Art historian Burkhard Riemschneider runs an art gallery in Berlin and has published several monographs on contemporary artists. Amsterdam-based tattoo artist and historian Henk Schiffmacher is a living legend in the tattoo world. Traveling the world since the 1970s, Schiffmacher has amassed one of the largest collections of contemporary and historical tattoo ephemera in the world, known as the Schiffmacher Tattoo Heritage. He has tattooed many rock and pop stars, and his tattoo shop attracts countless tattoo pilgrims. A director and writer, he has published over twenty books, including TASCHEN's 1000 Tattoos, and designed for many brands. In 2017, he was decorated by the king and queen of the Netherlands as an Officer in the Order of Orange-Nassau, a Dutch order of chivalry and the highest recognition given to a civilian.
"This visually exceptional compendium treats tattooing with the
artistic respect it deserves." * huffingtonpost.com *
"Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art, this is a sweeping look at an under-appreciated art form." * The Gentleman's Journal *
"A fascinating book for hardcore ink collectors and art appreciators alike." * uncrate.com *
"TASCHEN's 1000 Tattoos explores the history of body art around the world, from Maori facial engravings to skinhead markings to '20s circus ladies to awful drunken mistakes (hello, ankle dolphin tattoo)." * Fast Company *
"A fascinating and disconcerting book in which, on every page, the human body is displayed to fire the imagination of each of us ..." * Connexion *