German tattoo artist and “fakir” Hugo Schmidt (note the upper-arm piercings he is doing in this photo). Read more about him (including a great quote about the piercing performances he did) in my article in the current @thingsandink Modification issue!

German tattoo artist and “fakir” Hugo Schmidt (note the upper-arm piercings he is doing in this photo). Read more about him (including a great quote about the piercing performances he did) in my article in the current @thingsandink Modification issue!

And also an incredible 700 AD tattoo find in the news today: http://bit.ly/1m19R2p

And also an incredible 700 AD tattoo find in the news today: http://bit.ly/1m19R2p

Some great new research out today on C. H. Fellowes by Carmen Forquer Nyssen: http://bit.ly/1gqWuZV

Some great new research out today on C. H. Fellowes by Carmen Forquer Nyssen: http://bit.ly/1gqWuZV

Today’s post courtesy of THD fan @katyharrisgreenslade. Some of her granddad’s 60-year-old tattoos acquired while in the Royal Navy in Malta, London, and Portsmouth. Love that some of the color is still so bright!

Today’s post courtesy of THD fan @katyharrisgreenslade. Some of her granddad’s 60-year-old tattoos acquired while in the Royal Navy in Malta, London, and Portsmouth. Love that some of the color is still so bright!

Tattoo-History-Daily-inspired tattoo on fan Mona Qafisheh by Jon Garber, Fifth Estate Tattoo (AZ). Source is Baer, 1893. Do send me your THD-inspired tattoos! Love to see them.

Tattoo-History-Daily-inspired tattoo on fan Mona Qafisheh by Jon Garber, Fifth Estate Tattoo (AZ). Source is Baer, 1893. Do send me your THD-inspired tattoos! Love to see them.

Your support is always incredibly appreciated! (Note also the donate button at tattoohistorian.com)

Your support is always incredibly appreciated! (Note also the donate button at tattoohistorian.com)

Taschen just released a 25th anniversary edition of this book! Hard to believe.

Taschen just released a 25th anniversary edition of this book! Hard to believe.

Posts like this make it worthwhile to run this labor of love for free. Thanks Olle! And also a reminder that if you are feeling generous, donations to support THD are always welcome via PayPal to tattoohistorian@gmail.com (there’s also a “donate” button at tattoohistorian.com).

Posts like this make it worthwhile to run this labor of love for free. Thanks Olle! And also a reminder that if you are feeling generous, donations to support THD are always welcome via PayPal to tattoohistorian@gmail.com (there’s also a “donate” button at tattoohistorian.com).

And the full plate of the previous image (De Bry, 1591)

And the full plate of the previous image (De Bry, 1591)