Henk Schiffmacher

[Tattoo - Design - Symbolism]

Literally a metal device that prevents a ship or boat from drifting, the anchor came to represent a sailor’s last resort in stormy weather, a symbol of well-grounded hope. In early Christianity, hope was an anchor for the soul, as Christ was an anchor in life. The anchor was a synonym for steadfastness, strength, tranquility, and faithfulness: all these qualities help us to weather the storms of life.
This is the fourth volume in a series of publications dealing with major themes in tattoo art. They feature a superb selection of images covering the art and history of Western electric tattooing that are hand picked from the Schiffmacher Collection. These high quality, collectible publications elaborate on themes that can be admired, will inspire and educate, and be a source of tattoo motifs and designs.

Amsterdam Tattoo Museum (2013) 124 p. 16 x 16 cm - Hardcover

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