A Short History Of The American Tattoo Tradition

Jun 14, 2016 · While the tradition of tattoos has existed in other cultures for hundreds and thousands of years, American tattoo tradition is relatively new. American tattoo tradition began primarily with sailors. After the American Revolution, United States sailors cultivated a culture of tattooing for several reasons.Author: Hannah Boutwell…

How Tattoos Went From Subculture to Pop Culture HuffPost

Oct 27, 2014 · Let's face it, tattoos have burst onto pop culture and have taken over the current media scenery. TV shows based on the tattoo industry are springing up on major networks, social media pages for tattoo culture are numbering in the millions of followers, and you would be hard pressed to take a walk on the street and not see several people sporting leg tats or arm sleeves.Author: Mik Thobo-Carlsen…

Tattoos and American Culture - Mere Orthodoxy ...

Aug 22, 2010 · They are places where hipster culture is prevalent (yes, Kansas City) and where authenticity is a central virtue and tattoos are a sign of resistance against the hegemon that is Madison Avenue. How they must loathe to see ink become the new fashion trend. Overgeneralizations, of course.…

The Prickly History Of Tattooing In America HuffPost

The Prickly History Of Tattooing In America. By Maddie Crum. ... it hasn't always been this way. Tattoos were once taboo in the West, even though body art is an ancient practice elsewhere. A new book, 100 Years of Tattoos, explores this ... American tattoo art's initial function as a sort of patriotic act inspired many styles that would come to ...…