Tattooing: Outlaw or Indigenous? [TEDx Talk]
There have been a number of TEDx talks that have discussed tattooing, but one that I highly recommend you watching is this one by tattooer Dean Shubert, of Visual Tattoo, entitled, "Tattooing: Outlaw or Indigenous?"
In just ten minutes, Dean weaves a beautiful timeline of tattooing's celebration and suppression, citing historical references but also including his own experiences in the mix.
Back in 2012, Dean shared his experience tattooing on Yap Island, Micronesia, creating a traditional Yapese backpiece on Leo Pugram, owner of Yap's only professional tattoo studio. You can read that post and see photos here.
I really enjoyed Dean's talk, and hope you'll take a look as well.