The first evidence of tattoos dates from the Neolithic period, with indigenous tattoo traditions found in many parts of the world. Since the 1970s, tattoos have experienced a resurgence in popularity in Europe, Japan and America. For many young people, the tattoo has shifted from being a symbol of deviance or rebellion to an acceptable form of artistic expression.
These photos were taken at the Amsterdam Tattoo Convention 2019. The Convention featured more than 350 tattoo masters from around the world. Large numbers of tattoo enthusiasts came to get inked, to admire the tattoo greats, to display their own tats, and to mingle with their tattooed peers.
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