Tattoo Lexington

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A Tattoo Lexington

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Modern tattooing in the Western world has its origins in 16th through 18th century maritime expeditions, which promoted contact between explorers and the amerindian tribes and Polynesians they encountered. The Polynesian practice, especially, became popular among European sailors, who took the Samoan word tatau to describe the actual tattoo. As sailors traveled abroad and returned home with tattoos inscribed on their bodies, tattoos began to appear in mainstream European, and eventually North American, figurations, as well

1960’s (Australia)

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Member of Bristol’s Tattooing Club, 1950’s – Great Britain

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