Tattoo Pics, History and Fun
TONS OF TATTOO INFORMATION
This website includes many historical photos, cool tattoo pics, a virtual tattoo game and numerous quotes and information about tattoos!
A mix of eclectic information, solely for the lover of tattoos and the seeker of interesting stuff!
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Photo depiction by author of this website - Unless otherwise noted, other photos in this site are from website Author's private collection and are all images prior to 1923, in the Public Domain.
1833 TATTOO IMAGE - ONE OF THE EARLIEST TATTOO PICS AVAILABLE
Here is an 1833 image of tattoos (images 1-3). You won't find too many images from this era, they are very difficult to locate.
(This is a copy of the original publication from that date and this photo sheet is in the Public Domain)
Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past. ~Jack London
c1920 EAR ORNAMENTS - TATTOO - PAGAN TRIBES - BORNEO MENClick thumbnail to view full-size
In the 1890s, American socialite Ward McAllister said about tattoos: "It is certainly the most vulgar and barbarous habit the eccentric mind of fashion ever invented. It may do for an illiterate seaman, but hardly for an aristocrat."
WEIRD TATTOO STUFF!
Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good. ~Author Unknown
WWI WWI 1916 FRENCH SOLDIER TATTOO PICS - BOXERS - BERLIN - TRENCHES
Quirky is sexy, like scars or chipped teeth, like tattoos-they're rebellious.~Jennifer Aniston
Charles Wagner was the first American tattoo artist who successfully practiced the cosmetic tattooing of women's lips, cheeks and eyebrows. He also tattooed dogs and horses for ID theft. He was also known to be able to combine and organize several small designs to make a larger harmonious pattern.
c1920 MAORI LADY MAN TATTOO SCROLLWORK BARBARICClick thumbnail to view full-size
Some contemporary cultural anthropologists have interpreted tattooing as an integral part of a larger phenomenon of body modification, including branding, scarring and piercing, inspired by the global disintegration of cultural frontiers.
WORKS OF ART AS TATTOO PIC DESIGNSClick thumbnail to view full-size
CRAZY TATTOOING IN FAST MOTION!
Really wild video of a man getting tattooed at an accelerated speed! COOL!
c1920 NEW ZEALAND LADY - TATTOO - MOTHER - BABY - FLAX - WARRIORClick thumbnail to view full-size
Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate? ~Unknown
VIRTUAL TATTOOING!! FLASH IT ON BEFORE YOU BUY IT!
- TRY ON A VIRTUAL TATTOO ...CLICK HERE!!
Try on a virtual tattoo before you go to the tattoo shop! Designs at this link include; FLORAL, TRIBAL, DECORATIVE, SKULLS and ANIMALS!
c1920 NEW ZEALAND MAORI - TATTOO - FLAX STALKS - PHORMIUMClick thumbnail to view full-size
- WING TATTOOS - NOT JUST FOR FEDEX
Trying to make a decision for a tattoo design? Wings are very popular and if you feel Angelic, this is the way to go!
"Flash" refers to drawings of tattoo designs that are commonly found on tattoo studio walls. Flash comes in two varieties, standardized images that are sold commercially, or images drawn by tattoo artists themselves.
A REAL FUNNY "TATTALE" FROM A TATTOO ARTIST!
A story that quickly comes to mind, a few years back, I do a tattoo for a guy that has his name, his wife's name and his daughter's name in it (a ribbon wrapped around a rose). As is my custom, when finished, I have him look at it in the mirror to check it out prior to bandaging it. He looks at it, then turns to me looking rather pissed and tells me I wrote the names backwards. I calmly asked him if he'd ever looked into a mirror before and he instantly turned red and started to apologize profusely. True story.
I want to get a tattoo of myself on my entire body, only two inches taller. ~Steven Wright