Thursday, March 6, 2008

Fashion body tattoos

Tattoos in memory of people and events have undoubtedly been part of the tattoo repertoire since before recorded time.Culturally, there seems to have been a commemorative trend in the air since it was also during the Civil War that the celebration of a holiday known initially as Decoration Day was instituted, when citizens placed flowers on the graves of those killed in battle.

Today that holiday is known as Memorial Day and has been broadened to include soldiers from every war. While demand for patriotic tattooing may have first flourished during the Civil War, its popularity has risen and fallen for every conflict since. In the early flash of tattooist C. H. Fellowes, enduring themes which have now become expected in patriotic and memorial tattoos were already in evidence.

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