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Nowadays, it's a trend to ink your body either for your close ones or to make yourself happy. Almost every one of us thinks that our generation invents tattoos. But, you're wrong. Our ancestors too were used to ink their body and those days it used to be more painful as no pain-killer injections or medicines were there.
Both 26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and his cousin, 32nd U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, had tattoos of their family crests on their chest, so few people would ever see them.
Winston Churchill's mother Lady Randolph Churchill had a snake tattooed on her wrist.
In 1891, Tsar Nicolas II visited Japan on a diplomatic trip and returned with a dragon tattoo on his arm.
King Edward VII had the Jerusalem Cross tattooed on his arm.
He was the 11th President of US, inked a Chinese character tattoo, which meant "eager."
The seventh President of US Andrew Jackson had a large tattoo of tomahawk on his inner thigh.