Yearly Archives: 2010

Crime and tattooing

Tattooing has over the years weathered many a storm – and with anything popular there is also a down side – And the following article is one that featured in our club magazine in 2002 – telling of a couple

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Before the tattooing of the letter ‘D’ for deserter and ‘BC’ for soldiers with bad character –

The British army used to brand the letters onto the men – but in 1717 this practice was abolished and pricking (tattooing) took its place. Later in 1829 the act of branding people for a civil offence also ended in

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The Great Omi

Horace Ridler was born in the year 1892, into a world full of luxury and privilege. And attended some of the finest schools in Victoria England. The Ridler family who were as upper class as one could get owned several

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Ten more tattooing facts

1…Roman Emperor Caeser wrote that all Briton’s stain their skins with woad, and Herod of Antioch found that the Briton’s had animal designs incised onto their bodies. 2…The Pict’s of Scotland also painted their bodies in blue woad and in

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