Tattoos: Famously Inked

Posted: September 1, 2016 - 08:00 , by ROM
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Tattooing has made a comeback as an emblem of choice and as an expression of one's identity in an ever more globalized world. It has acquired the status of an art form: tattooing has gravitated from the margins to the mainstream. From historical figures to modern celebrities, tattoos have spread throughout the ages. Bet you didn't realize these famous figures had tattoos...

1) Justin Trudeau 

Picture of Justin Trudeau in boxing gear his raven tattoo displayed on his arm

Canada's 23rd Prime Minister, Trudeau has a tattoo of the Earth inside a Haida raven on his left shoulder. According to Trudeau, "The globe tattoo i got when i was 23; I added the Robert Davidson raven for my 40th birthday."

2) Winston Churchill

A black and white photograph of a man in a bowler hat and holding up his fingers in a peace sign

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940-1945 and again from 1951-1955, Churchill had an anchor tattoo on his arm. In addition, his mother Jennie had a snake tattooed on her wrist!

3) Dorthy Parker

Black and white photograph of a young woman

A writer, poet, feminist, and critic, Parker had a small star tattoo on the inside of her arm. She inspired the book, Dorthy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos.

4) Teddy Roosevelt 

Black and white photograph of a man in a three piece suit and a moustache

The 26th President of the United States (1901-1909), Theodore Roosevelt reportedly had a tattoo of his family crest emblazoned in the centre of his chest. 

How to See it: Tattoos runs until September 5, 2016.