Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The History of Tattoos

Queen Victoria had a tattoo? We may never know for sure, but tattoos were somewhat of a fad in Victorian society, after sailors came back from Polynesia with them. But tattoos go back as far a human civilization, for various reasons in various places. The TED-Ed animation skims over many of them briefly, and together they reminds us of how universal the art of tattoo really is. You can get the full lesson by Addison Anderson here. (via Digg)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have wondered why people got tattoos. With the exceptions of involuntary tattoos and gangs, why tattoos? To help with memory and to express yourself? What happens if your desire to express yourself changes?

I guess I still do not understand.