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Fall 2016

    AAbout Us

    "The art of tattooing was sparked in America in the 1800's by immigrants. It was a German immigrant, Martin Hildebrandt who got the honor of the first professional tattooist in the United states. Even then, tattoos where all done by hand. It wasn't until 1891 when the first electric tattoo machine was issued to the Irish tattooist Samual O'reilly. He opened the first documented U.S. "tattoo parlor" in New York City. For years tattoo parlors were considered dangerous and were socially unaccepted. But soon tattoo parlors became a trend in the united states. Then during the first and second world wars, U.S. military adopted tattooing as a means of protection, brotherhood and remembrance. Through the years conventions, magazines and other various forms of exposure made tattooing popular in the United States. Today there is a growing trend of teens and young adults using tattoos to express themselves, their feelings, style, etc. Just through the last century, Tattooing has changed from something rare and looked down upon in the U.S. to being one of the most popular forms of self expression through art. It is amazing to see how far tattooing has come in the years and it will be very interesting to see how far it goes." credit: by TaraToxicity