The history of tattoos

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If you have a tattoo, you’re part of a rich cultural history that dates back at least 8,000 years. Where did this practice of body modification come from, and how has its function changed over time? Addison Anderson tracks the history of getting inked.

Lesson by Addison Anderson, animation by The Think Blot.

The history of tattoos - Addison Anderson

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If you have a tattoo, you’re part of a rich cultural history that dates back at least 8,000 years. Where did this practice of body modification come from, and how has its function changed over time? Addison Anderson tracks the history of getting inked.

Lesson by Addison Anderson, animation by The Think Blot.

The History of Tattoos

A running review of the history of Tattoos and all the things that make tattoos special.