Ancient ink connects ancient body art traditions to modern culture with essays on indigenous tattoo revitalization and the work of contemporary tattoo artists who employ historical techniques and imagery demonstrating the pervasiveness of tattooing and its status as a shared human practice. Ancient ink connects ancient body art traditions to modern culture through indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists lars krutak is a research associate in the department of anthropology at the national museum of natural history smithsonian institution. Ancient ink the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing presents new research from across the globe examining tattooed human remains tattoo tools and ancient art. Ancient ink the archaeology of tattooing book release tattoo news tattooing women traditional techniques coming to you in fall 2017 spring 2018 from the university of washington pressour new book ancient ink the archaeology of tattooing. The desire to alter and adorn the human body is universal while specific forms of body decoration and the underlying motivations vary according to region culture and era all human societies have engaged in practices designed to augment and
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