TATTOO. 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher's Private Collection



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TATTOO. 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher's Private Collection.
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TATTOO. 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher's Private Collection

Legendary tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher takes us through the history of tattooing



The legendary Amsterdam tattoo artist Henk Schiffmacher takes the reader through his book 'TATTOO. 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher's Private Collection' takes us on a journey through the history of tattooing. The 6 kilogram Taschenboek Tattoo by Henk Schiffmacher covers two centuries of tattoo history mixed with an intimate look at the lives of tattoo artists, and the personal struggles and triumphs, occupational hazards and artistic courage that have shaped so much of this history.

Over the past forty years, Henk Schiffmacher has put his heart and soul into his collection, collecting tattoo drawings, designs, photographs and artifacts from around the world. Each of the book's five chapters contains many never-before-seen highlights from this collection, including lithographs, etchings, tattoo instruments, paintings, photographs, posters, signboards, original drawings and tattoo designs known in the trade as flash. extremely rare vintage flash sheets from major players in early Western tattooing.

The vastness and diversity of tattoos around the world is chronicled in the book's more than 700 images, including the indigenous tattooing of the Maori and Pacific Islanders, the ancient traditions of Asia and the origins of old-fashioned Western tattoos in Europe and the United States. States.

The book also includes a dozen original illustrations by Schiffmacher in his inimitable style, as well as a personal introduction describing Schiffmacher's own journey as both an artist and a collector that shaped his view of the art's journey from the underground to the mainstream. Schiffmacher brings a fascinating perspective to tattoo history through his personal reflections and wild adventure stories.

in this 'TATTOO. 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher''s Private Collection," we learn not only about the history of tattooing, but also about the adventures behind the creation of one of the largest tattoo collections in the world, by a self-taught tattoo artist in love with the art and its innovators.

Title: TATTOO. 1730s-1970s. Henk Schiffmacher's Private Collection.
Author: Henk Schiffmacher
Publisher: Taschen
Size: 329 x 468 x 65 mm
Size: 440 pages
Weight: 6097 grams
Language: English
Material: Hardcover
ISBN: 9783836569354


Henk Schiffmacher

Henk Schiffmacher (Harderwijk, 1952) comes from a Catholic butcher family in Harderwijk. From an early age he had a love of drawing and collecting. He had little interest in school. He wanted to become a painter. His first sketches and drawings found their way into the homes and bedrooms of uncles and aunts, and Schiffmacher won annual drawing competitions....