Published by Nordstrøms
296 pages, Softcover
7 3/4" x 9 3/4" (197 x 248 mm)
600 color illustrations, English/Danish
Danish Tattooing traces the visual development of tattooing from 1895 up to the present day, with special attention paid to the Golden Age of the 1960s, an era particularly rich with fascinating tales from a rough scene. The book is full of anecdotes and historical photographs of larger-than-life characters and tattooing hotspots, including the raw area of Nyhavn, where sailors and drunk Swedes got tattooed, the even rougher Istedgade, which developed into a new tattooing hub in the 1980s, and Copenhagen, which was the heart and soul of tattooing in Scandinavia until the mid-seventies.