Isn’t that the ship that sank the HMS Epic Fail?
rumor has it the Excellent had a long-standing feud with the crews of the HMS Radical and HMS Totally Tubular
January 18th 1950
Sailor Tattoo Front ca 1900
The history of sailor or fishermen tattoos can be traced back to the 1700s when Captain Hook stumbled upon the natives in the South Pacific. Impressed by their tattooed bodies, the sailors on Hook’s ship decided to get their own tattoos as a souvenir of their visit to the area. From here, the connection between sailors and tattoos was established.
The demand for potentially “obscene” sailor tattoos, however, grew when young men discovered they may provide an out for participating in the United States Navy. After the government issued a circular proclaiming that men would be rejected if they had “indecent or obscene tattooing” in 1909, the industry saw an incredible boom. Many of these tattoos were of naked women. When men decided later that they did want to participate in the military, they had to first have these women “dressed” by a tattoo artists before they could be accepted.