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Drawing of a Loreto marker
  • Drawing of a Loreto marker

  • To proof the ancient origin of Loreto tattooes, there is a vintage print, unique of its kind, dating back to the beginning of the ‘900. I’m moved to see, for the first time in my life, the drawing of a Loreto marker in the act of tattoing. The anonymity of the author confirms the rarity of this type[...]
Coptic tattoos. The triangle of tradition. Between religion, culture and history
Pilgrims and Tattoo of Loreto
  • Pilgrims and Tattoo of Loreto

  • A pilgrimage is a devotional event consisting in going to a sacred place, quite often after a very long and tiring journey. This practice is, perhaps, linked to certain habits of primitive men, who went looking for herbs and special ingredients in faraway lands. In our case, the search aims at [...]
Not just religious symbols
  • Not just religious symbols

  • Being a passionate-compulsive/obsessive researcher of material related to the world of tattoo - both historical and modern - I came across an object that immediately caught my attention and I couldn’t help but adding it to my collection. In an antique dealer in northern England I found a wooden b[...]
Comparing tradition: Lauretani tattoos vs Coptic tattoos from Jerusalem