Sunday, 26 March 2017

Britain's first tattoo artist opened his salon in 1894 and offered body art to customers at his salon on top of a Turkish bathhouse in London

Sutherland MacDonald, widely regarded as one of the greatest artists of his day, opened a shop in the St James's' area of Westminster in 1894. Pictured: One of MacDonald's works as created circa 1897Tattooing customers in a small salon above a Turkish bathhouse in London, Britain's first ever professional tattoo artist launched his trade in the capital in 1894.
Sutherland MacDonald, widely regarded as one of the greatest artists of his day, opened a shop in the St James's' area of Westminster and spent his entire career offering body art from the location.
Since then, tattooing has become integrated in modern culture drawing a vast audience from all walks of life – including high-profile celebrities such as David Beckham and Angelina Jolie.
Now, a new exhibition is set to launch to offer a fascinating insight into its long and rich history.
Tattoo London, which will run at the Museum of London, will rediscover the history of professional tattooing in the capital, as well as revealing life inside


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3393023/Britain-s-tattoo-artist-opened-salon-1894-offered-body-art-customers-salon-Turkish-bathhouse-London.html#ixzz4cRrC1mdA

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