25 Impressive Stories About Tattoos That Will Leave A Mark On You

Tattoos seem to be one of those things that you are either not into at all, or you are really into. No matter what side of the spectrum you fall on though, this list will provide you with some entertaining stories about tattoos and the people who get them. As an art, tattooing has been around since antiquity. The word “tattoo” was actually borrowed from the Polynesian word “tatau” which means “correct, or workmanlike”. It was then brought to Europe by James Cook. Before that point, it had been referred to as painting or scarring. Some of the oldest discovered mummies actually have tattoos which leads anthropologists to believe that tattooing has played a significant role in human cultural for thousands of years. These days tattooing is done for a variety of reasons and along with it come numerous stigmas and taboos. For example, in Japan you may not be admitted to some public baths if you have tattoos due to potential associations with gang members, or Yakuza. There are also questionable ethical issues associated with tattooing. For example, some companies are offering to pay people if they have their company logo tattooed on their forehead. It’s a crazy world. These are 25 impressive stories about tattoos that will leave a mark on you.

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In Soviet Russia, prisoners would get tattoos of Lenin and Stalin because guards weren't allowed to shoot at images of the leaders

In Soviet Russia, prisoners would get tattoos of Lenin and Stalin because guards weren't allowed to shoot at images of the leadersSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Ötzi the Iceman, the oldest mummy every found in Europe, had several carbon tattoos

Ötzi the Iceman, the oldest mummy every found in Europe, had several carbon tattoosSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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In World War II, German members of the Waffen-SS had their blood type tattooed on their bodies in case they lost consciousness. This ended up helping investigators identify and convict many former Nazis of war crimes.

In World War II, German members of the Waffen-SS had their blood type tattooed on their bodies in case they lost consciousness. This ended up helping investigators identify and convict many former Nazis of war crimes.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia
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Sean Penn is a tattoo artist

Sean Penn is a tattoo artistSource: imdb, Image: wikipedia

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Vin Diesel has been playing the game Dungeons and Dragons for nearly 20 years and he has a tattoo of his character, Melkor, on his stomach.

Vin Diesel has been playing the game Dungeons and Dragons for nearly 20 years and he has a tattoo of his character, Melkor, on his stomach.Source: imdb, Image: wikipedia


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