Tattoo History Daily

Sep 19

Another one of the historic #tattoo pieces in the Ricco/Maresca exhibition that opened last night. Hope some of you in NYC got to be there! Up through 10/25.

Another one of the historic #tattoo pieces in the Ricco/Maresca exhibition that opened last night. Hope some of you in NYC got to be there! Up through 10/25.

Sep 18

Neat Russian “tattooed” sailor character in this film. Great find by the FB 495 project! Go to 41:15: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SxQkt-Kyc

Neat Russian “tattooed” sailor character in this film. Great find by the FB 495 project! Go to 41:15: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i9SxQkt-Kyc

Sep 16

The new New Yorker cover immediately brought to mind 2 historic images. Wonder if the artist was familiar with either of these images? Here’s one of them…the other is not social media friendly because of female nipples :/

The new New Yorker cover immediately brought to mind 2 historic images. Wonder if the artist was familiar with either of these images? Here’s one of them…the other is not social media friendly because of female nipples :/

Sep 11

Bert Grimm flash from the soon-to-open (Sept 18) Body Electric exhibit at Ricco/Maresca Gallery in NYC. Image courtesy Lift Trucks Project.

Bert Grimm flash from the soon-to-open (Sept 18) Body Electric exhibit at Ricco/Maresca Gallery in NYC. Image courtesy Lift Trucks Project.

Sep 05

New tattoo-history-work by the lovely @artbyellengreene at Chicago’s Packer Schopf Gallery. Check it out if you are in the area through end of October.

New tattoo-history-work by the lovely @artbyellengreene at Chicago’s Packer Schopf Gallery. Check it out if you are in the area through end of October.

Still from a really amazing and lovely animated film about a man’s memories of his grandmother’s Berber tattoos. For those of you who understand French it is jam-packed full of info about the meanings. Link to the film on FB and Twitter.

Still from a really amazing and lovely animated film about a man’s memories of his grandmother’s Berber tattoos. For those of you who understand French it is jam-packed full of info about the meanings. Link to the film on FB and Twitter.

Sep 01

#etching version of Otto Dix’s #tattooedlady from 1922

#etching version of Otto Dix’s #tattooedlady from 1922

Aug 29

Are there any indigenous Bedouin or Berber tattoos artists working today that I could feature in my upcoming World Atlas of Tattoos??? Will be launching a series of historical photos for the next couple weeks from the Middle East and North Africa to see who might have connections with these practices in the present day! Please send any and all leads. This image is of a Shammar woman (Iraq) from Smeaton, 1937.

Are there any indigenous Bedouin or Berber tattoos artists working today that I could feature in my upcoming World Atlas of Tattoos??? Will be launching a series of historical photos for the next couple weeks from the Middle East and North Africa to see who might have connections with these practices in the present day! Please send any and all leads. This image is of a Shammar woman (Iraq) from Smeaton, 1937.

Aug 17

1984 photo by Letizia Battaglia of a murdered Italian #mafia member. See FB for link to the article!

1984 photo by Letizia Battaglia of a murdered Italian #mafia member. See FB for link to the article!

Aug 15

Another in-my-backyard body-art artifacts. Scarification on a mid 19th c. Chokwe mask (Angola/DRC) of the “idealized ancestral chief Chihongo” from the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.

Another in-my-backyard body-art artifacts. Scarification on a mid 19th c. Chokwe mask (Angola/DRC) of the “idealized ancestral chief Chihongo” from the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.