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The Royal Tattoo History

By Urtatu @urtatu
The Royal Tattoo History The Royal Tattoo History

The Royal Tattoo History

The lore of tattooing knows no bound. Throughout history, many western monarchs have been tattooed. Today, pop stars and professional athletes are covered in tattoos and often show them off to the cameras for all to see. Let’s look at a few historical, famous patrons who paved the way for social acceptance of the art.

  • King Frederick IX of Denmark (1899–1972). King Frederick was the King of Denmark from 1947 to 1972. As a sailor, King Frederick was heavily tattooed and thus reinforced the tradition of sailors having tattoos and Nyhavn, Copenhagen as a hot spot for getting them.
  • The Great Omi (1892–1969). The great Omi was a British army officer before becoming one of the world’s most famous “Barbaric Beauties.”
  • King George V (1865–1936). In 1882, when King George was still a duke, he was tattooed by Hori Chyo.

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