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July 2018

The American tattoo tradition is believed to have began during the American war of independence, primarily with sailors. United States sailors wanted to make sure they had defining, distinguishable marks on their bodies. The British navy would take unclaimed soldiers, and the best way to avoid this was by having defining marks of who they claimed to be. Thus a culture of tattooing was cultivated among sailors. In addition, they would travel to lands with rich tattoo culture and get tattoos to remind them of their travels, or to remind them of their homes and families. Sailor tattoos surged forth......

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