Tattoos are a form of body alteration design made through inks, pigments, and dyes, the design which is made into the dermis layer of the skin can either be a permanent or temporary one. About 100 years ago tattoo is termed ‘Vulgar’ and ‘Uncouth’ and is found commonly among sailors and criminals, the rise of the 21st century has seen profound acceptance of tattoos even into the pop culture with the stigma associated with tattoos dwindling each day. You might be utterly shocked when you find out about world leaders who have tats on their body, either is simply for decoration, symbolic or pictorial, these famous figures made it to our list of world leaders with tattoos
King Albert Edward VII
King Albert was the eldest son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, he held the title of Prince of Wales before he became the King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death in 1910. Being the Crown Prince of Wales during his younger years did not stop him from indulging in youthful pleasures as it is known that his reputation as a ‘Playboy’ affected his relationship with his mother negatively, we are also sure the Queen Mother also did not approve the Jerusalem cross tattooed on his arm.
King Harold II
The last crowned King Anglo-Saxon gave us evidence that tattoo is not just a 21st century trend, Harold who ruled only for about 10 months until he died during the Battle of Hastings, he was severally and brutally wounded during the battle that the only way his body was recognized was through the ‘Edith and England’ tattoo written over his chest.
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