14 Truly Awesome Photos Of Tattoos Throughout History

1000 Tattoos explores the art of tattoos, past and present, and from all around the world. BuzzFeed takes a peek inside the re-release.

1. Maori, New Zealand (c. 1900)

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

2. Edith Burchett; London, Great Britain (c. 1920)

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

3. Ron Ackers at work; Bristol, Great Britain (1950s)

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

4. Pamela Nash tattooed by Les Skuse; Bristol, Great Britain (1950s)

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

5. Cindy Ray in her studio; Ivanhoe, Australia (1960s)

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

6. Cindy Ray; Ivanhoe, Australia (1960s)

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

7. Les Skuse in his studio; Bristol, Great Britain (1960s)

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

8. Artist Unknown (1970s)

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

9. Tattoo by Horiwaka; Tokyo, Japan

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

10. Tattoo by Petalo Suluepe; Samoa (1990s)

Photo by P. Steve, © The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

11. Tattoo master Roal Nuii; Moorea, Tahiti (1995)

Photo by Gilles Frenken / © The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

12. Tattoo master Tavita; Moorea, Tahiti (1995)

Photo by Gilles Frenken / © The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

13. Tattoo by Horiwaka; Tokyo, Japan

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

14. Tattoo by Dave Lum; Salem, Oregon

© The Amsterdam Tattoo Museum, Amsterdam

The new edition of 1000 Tattoos, published by TASCHEN, is out now.

Courtesy of TASCHEN

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