The History of Tattooing

A collection of photos, articles, excerpts, biographies, antiques and everything else relating to the history of tattooing.
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    Japanese tattooing has long been thought to have originated in the Jomon Period (14,000 - 400 BCE). The reason for this conclusion are the above seemingly quaint ceramic dolls called Dogu. 15,000 Dogu have been found from this era (mostly in eastern Japan) and many of those have faces marked with complex designs, seemingly representing facial tattoos.

    Japanese tattooing has long been thought to have originated in the Jomon Period (14,000 - 400 BCE). The reason for this conclusion are the above seemingly quaint ceramic dolls called Dogu. 15,000 Dogu have been found from this era (mostly in eastern Japan) and many of those have faces marked with complex designs, seemingly representing facial tattoos.

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