Re: Body Decoration

Timothy Roufs (troufs@UA.D.UMN.EDU)
Tue, 24 May 1994 12:43:10 -0500


You might find it interesting to have a look at Tetova'lt szta'lin
(Tattooed Stalin), a book on tattoos of Soviet prisoners. The book is in
Hungarian and some Russian, but there is an English synopsis and partial
translation available. Authors are A'kos Kova'cs and Erzse'bet Sztre's.
Published in Szeged, Hungary in 1989.

Tim Roufs
Duluth, MN

On Fri, 13 May 1994, Michelle Cameron No. Reading HS94 wrote:

> Hello--
> I am doing a research project on body decoration-
> both in American societies, and societies around the in societies around the wor
> ld.
> I am looking for any information regarding body decoration in
> foreign cultures. I would appreciate any input about human adornment
> and any explanations as to why it is done and what it symbolizes.
> Thank You in advance for your help.
> Michelle Cameron