Eric Guillon & Jérôme Pierrat - Marins Tatoués
Text(s) by Eric Guillon and Jérôme Pierrat
24 x 17 cm
Language: French, English
Publisher: La Manufacture de Livres
The history of tattooing among sailors, since Cook's stopover in Tahiti in 1769. After attending a ceremony, guests succumb to the local custom, a decoration of the body by injecting bluish marks under the skin. The book evokes the development of this practice, linked to exoticism and eroticism. The different marks of pattern recognition are decrypted.