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Tattooing in the Marshall Islands

Dirk H. R. Spennemann

Softcover, 204 pp.

Tattooing in the Marshall Islands is the first academic and scholarly compilation about the history, progression, and demise of the traditionally intricate practice of Marshallese tattooing. This work richly documents the precise approach of tattooing as an art and describes its incredible ornamental and elaborate execution.

Along with visual examples, the text portrays the conventional, social, and relevant cultural context in which tattooing needs to be seen. Specific attention is dedicated to defining why art is placed on specific parts of the body.

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