History of Tattooing

Author(s): Wilfrid Dyson Hambly


This engrossing 1925 survey offers one of the most complete histories of world tattoo practices. Written during an era when colonial authorities had all but eliminated indigenous tattooing, it discusses their significance in terms of religious beliefs and social status. This Dover edition features a new selection of 80 images from vanishing cultures.


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W.D. Hambley was an anthropologist, a noted authority on Africa, and the assistant curator of African Ethnlogy for the Museum of Natural History of Chicago.

General Fields

  • : 9780486468129
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : Dover Publications Inc.
  • : 0.381
  • : March 2009
  • : 216mm X 136mm X 19mm
  • : books

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  • : P
  • : 384
  • : illustrations