Anchors on Skin - Tattoos and Tales from the Royal Australian Navy

Anchors on Skin
Anchors on Skin

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“Where tattoos were once seen as the sign of a sailor or a rebel, they are now widely socially accepted, traditional and tell a unique tale. Love them or hate them, the traditional skin art is fabric to our maritime culture. The reasons for being tattooed are as varied as navy’s men and women themselves. This book is dedicated our Navy shipmates that have endured the buzzing sound and pricking sensation of a tattoo gun for the sake of art, reflection and remembrance.”

LCDR Will Singer, RAN

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