History and Facts about (old school) Tattooing


This is an ancient egyptian tattoo on a mummy. Seems like for them, tattoos were primarily for women and may have been used as protection against death during childbirth! In other cultures, tattooing meant different things, however it seems that most ancient cultures enjoyed tattooing. This article is real interesting. Read it, for real. In my Stick and Poke Tattoo Zine, I add some cool facts about early tattoos.

Click the picture to read full Smithsonian article…