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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The Macy's logo is a red star because its founder, R.H. Macy got a tattoo of a red star while working on a whaling ship as a teenager

The Macy's logo is a red star because its founder, R.H. Macy got a tattoo of a red star while working on a whaling ship as a teenagerSource: tattooroadtrip.com, Image: wikipedia
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8 of the 9 actors that made up the Fellowship of the Ring in the Lord of the Rings movies got tattoos of the Elvish number 9. John Rhys-Davies (the dwarf) arranged for his stunt double to get the tattoo instead of him

8 of the 9 actors that made up the Fellowship of the Ring in the Lord of the Rings movies got tattoos of the Elvish number 9. John Rhys-Davies (the dwarf) arranged for his stunt double to get the tattoo instead of himSource: imdb, Image: wikipedia

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In Japan, some beaches and spas won't let you in if you have a tattoo. This is because of fears associated with the Yakuza (Japanese mafia)

In Japan, some beaches and spas won't let you in if you have a tattoo. This is because of fears associated with the Yakuza (Japanese mafia)Source: wikipedia, Image: youtube
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Black tattoo ink is often made with burned animal bones

Black tattoo ink is often made with burned animal bonesSource: boingboing.net, Image: pixabay

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Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't have any tattoos because they would prevent him from being able to donate blood

Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't have any tattoos because they would prevent him from being able to donate bloodSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

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