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12 Legendary Historical Figures Who Had Tattoos

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.

12 Legendary Historical Figures Who Had Tattoos

12 Legendary Historical Figures Who Had Tattoos

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1. Winston Churchill

1. Winston Churchill

British Premier Sir Winston Churchill had an anchor tattooed on his forearm.

2. Thomas Edison

2. Thomas Edison

The great inventor Thomas Edison had five dots tattooed on his forearm.

3. Theodore Roosevelt

3. Theodore Roosevelt

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.

4. Lady Randolph Churchill

4. Lady Randolph Churchill

Winston Churchill's mother Lady Randolph Churchill had a snake tattooed on her wrist.

5. Tsar Nicolas II

5. Tsar Nicolas II

In 1891, Tsar Nicolas II visited Japan on a diplomatic trip and returned with a dragon tattoo on his arm.

6. George Orwell

6. George Orwell

George Orwell had blue dot tattoo on his knuckles.

7. King Edward VII

7. King Edward VII

King Edward VII had the Jerusalem Cross tattooed on his arm.

8. Barry Goldwater

8. Barry Goldwater

Goldwater had a crescent moon and four dots inked on his hand.

9. James K. Polk

9. James K. Polk

He was the 11th President of US, inked a Chinese character tattoo, which meant "eager."

10. Andrew Jackson

10. Andrew Jackson

The seventh President of US Andrew Jackson had a large tattoo of tomahawk on his inner thigh.

11. Kaiser Wilhelm II

11. Kaiser Wilhelm II

The last German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II reportedly also had a tattoo.

12. Queen Victoria

12. Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria had a tattoo of a python on her body.

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