Vintage Tattoos

Vintage Tattoos

A Sourcebook for Old-School Designs and Tattoo Artists

Carol Clerk


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Princes and prisoners, sailors and criminals, showgirls and soldiers – all have submitted to the tattooist's art.

Vintage Tattoos features over 500 retro designs of every style and subject matter, including nautical, patriotic, hearts and banners, circus, girls, animals, roses, daggers and symbols. Legendary rock journalist Carol Clerk's curation of the most iconic traditional ink designs also includes profiles of history's illustrious tattoo artists, as well as interviews with contemporary practitioners.


Carol Clerk:
The late Carol Clerk was a veteran rock music writer, an author and an award-winning journalist. After many years on the staff of Melody Maker, most of those as news editor, she became a freelance writer contributing to Uncut, Classic Rock and the Independent, and appearing on radio and TV.