We have written about the origin of the tattoo before. And you can check our entry and see how you can make some yourself at home.
In the past tattoos were not for everyone. And especially whole body tattoos. It was specific people who chose to decorate their skin that way, and tattoos were popular no doubt, but within groups of people who didn’t want to belong one way or another.
Skin and ink go well together and here are some old photographs to prove it.