July 17 is National Tattoo Day. Celebrate by learning more about this ancient form of self-expressionopens a new window.
“Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.” —Jack London
Once considered taboo, a 2012 study shows that one in five adults in the U.S. now has at tattooopens a new window. Learn more about the history and art of tattoos with the resources below:
- Check out the DVD for this 2016 film on the history of the ink revolution or instantly stream it with Kanopyopens a new window.
- Find inspiration for a new tattoo (just make sure it's spelled correctly!opens a new window) with one of these books:
- Talk with kids about the meaning behind tattoos.
- 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!