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|Don Ed Hardy (Editor): Tattootime 2 - Tattoo Magic|
Any serious collector absolutely must have all five
issues of Hardy Mark's Tattootime series.
"Tattootime 2: Tattoo Magic" has a sentimental
value for me personally, since it was the second
ever tattoo publication I bought...
To this day, my favourite bit is probably the very
interesting interview with Richard O. Tyler, who
was an astrologer, tattooist and magician, am-
ongst other things.
Further chapters cover Christian tattooing (is it
or is it not a "sin"?), the art of cover-ups, sacred
calligraphy (in Sanskrit), tattooed Buddhist char-
ms in Thailand, and dragon tattoo design.
As in all Tattootime volumes, the photographs
are very good, the "suggested further reading"
sections at the end of each chapter a source
for finding yet new ways to spend your money.
(There simply is so much interesting stuff out
Ed Hardy's Tattoo City San Francisco still has
copies of some of the Tattootime issues. They
do in fact carry all Hardy Marks Publications,
plus some other goodies. Tattootime 01 "New
Tribalism" and Tattootime 04 "Life And Death
Tattoos" are only available second hand; if
you need help tracking them down, do cont-
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