Modern western tattoos dates back to the 16th century when sailors brought these tribal ‘souvenirs’ from the Pacific islands back into Europe. In the 17th century, written records (namely Captain John Cook’s diary) spoke about the tattoos – or ‘tatus’ in the native Polynesian language – that were observed on indigenous people.

Modern western tattoos dates back to the 16th century when sailors brought these tribal ‘souvenirs’ from the Pacific islands back into Europe. In the 17th century, written records (namely Captain John Cook’s diary) spoke about the tattoos – or ‘tatus’ in the native Polynesian language – that were observed on indigenous people.

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