Read some of Dr. Friedman’s recent writing about tattooing and other body modifications:

Books and Contributions to Edited Books

World Atlas of Tattoo. London: Thames and Hudson and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. Editor and primary author with a team of partial contributors.

“A Legacy of Diversity and Innovation: American Tattooing from the Revolution through the 1980s/Un héritage fait de diversité et d’innovation: le tatouage aux États-Unis de la guerre d’Indépendance aux années 1980” in Tatouers, Tatoués. Paris: Musée du Quai Branly/Actes Sud, 2014.

“A Mayfly Art” in The Operature. ATOM-r and PINUPS Magazine, 2013. An artist’s book collaboration. (buy the full artists’ book here)


Inside the World’s Only Surviving Tattoo Shop For Medieval Pilgrims.Atlas Obscura, August 18, 2016.

“Tattoo Tycoon.” (Interview with Lyle Tuttle) American Way (American Airlines inflight magazine), November 2015.


“Lucky 7: Lyle Tuttle Tattoos on Every Continent.” Total Tattoo Magazine, no. 115 (2014). (buy the full issue here or download it here)

“Pioneers in Cross-Cultural Body Modification.” Things and Ink, no. 6 (2014). (buy the full issue here)

Columns in Tattoo Culture Magazine, no. 1, 2, 3, and 4 (download them here)

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