Leicester Square, May 1982
Tuinol Barry, Chelsea 1982
Skinhead, Leicester Square 1980
To see more of the exceptional photographs of Derek Ridger’s documentation of British youth culture have a look here.
This fantastic blog exhibits exquisite examples from the history of tattooing based on the archival research and/or personal collection of the interdisciplinary scholar Anna Felicity Friedman.
Tattooed Marquesan from Shillibeer, 1817
(from private-collection Biehler flash, c. 1930s)
One of 4 locksmith’s tattoos in the “occupational” section of Riecke’s 1925 study of tattoos in “Today’s Europe”
All images courtesy of www.tattoohistorian.tumblr.com
“A body, used as a canvas, every inch of skin filled with sacred text and figures of mythical creatures, all forming a protective shield. A boxer, a monk, a construction worker, a policeman, a soldier, a taxi driver, a shipyard worker, a shaman, a tattoo master; men, women, and their inked protection from evil spirits and bad luck. Enter the world of Thailand’s spiritual “Yantra” tattoo tradition.”
Have a look at some more from this beautiful series here
Photos I took of some very beautiful folk tattoos on a recent trip to South West India.
All images by Reba Maybury
As beneficial as Tumblr can be, it reminds me sometimes of a a Greasy Pole. The further you may look to find something interesting, the more slippery it gets.
However, perseverance can be rewarding as proves this picture of young girls from Borneo tattoing themselves.
Found on anonymous corpses. In switzerland. Collected by the Musée de l’Art Brut, Lausanne
He is the only person in the world with over 1,900 Disney tattoos (as of October 2006). Talk about dedication…