Celebrate National Tattoo Day

July 17 is National Tattoo Day. Celebrate by learning more about this ancient form of self-expression.


Once considered taboo, a 2012 study shows that one in five adults in the U.S. now has at tattoo. Check out the DVD for this 2016 film on the history of the ink revolution or instantly stream it with Kanopy.

 Tattoo Nation

“Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.” —Jack London

Find inspiration for a new tattoo (just make sure it's spelled correctly!) with one of these books:

Decorated Skin

The Tattoo Dictionary

The Mammoth Book of New Tattoo Art

Tattoo Masters

Talk with kids about the meaning behind tattoos.

Tell Me A Tattoo Story

Not ready to commit to the real deal, but still love the look? We've got you covered!

DIY Temporary Tattoos

Do you have a tattoo? Tell us about it in the comments!

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