The World's Oldest Tattoo Shop May Shut Down

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Take a Look at Tattoo History

While new tattoo shops open their doors around the world every single day, it's important to recognize pivotal landmarks in tattoo history. Currently, the oldest tattoo shop in the world is located in Copenhagen, Denmark and has inked everyone from prostitutes to sailors to Danish royals. However, despite being an important part of history, it may close it's doors very soon. Take a look at the gallery below to learn about Denmark's Tattoo Ole and try to imagine what it was like to get a tattoo in 1884.

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