The world's first publication on the art of Chinese skin illustration-a unique and stimulating book on the elusive and secretive Chinese world of permanent body illustration. With over 250 original images, showing the proud wearers of body art, this book takes the reader 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 colorful world of ancient mariner tattoos. China Tattoo is provocative, substantially researched, and filled with stunning images. Over 250 color photos and illustrations. Hardcover.
Chris Wroblewski is a world traveler and tattoo enthusiast since age 14, and has 21 books on photography and tattooing to his credit. In 1977 he graduated from Trent University in Nottingham, a prestigious photographic school. He continues to work on unique productions such as Tooth Mechanics, a film documentary about Indian dentists, and other projects.