Category: tattoo

The Original Tattooed Lady: Portraits of Irene Woodward aka “La…

The Original Tattooed Lady: Portraits of Irene Woodward aka “La Belle Irene” in the late 19th and early 20 centuries.

Before tattoo was popular: 30 cool pics of tattooed ladies from…

Before tattoo was popular: 30 cool pics of tattooed ladies from the early 20th century.

Amazing vintage photographs of legendary tattooist Les Skuse and…

Amazing vintage photographs of legendary tattooist Les Skuse and members from the Bristol Tattoo Club.

Vyvyn Lazonga: Seattle tattoo artist makes mastectomy scars…

Vyvyn Lazonga: Seattle tattoo artist makes mastectomy scars beautiful.

Tattoos

The Tatler, England, April 22, 1903

Chicago Tribune, Illinois, July 4, 1937

Chicago Tribune, Illinois, July 4, 1937

barbariansatthegates: historical-nonfiction: …

barbariansatthegates:

historical-nonfiction:

Scythians were ancient horse nomads whose tribes controlled the Eurasian steppe from southern Siberia to the Black Sea from about the 800s BCE to 100s CE. Thanks to their high-latitude homeland, some Scythian burials became accidental mummies, preserved in frozen ground until archaeologists uncovered them.

Their well-preserved bodies mean we can tell they had tattoos. Lots of them! They didn’t tattoo their faces. But pretty much anywhere else was up for inking.

Two bits of info about this: 

1. The above illustration is based off of a body found among the Pazyryk mummies, the Pazyryk being a Scythian culture. 

2. The below man is a Toronto professor (and obvious Scythian enthusiast) who had all of those tattoos done based off of the real tattoos found on Pazyryk bodies. He was interviewed in this British Museum article: [link]

Scythians were ancient horse nomads whose trib…

Scythians were ancient horse nomads whose tribes controlled the Eurasian steppe from southern Siberia to the Black Sea from about the 800s BCE to 100s CE. Thanks to their high-latitude homeland, some Scythian burials became accidental mummies, preserved in frozen ground until archaeologists uncovered them.

Their well-preserved bodies mean we can tell they had tattoos. Lots of them! They didn’t tattoo their faces. But pretty much anywhere else was up for inking.

A film fan uses a mirror to admire the image of film star Gary…

A film fan uses a mirror to admire the image of film star Gary Cooper she has had tattooed on her back by George Burchett, a London tattooist, 1936.

The Classy Lassie With the Tattooed Chassis – Gorgeous photos…

The Classy Lassie With the Tattooed Chassis – Gorgeous photos of Cindy Ray from between the 1950s and 1960s.