Chris Wroblewski China Tattoo

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China Tattoo

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A unique and stimulating book on the elusive and secretive Chinese world of permanent body illustration. With more than 250 original images showing the proud wearers of body art, author Chris Wroblewski takes readers on a journey through China: from the mountains of Yunan, where the ethnic tribespeople still maintain their tradition of marking the face with butterfly designs that they believe will transport them to heaven in the afterlife, across the plains of China to Hong Kong and the equally colourful world of ancient mariner tattoos.

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A world traveler and tattoo enthusiast since age 14, Wroblewski has 21 books on photography and tattooing to his credit. In 1974, he went to India where he became fascinated by photography. Upon his return to England he worked in a professional studio, learned the craft and decided to make a lifelong commitment to the artform. In 1977 he graduated from Trent University in Nottingham, one of the most prestigious photographic schools in the world. He continues to work on unique productions such as "Tooth Mechanics," a film documentary about Indian dentists, and other projects.

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