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Books in which Laura Vida's artwork appears

[newtattoo graphic]The New Tattoo
by Victoria Lautman and Vicki Berndt
Trade Paperback, 128 pages

Originally published in 1994, "The New Tattoo" presents the modern tattooing scene in words and pictures.

[subversion graphic]Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoos
by Margot Miflin
Trade Paperback, 150 pages

Tattoos on women are not just a Gen X phenomenon. Did you know Grandma may have had a secret tattoo? All is revealed in this book, which traces women as collectors and artists back 100 years or more.

[piercedhearts graphic]Pierced Hearts and True Love: A Century of Drawings for Tattoos
by Margo Demello, Alan B. Govenar, Don Ed Hardy and Michael McCabe (Contributor)
Trade Paperback

This is a catalog of an exhibit of flash and drawings for tattoos, the drawings that have appeared on the walls of tattoo studios since time immemorial as samples of the artists' work. Tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy and others contribute the collections' accompanying essays.

Electric Tattooing by Women 1900-2003
by Madame Chinchilla
Trade Paperback, 160 pages

A book about women tattoo artists by a very cool tattooer herself. It has brief bios and artists' statements from a number of contemporary tattooers, including Laura Vida.

Art from the Heart (Tattootime 5)

by D. E. Hardy

Forever Yes

Currently unavailable.

Books which Laura Vida recommends

[stewed graphic]Stewed, Screwed and Tattooed
by Madame Chinchilla
Trade Paperback, 104 pages

Madame Chinchilla has been a tattoo artist for many years. She's filled this book with images from C.W. Eldridge's Tattoo Archive and the Triangle Museum in addition to photos of her own work, and stories from her years as a tattoo artist.

[modprim graphic]Re/Search #12: Modern Primitives

by V. Vale
Trade Paperback, 212 pages

Considered a classic, this issue of the paperback series Re/Search focuses on body modifications of all kinds, including tattoos, and features many prominent artists.

[nyc graphic]New York City Tattoo

by Michael McCabe
Trade Paperback, 128 pages

Subtitled "The Oral History of an Urban Art," this book documents the old-time New York tattoo scene in the Bowery, Coney Island and Brooklyn--before tattoos moved uptown to the supermodels and rock stars.

The Hawaiian Tattoo

by P. F. Kwiatkowski
Trade Paperback

Focusing on the Hawaiian variants of the Polynesian tattooing styles.

Marks of Civilization: Artistic Transformations of the Human Body
by Arnold Rubin (Editor)
Trade Paperback, 279 pages

A scholarly look at body modification through the ages in various cultures.
1,000 Tattoos
by Henk Schiffmacher (Editor) and Burkhard Riemschneider
Trade Paperback, 704 pages

Exhaustive picture book, just what the name implies.
The Tattooists
by Albert L. Morse

For those interested in tattoo history.
Tattoo Postcard Book
Send Mom a note, you know you should write more often.


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Last Updated: November 2004
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