History of Tattoos – The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889 (11 pics)




I propose you to dive into the history of modern tattoo with the creations of Sutherland Macdonald , considered as the first British tattoo artist. After being introduced to the art of tattooing when he was part of the British army, Sutherland Macdonald opened a tattoo parlor in London in 1889, in the Victorian England! This new profession quickly becomes popular, so much so that the Post Office Directory must invent the title tattooist , to list it in its directories in 1894. After working by hand for many years, Sutherland Macdonald invented and patented an electric tattoo machine, a real revolution. Among his clients are many personalities of the time, such as the sons of Queen Victoria, the King of Norway or the King of Denmark. Here is a selection of the creations of this tattoo pioneer!

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889

History of Tattoos - The tattoos of the first British artist in 1889




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