Tattooed Women and their Mates
1955, a cult illustrated title on the art & symbolism of the tattoo
First US edition, hardback bound in the original blue cloth with printed titling to spine. 22 × 13cm, 34pp text, followed by a substantial number of black and white photographs.
A rare and cult book on the tattoo, its art and symbolism. It was published as No 1 in the World Folk Arts series. Chapters: 1. Introduction, 2. Methods, 3. Tattooed Women, 4. Sex and Tattooing, 5. Erotic Motifs, 6. Homosexual Tattooing, 7. Criminal Tattooing, 8. Strange Motifs, 9. Art and Tattooing, 10. Conclusions.
A good copy, there is a little fading and marking to the cloth binding but the contents are in very good order.