The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian "tatu" which means "to mark something." Tattoos have always had an important role in ritual and tradition since 12,000 years BC. The civilizations of Crete, Greece, Persia, and Arabia picked up this art form from ancient Egypt.
In 787 AD, Pope Hadrian banned tattooing and it diminished in the west while it thrived in Japan. At first, tattoos were used to mark criminals. But over the time, the Japanese escalated the tattoo to an aesthetic art form. The Japanese body suit originated around 1700 as a reaction to strict laws concerning conspicuous consumption. Only royalty were allowed to wear ornate clothing. As a result of this, the middle class adorned themselves with elaborate full body tattoos. A highly tattooed person wearing only a loin cloth was considered well dressed, but only in the privacy of their own home.
The iconic American style tattoo's birth place was Chatham Square in New York City, where at the turn of the century it was a seaport and entertainment center attracting working-class people with money. Samuel O'Riely cam from Boston and set up shop there. He took on an apprentice named Charlie Wagner who later opened a supply business with Lew Alberts. Alberts who was a trained wallpaper designer transferred those skills to the design of tattoos. He is noted for redesigning a large portion of early tattoo flash art.
Our collection was inspired by the enduring appeal of tattoos to create these vegan leather bags, wallets and accessories with charming prints. This collection contains Bori cross body bags, flat wallets, makeu pouches, vintage style kiss lock frame coin purses, luggage tags and small pouches.
They are available for wholesale to verified retailers and corporate gift buyers. We deliver world wild. They are most suitable for trendy boutiques, gift shops and museum gift stores.