TedEd gets it wrong when they talk about the history of tattooing. Good thing the Tattoo Historian is here to set the record straight with a concise list of errors. [more inside]
Between the Lines: tracing the controversial history and recent revival of Inuit facial tattoos.
Parisian tattoo artist Gue T Deep made a slow motion video of his hand at work.
"I view tattooing as a bit like scratching away the surface and kind of revealing what's really under you. If somebody's getting tattooed quite a lot it does give you an insight into what's going on inside them, I believe." [vimeo, 5:00]
In Siberia, several frozen human burials dating to 2,500 years ago have intact skin with elaborate tattoos. Warning: link contains graphic pictures of dead people.
The Mutual Tattooed Penis Admiration Society: Really fascinating archival footage from the 1980s of Sailor Sid, Jack Yount, and others. This is old-school tattooing and piercing, anchored in gay and S&M subcultures, just before it went mainstream. NSFW, and there are far more NSFW things a click away on these links. [more inside]
The Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology has a nice collection of online exhibits, including ones on Roman glassmaking, the ancient history of wine, and a history of body modification. (Other exhibits have appeared on Mefi previously.)