The photography book ‘Ancient Marks’ by Chris Rainier, the National Geographic photographer, is a pure classic for tattoo enthusiasts. The black and white book published in 2004 portrays tribal tattooing and scarification around the globe through unparallel angles. The book is a blend of traditional skin art and its magnetism in the modern world. The fabulous photographs cover Maori culture along with the street gang tattooing in America and Europe.
Capturing the art of tattooing in still photographs has a charm of its own and especially, if the collection includes the fabulous artistic design of the bygone age. A must for tattoo artists who wish to penetrate into the extraordinary world of rare skin art works.