Scarification patterns on two masks (Chockwe, L; Pende, R) from Angola/Congo, late 19th/early 20th c. Part of the Art Institute of Chicago's new-ish African object installation. Visit tattoohistorian.com for more #tattoohistory!
Beginning production on one of the videos about the Lyle Tuttle Antarctica trip. Looking for sponsorship, contact email@example.com if interested. This still shows part of the incredible battery-powered kit Lyle crafted.
Nayarit (Mexico) ceramic figure with lovely shoulder designs (unclear if body painting or #tattooing) 100 BC - 250 AD. Spied at the Art Institute of Chicago the other day
Tattoos as part of a US Army personnel-surveillance plan C.H. Alden, 1896.
Nazca figurine, 180 BC - 500 AD, with probable tattooed arms (facial marks may be body paint or just a stylized artistic detail). From the Art Institute of Chicago's relatively new Americas installation. Visit tattoohistorian.com for more #tattoohistory!