Tattoo Trivia

by on Aug.29, 2007, under News, Tattoos-Body Art

by Susan on August 29, 2007

The first electric tattoo machine was first invented by Thomas Edison in 1876, who drew out blueprints for an electric engraver that became the machine that revolutionized tattooing. Patents for tattoo machines were filed less than ten years later by different individuals, each adding their own improvements. Samuel O’Reilly is credited with the first created “electric pen”, the device built from the Edison blueprints.

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