The history of tattooing stretches much farther back than the history of the United States. Native American, Polynesian, Egyptian, Japanese, and other cultures embraced the art form long before the Declaration of Independence. But, the perception of tattoos in the United States has gone through
In Polynesian tattoo history, they were a way Polynesians communicated. It gave people a chance to express their individuality in artistic ways as well
As museums, art auctions, and collectors begin attempting to invest and acquire tattoos, the debate over tattooing's legitimacy has intensified. Should tattoos be considered Fine Art? Do they even need to be?