From Sailors to Kings

I usually try to avoid re-posting tattoo news or features (unless it’s for a special cause) but I caught this story about Danish tattoo history over on Mel Noir’s Tattoosday UK blog.

Tattoo Jack applies a flash design to a customer in his Nyhavn shop (Photo: Inge Ejstrup/Estrup-arkivet)

It’s a fascinating piece and well worth investing a coffee/tea/warm beverage of your choice into reading, as it contains a great deal of information based on the book Danish Tattooing by Jon Nordstrøm.

King Frederik IX and his ink (Jon Nordstrøm photo of LIFE magazine)

Thanks again, Mel!

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