The tattoo dictionary : an A-Z guide to choosing your tattoo / Trent Aitken-Smith ; illustrated by Ashley Tyson.
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: London : Mitchell Beazley,
ISBN: 9781784721770 (hbk.) :
From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication by cultures all over the world for thousands of years. Through meticulous research, 'The Tattoo Dictionary' uncovers the history of the most popular symbols in tattoo history, revealing their hidden meanings and the long-forgotten stories behind them.
255 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 22 cm
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