Maarten Hesselt launches new incredible tribal site:
The World of Tattoo
In The World of Tattoo, author Maarten Hesselt van Dinter discusses tattoos and their inspiration continent by continent. The book includes many rare and previously unpublished illustrations sourced from libraries and museums across the globe.
This is the first time the rich history of tattooing from ancient times to the present day has been discussed in such detail: from the renowned Tahitian tattoos to the largely unknown Chinese traditions; from the tattooed remains of prehistoric man to Western trends. During the eight years he took to research this book, Maarten Hesselt van Dinter criss-crossed the globe visiting archives and private collectors in search of unique material.
The World of Tattoo, the first publication covering global tattooing practices, provides a wide overview of tattoo cultures on each continent:
- Global indigenous cultures are discussed in detail.
- Unique illustrations!
- A new richly illustrated reference work.
- Popular science written an accessible style.
- Includes flash.
Maarten Hesselt Van Dinter is available for interviews.
Promotional activities can be arranged (pre-publication, discount vouchers, prize
The book has been published in English and Dutch editions and negotiations are currently underway for a German edition.