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)

Timucua tattoos (Native Americans in Florida) from De Bry, 1591. Still posting tattoos from warm places only until the snow melts (and we have 7 to 16 inches forecast coming tonight!)

Timucua tattoos (Native Americans in Florida) from De Bry, 1591. Still posting tattoos from warm places only until the snow melts (and we have 7 to 16 inches forecast coming tonight!)

East-African stretched ears in Bulwer’s Anthropometamorphosis. Read about Central American stretched ears on early-16th-century transculturite Gonzalo Guerrero in the current @thingsandink Modification issue!

East-African stretched ears in Bulwer’s Anthropometamorphosis. Read about Central American stretched ears on early-16th-century transculturite Gonzalo Guerrero in the current @thingsandink Modification issue!

Detail of facial tattoos in Manuel Arellano’s “Rendition of a Chichimeco, Native of the Province of Parral”, 1711.

Detail of facial tattoos in Manuel Arellano’s “Rendition of a Chichimeco, Native of the Province of Parral”, 1711.