Category Archives: History

Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

It looks like The New Yorker got a hold of Margot Mifflin’s upcoming book, “Bodies of Subversion: A Secret History of Women and Tattoo” and put together a nice little photo gallery of some of the most classic photos of … Continue reading

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Observatory Room “Tragic Tattoo Tales” event in Brooklyn

Looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day? The Observatory Room in Brooklyn, NY may have an answer for you and your sweetheart – and it’s only $5! On Thursday, February 14th they will be presenting an Illustrated lecture and … Continue reading

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“Like” Tattoo History Daily on Facebook

  We love seeing awesome blogs and Facebook pages dedicated to tattooing. One page that we think you should totally ‘like’ is Tattoo History Daily. The page is updated daily with photos of antique pigments, vintage photos, primitive tools and … Continue reading

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A Touching Story on Passing on Holocaust Tattoos to Next Generation

I know the title of this story is weird, and I thought so too until I read this article from a German Newspaper. Be prepared to grab the kleenex, it’s very touching… Soon, there will no longer be any living … Continue reading

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2500 Year Old Princess Mummy Discovered with a Tattoo

This is crazy news! A Siberian princess buried in the permafrost in Russia for more than 2500 years and was recently discovered. When scientist Natalia Polosmak found the remains of ancient Princess Ukok close to Russia’s border with Mongolia and … Continue reading

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The Tattooed Women of the 20s, 30s and 40s

Now a days it seems like everyone has tattoos and it is easy to forget how rare it used to be to see someone with one – especially women! The Daily Mail put together a great little piece on the women … Continue reading

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Lead Opera Singer drops out after it is revealed he has a Swastika Tattoo

Be careful of those tattoos you get when you are young that you could regret later! Yevgeny Nikitin, a well-known bass-baritone opera singer, announced this weekend that he is dropping out of the German Bayreuth Festival. Organizers confronted the singer … Continue reading

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“Tattoo Nation” to hit theaters this October

On Thursday, October 11th the premiere for Tattoo Nation, the first feature length documentary about the revolutionary style of Black and Grey tattoo art, will be held at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood.  The film traces the origins of tattoo and its … Continue reading

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“Tattoos: The Legacy of Seafaring Heritage” on History Today

History Today released an article today entitled “Tattoos: The Legacy of Seafaring Heritage”. It’s an interesting look into the history of tattoos examines the appeal of the tattoo among high society. “A tattoo: would you? According to recent research the answer … Continue reading

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“The Evolution of Tattoo Art” by Joe Capobianco

Hope’s own Joe Capobianco is set to be the head judge on Oxygen Networks “BEST INK” show, debuting tomorrow night at 10pm. In the wake of the premier Joe has been writing for various media outlets, one being the Huffington … Continue reading

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