Friday, May 25, 2007

History of the Tattoo

Short but interesting history of the tattoo by Cate Lineberry in Smithsonian Magazine. Shown here is a quite lovely Egyptian bowl (c. 1300 B.C.), housed in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden, Amsterdam, which features a musician tattooed with an image of the household deity Bes on her thigh.
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