Danish Tattooing traces the visual development from 1895 up to the present day, with the Golden Age of the 1960s particularly rich on fascinating tales from a rough scene. The book is full of anecdotes and historical photographs of larger-than-life characters and tattooing hotspots: the raw Nyhavn, where sailors and drunk Swedes got their tattoos, and the even rougher Istedgade, which developed into a new tattooing hub in the 1980s.
Actually, Copenhagen was the heart and soul of tattooing in Scandinavia until the mid-seventies.
Jon Nordstrøm is back with a slightly altered and improved Danish Tattooing book. The very popular first edition was sold out in seconds, and the curation of tattoos and tattooers is excellent, worth while for both aficionados and the simply curious.
Great inspiration for your next tattoo, or a great present for the young in the family that are just starting out with some ink-spots on the skin.