This infographic provides a deeper look into the history of tattoos and other interesting facts about body art.

This infographic provides a deeper look into the history of tattoos and other interesting facts about body art.

A TED-Ed Animation Explaining the History of Tattoos

A TED-Ed Animation Explaining the History of Tattoos

If you have a tattoo, you’re part of a rich cultural history that dates back at least years. Where did this practice of body modification come from, and how has its function changed over time? Addison Anderson tracks the history of getting inked.

European and indigenous Americans being judged at the court of Nature for modifying their bodies, from the frontispiece to John Bulwer's Anthropometamorphosiss, 1656 (via The Atlantic)

The Human Stain: A Deep History of Tattoo Removal

European and indigenous Americans being judged at the court of Nature for modifying their bodies, from the frontispiece to John Bulwer's Anthropometamorphosiss, 1656 (via The Atlantic)

History of Body Modification, including tattoos, subdermal implants, foot binding, and deadly nightshade eye drops!

History of Body Modification, including tattoos, subdermal implants, foot binding, and deadly nightshade eye drops!

People Illustrated: In antiquity, tattoos could beautify, shock, or humiliate :http://www.historyoftheancientworld.com/2015/07/people-illustrated-in-antiquity-tattoos-could-beautify-shock-or-humiliate/

People Illustrated: In antiquity, tattoos could beautify, shock, or humiliate :http://www.historyoftheancientworld.com/2015/07/people-illustrated-in-antiquity-tattoos-could-beautify-shock-or-humiliate/

Tribal Markings and Meanings | Tattoo History - Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Tattoo Images - History of ...

Tribal Markings and Meanings | Tattoo History - Easter Island (Rapa Nui) Tattoo Images - History of ...

Tatto Tester by JuliAnn Miller. The kit also includes a brochure with information on tattoo statistics and a brief history of tattooing.

Tatto Tester by JuliAnn Miller. The kit also includes a brochure with information on tattoo statistics and a brief history of tattooing.

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