Tapout tattoo is a form of ink art. It has been around for over 2000 years and has evolved into what it is today. The art form can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, where men would wear tattoos on their bodies as a symbol of their status and power.
Ink Art History
Tattooing was introduced by the Polynesians and spread throughout the Pacific Islands during the 15th century. It was then adopted by the Europeans when they began colonizing these islands in the 18th century.
The word “tattoo” comes from Tahitian tattau, meaning “to strike.” This referred to how traditional tattoos were made: by striking a sharpened bone or stick with a mallet into the skin, which left an imprint that would heal over time as part of the healing process.
The modern-day tattoo machine (or electric tattoo gun) was invented by Samuel O’Reilly in New York City in 1892; he later patented his invention and became known as “the father of modern tattooing.”
Last modified: November 6, 2022