Currently reading : Tattoo-tatoué by Philippe Dube
Published in 1980, Phillippe Dubé‘s book Tattoo-tatoué. Histoire, techniques, motifs du tatouage en Amérique française, de la colonisation Ã nos jours. has remained relatively unknown within the world of tattoo literature. Written entirely in French, Tattoo-tatoué is one of the early works on tattooing with a focus on Canadian content. A professor of history at Laval University, Dubé utilized a number of interdisciplinary methodologies in his study, touching upon the sociological, psychological, historical, and visual aspects of tattooing. The book also includes a number of photos of notable historic Canadian tattooers (and their work), such as Doc Forbes, Prof. Clément Demers, Prof. Joe Lavoie, and Bruce Bodkin. See below for a selection of these seldom reproduced images.