July 17 is National Tattoo Day. Celebrate by learning more about this ancient form of self-expression, opens 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 2018 survey found that 46 percent of people in the U.S. have a least one tattoo, opens 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 Kanopy, opens 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!