“Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.” —Jack London
July 17 is National Tattoo Day. Once considered taboo, a 2018 survey found that 46 percent of people in the U.S. have a least one tattoo, opens a new window. This ancient form of self-expression has been around for centuries and is here to stay!
History of Tattoos
Learn more about the history and art of tattoos with the resources below.
Books and Magazines
Find inspiration for a new tattoo (just make sure it's spelled correctly!, opens a new window) with one of these books:
For Kids and Teens
Talk with kids about the meaning behind tattoos and the pros and cons of getting one.
Not ready to commit to the real deal, but still love the look? We've got you covered!
Do you have a tattoo? Tell us about it in the comments!