100 Years Of Ink: Tattoo Fads By The Decade

Tattoos are far from a modern invention – they’ve been around for hundreds of years. Did you know that the first tattoo machine was invented in 1891? We didn’t either! It took another 80 years for tattooing to become an accepted, mainstream idea, though.

Each decade has brought a change in tattoo culture, so we wanted to explore the most popular tattoos trends from the humble beginnings of the artform, up until now. These are the top tattoo fads from the last 100 years, starting in 1910.