Watch the Evolution of Tattoos Over the Last 100 Years in Two Minutes
Tattoos have become undeniably trendy in recent times, and what once was taboo or subculture-related has inked its way into the mainstream. Exhibit A — fashion. Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls and Lara Stone cemented their supermodel legacies with temporary art, while the likes of Cara Delevingne and other marked-up models are common staples on runways.
Acceptance of tattoos has often shifted over the past century, however. In the 1920s, full-body tattoos with Native American influences were normal before they became a beauty standard for permanent eyebrow makeup in the 1930s. Fast-forward a few decades to the lower black placement that was often looked down upon, to now when placement has been more curious and common — like inside the lip or finger. Watch the evolution of tattoos in a decade above.