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Manufacturer: Abbeville Press
Average Customer Rating: Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5Average rating of 4.0/5

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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 391.650952
EAN: 9780896597983
ISBN: 0896597989
Label: Abbeville Press
Manufacturer: Abbeville Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 112
Publication Date: 1988-02
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Studio: Abbeville Press

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Summary: Japanese Tattoo
Comment: Nice artwork. Large pictures, basically information of the tattoo designs, and their meanings. If your interested in Japanese artwork you will like this..

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Summary: Old, but great pictures
Comment: Although the pictures are old, the tattoo-work is still astonishing. A great book for inspiration if you're like me, planning to tattoo a japanase motiv.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5Average rating of 2/5
Summary: Terrible writing and poor picture quality
Comment: On the good side, Amazon service was just as great as ever in delivering this book.

On the bad side (and there are several) this book had a cheap feel about it just from opening the packaging. Reading the preface / introduction I was stunned by the insulting gibberish by D.M. Thomas as to the Japanese tattoo culture. Looking at the back cover of the book you also see the photographer holding the heads of her subjects which also feels demeaning to the Japanese men portrayed in the picture: Japanese are not very touchy and touching ones head is generally not a good thing in most Asian cultures: the impression is of a woman and her two dogs. Not nice.

Later in the book you find the photographs blurry and the picture text very poor: you could have filled these huge pages with a lot of informative and captivating text about Japanese tattoo and culture. Instead you get to read what is pretty much: "this man has a fish tattoo".


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Summary: nice images
Comment: The book is nice but some of the photos are not that great in quality. Has some nice designs, but I have to say I expected a little more of this book. Would probably buy again though.

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Summary: Great Art, but subpar writting
Comment: This book is worth the price for the pictures alone. Which is good because the writing is extremely sub par, with misinformation and just wrong information. The art is wonderful but the writing is so bad that you are probably better of not even reading it.


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