Did you know- the word tattoo comes from the Tahitian “tatu” which means “to mark something”. The earliest tattoos date back to the Egyptians and if you’ve seen any movies set in early Egypt you’ll notice numerous marking(tattoos) and piercings on the body of the high leaders. We can only imagine how painful and unsafe those early procedures were.
The first electric tattoo gun was patented in 1891 by Samuel O’Reily and the craft has since flourished, especially in western civilization. Even then safety concerns, mainly hepatitis was a huge drawback.
Advancements in modern science and attention to hygiene has allowed Body Art to truly thrive. In fact, one can argue now that it’s more popular than it’s ever been. We anticipate this trend will do nothing but continue and we’ll be highlighting some of the dopest tattoo artists here monthly! Feel free to check back for updates and subscribe and we’ll e-mail you when new content is uploaded.