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Nuku Hiva sõdalane / Nuku Hivan warrior

tattoo from "Die Völker des Erdballs nach ihrer Abstammung und Verwandtschaft, und ihren Eigenthümlichkeiten in Regierungsform, Religion, Sitte und Tracht ... Mit ... colorirten Abbildungen"

tattoo from "Die Völker des Erdballs nach ihrer Abstammung und Verwandtschaft, und ihren Eigenthümlichkeiten in Regierungsform, Religion, Sitte und Tracht ... Mit ... colorirten Abbildungen"

tattoo from "The Americans in Japan; an abridment of the Government narrative of the U.S. expedition to Japan under Commodore Perry. By R. Tomes"

tattoo from "Le Désert et le Monde Sauvage ... Illustrations par Yan' D'argent, etc"

tattoo from "[Te Ika a Maui, or, New Zealand and its Inhabitants ... Second edition, etc.]"

tattoo from "[Te Ika a Maui, or, New Zealand and its Inhabitants ... Second edition, etc.]"

tattoo from "[Te Ika a Maui, or, New Zealand and its Inhabitants ... Second edition, etc.]"

tattoo from "Japan: its history, traditions, and religions. With the narrative of a visit in 1879 ... With ... illustrations"

tattoo from "Japan: its history, traditions, and religions. With the narrative of a visit in 1879 ... With ... illustrations"

tattoo from "Dictionnaire des sciences anthropologiques ... publié sous la direction de A. Bertillon, Coudereau, A. Hovelacque, Issaurat [and others], etc"

tattoo from "Eine Weltreise. Plaudereien aus einer zweijährigen Erdumsegelung ... Mit 120 Abbildungen und Plänen, einer Erdkarte und einem Anhang: “Die Igorroten.”"

tattoo from "Amongst the Shans ... With ... illustrations, and an historical sketch of the Shans by Holt S. Hallett ... Preceded by an introduction on the cradle of the Shan race by Terrien de Lacouperie"

tattoo from "[In the Trades, the Tropics, & the Roaring Forties ... With 292 illustrations ... after drawings by R. T. Pritchett.]"

tattoo from "Sketches of life in Japan ... With illustrations"

tattoo from "Die Kopien der Weltkarte des Museum Borgia, etc. (Nachrichten von der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften und der Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, 22. Juni. 1892.)"

Tattoo from "Die Kopien der Weltkarte des Museum Borgia, etc. (Nachrichten von der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften und der Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, 22. Juni. 1892.)"

tattoo from "Du Niger au golfe de Guinée, par le pays de Kong et le Mossi ... 1887-1889. Ouvrage contenant une carte ... et cent-soixante-seize gravures sur bois, etc"

tattoo from "Die Kopien der Weltkarte des Museum Borgia, etc. (Nachrichten von der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften und der Georg-August-Universität zu Göttingen, 22. Juni. 1892.)"

tattoo from "[The Holy Land and the Bible. A book of Scripture illustrations gathered in Palestine, etc.]"

Enright and Tattoo finishing, Put-in-Bay

H. Sims conducting searchlight tattoo, Aldershot

German stowaway.

"Searchlight tattoo", 1914

Bedouin girl in Tiberias with tatoo [i.e., tattoo] face

Signs and trailer with tattoo artist on highway near Fort Beauregard. Alexandria, Louisiana

Ship’s mascots on HMAS Sydney 1940

San Augustine, Texas. Schoolboys with ink made tattoo marks on their arms

S.S. Independence, American Export Lines. Tattoo room

Artwork: "International Air Tattoo 85, RAF Fairford". Artist: Wilf Hardy. US Air Force Art Collection

Members of the US Navy 7th Fleet Band perform during a British military tattoo at the Western Australia Cricket Grounds

SENIOR CHIEF Musician James G. Cabralda and other members of the US Navy 7th Fleet Band perform during a British military tattoo at the Western Australia Cricket Grounds

Boatswain's mates check the position of the anchor from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT (CVN 71)

Breathtaking evening fireworks display at the Air Tattoo held at the base as part of celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the Air Force. The Hickam freedom tower is illuminated to the right

Members of the 15th Wing Honor Guard prepare to execute the pass and review at the Hickam Air Tattoo. Distinguished guests include the Honorable Dr. Sheila Widnall, Secretary of the Air Force

Breathtaking fireworks are displayed at the Hickam AFB, Hawaii Air Tattoo as part of the celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the Air Force

Members of the 15th Wing Honor Guard prepare to execute the pass and review at the Hickam Air Tattoo

Members of Echo Comapny, the 3rd Infantry (Old Guard), with state and territorial flags, prepare to march in formation at the Fort Meade Twilight Tattoo ceremony

Members of the 3rd Infantry (Old Guard) holding state and U.S. territorial flags prepare to march during the Twilight Tattoo ceremony

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft flown by US Air Force Captain Randy Efferson, 9th Air Force, F-16 Demonstration Team, is captured as it climbs away from the runway during a performance at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. CPT Efferson was demonstrating the jets capabilites during the Operation DESERT STORM 10th Anniversary Air Tattoo. Aircraft, similiar to the one pictured here, participated heavily in the Desert Storm campaign of 10 years ago

An A-10A Warthog aircraft from the 23rd Wing, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, stops on the taxiway to give a head-on profile to the crowd watching (not shown) at the Operation DESERT STORM 10th Anniversary Air Tattoo held at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina

An A-10A Warthog aircraft from the 23rd Wing, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, in-flight during a flight demonstration at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, during the Operation DESERT STORM 10th Anniversary Air Tattoo

Lined-up on the Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, parking ramp are aircraft types that participated in the Operation DESERT STORM coalition victory over Iraq. Gathered here (foreground to background) is an E-8A J-STARS, E-3B AWACS, RC-135 Rivet Joint, EC-130 ABCCC, MC-130 Combat Talon II, AC-130H Spectre Gunship, KC-10A Extender, and B-52H Stratofortress. The aircraft were gathered together at Shaw AFB for the Desert Storm 10th Anniversary victory celebration and Air Tattoo

Military members mingle with civilians as they view aircraft on the Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, flightline during the Operation DESERT STORM 10th Anniversary Air Tattoo. Lined-up for review are (foreground to background) F-117A Nighthawk, F-16C Fighting Falcon, F-15C Eagle, QF-4G Phantom II, A-10A Warthog, and F-4F Phantom II

An A-10A Warthog aircraft from the 23rd Wing, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, in-flight during a flight demonstration at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, during the Operation DESERT STORM 10th Anniversary Air Tattoo

The German Armed Forces present Grosser Zapfenstreich (the Grand Tattoo), to members of the Ramstein Military Community. Mixed in with the crowd are members of the 86th Airlift Wing's own Honor Guard. The ceremony is a gift to Ramstein Air Base as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Members of the German Armed Forces Band perform during the"Grosser Zapfenstreich,"a military tattoo held in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Ramstein Air Base, Germany

Members of the German Armed Forces await the opening ceremony of "Grosser Zapfenstreich," the Grand Tattoo, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on March 8, 2002. 360 torch-bearing members began the ceremony as the sunsets over the airfield. The ceremony, attended by the Ramstein military community and guests from the local community, was a gift to the base in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Ramstein Air Base

The German Armed Forces practice marching at the Distinguished Visitors ramp area on Ramstein Air Bases flightline. The soldiers are preparing for the Grand Tattoo Ceremony, held at sunset, in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Ramstein Air Base

The German Armed Forces present "Grosser Zapfenstreich" (Grand Tattoo), at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on March 8, 2002. The 360 torch-bearing members began the ceremony as the sunset over the airfield. The ceremony, attended by the Ramstein military community and guests from the local community, is a gift to the base in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Ramstein Air Base. (Substandard image)

Guests enjoy hors d'oeuvres at the reception ceremony for "Grosser Zapfenstreich," the Grand Tattoo, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on March 8, 2002. The ceremony, attended by the Ramstein military community and guests from the local community, was a gift to the base from the German Armed Forces in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Ramstein Air Base

At a reception after the Grand Tattoo Ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Mr. Klaus Layes (right), Ramstein-Miesenbach Mayor presents a montage of"50 years of Friendship and Freedom"as gift to Brigadier General (BGEN) Mark A. Volcheff, Commander, 86th Airlift Wing (AW). The presentation of the German Tattoo Ceremony is one of the highest honors in the German military

Brigadier General (BGEN) Mark A. Volcheff, Commander, 86th Airlift Wing (AW), with a German translator at his side, speaks to distinguished visitors after the Grosser Zapfenstreich (the Grand Tattoo) Ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The ceremony was a gift to Ramstein Air Base as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The CHIEF of STAFF of the German Air Force Lieutenant General (LGEN) Gerhard Back (left) and General (GEN) Gregory S. Martin, USAF, Commander, United States Air Forces in Europe, enjoy the festivities at a reception after a German Tattoo Ceremony at Ramstein Air Base

Brigadier General (BGEN) Mark A. Volcheff (left), USAF, Commander, 86th Airlift Wing (AW), Lieutenant General (LGEN) Gerhard Back, CHIEF of STAFF of the German Air Force, and Herr Klaus Layes (right), Mayor of Ramstein-Misenbach walk toward the Grosser Zapfenstreich (Grand Tattoo) Ceremony. The ceremony, a gift to the base in recognition of its 50th Anniversary, began at sunset with 360 torch-bearing members parading onto the grounds. Ramstein military community and guests from the local community attended the ceremony. (Substandard image)

The US Army (USA) Drill Team performs in the "Twilight Tattoo" by tossing rifles into the air in a synchronized drill, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas

The US Army (USA) Drill Team performs in the "Twilight Tattoo" by tossing rifles into the air in a synchronized drill, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas

Soldiers from the 3rd US Infantry, The Old Guard, perform in the "Twilight Tattoo" at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas

Members of the US Air Force (USAF) Premier Entertainment Showcase Tops in Blue on stage with the USAF Band of the West, and Airmen from the Air Force Honor Guard Ceremonial Drill Team, during a Military Tattoo at the Verizon Amphitheater, located at Randolph Air Force Base (AFB), Texas (TX)

An Iraqi, Enemy Prisoner of War (EPW), with a tattoo of a scorpion on his right foot, is treated for injuries at the US Navy (USN) Fleet Hospital, located at the Logistics Support Area (LSA), Camp Viper, Iraq, during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

The Italian Air Forces Il Frecce Tricolori, flies in formation at the Royal International Air Tattoo held at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England (ENG). This air show is the largest military air show in the world

In line, American designed F-16A Fighting Falcon fighters from different countries on display at the Royal International Air Tattoo. This air show is the largest military air show in the world, held at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England (ENG)

A US Air Force (USAF) F-117A Nighthawk stealth fighter sits on display at the Royal International Air Tattoo. This air show is the largest military air show in the world, held at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England (ENG)

A US Air Force (USAF) AE-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System (Joint STARS) and a RC-135V/W Rivet Joint aircraft sit in static display at the Royal International Air Tattoo. This air show is the largest military air show in the world, held at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford, England (ENG)

The US Air Force (USAF) Honor Guard present arms for the playing of the National Anthem during the Air Force Tattoo full dress rehearsal, at Bolling Air Force Base (AFB), in District of Columbia (DC)

The US Air Force (USAF) Honor Guard and Band wait for commands from the Commander of Troops (COT), during the Air Force Tattoo full dress rehearsal, at Bolling Air Force Base (AFB), in District of Columbia (DC)

US Air Force (USAF) personnel with the Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team perform one of their signature moves "The Double Spins," during the Air Force Tattoo full dress rehearsal, at Bolling Air Force Base (AFB), in District of Columbia (DC)

US Air Force (USAF) General (GEN) Robert H. Doc Foglesong (right), Commander, Allied Air Component Headquarters Ramstein (CC-Air Ramstein), and Commander, Air Component, US European Command (USEUCOM), US Air Force in Europe (USAFE), Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany (DEU), salutes an aircrew member (left) as he prepares to board his USAF C-20 Gulfstream III aircraft and depart RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, England (ENG), after visiting with the British Air CHIEF during a Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) show and conducting a follow-up base visit with one of his geographically separated units (GSU)

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mario de Souza (left, back to camera), 65th Operational Support Squadron, waits to help taxi out The Pride of Scotia, a New York Air National Guard (NYANG) 139th Airlift Squadron (AS), 109th Airlift Wing (AW) LC-130H Hercules cargo aircraft with retractable ski-wheels, as it prepares to take off from Lajes Field, Azores (AZR), Portugal (PRT), on its way back to Stratton Air National Guard Base (ANGB)/Schenectady County Airport in Scotia, New York (NY), after participating in the 2004 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England (ENG) where the aircrew won the prize for the best kept military aircraft

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mario de Souza (right), 65th Operational Support Squadron, and two LC-130H crew members (right) move an aircraft power unit (APU) away from The Pride of Scotia, a New York Air National Guard (NYANG) 139th Airlift Squadron (AS), 109th Airlift Wing (AW) LC-130H Hercules cargo aircraft with retractable ski-wheels, as it prepares to take off from Lajes Field, Azores (AZR), Portugal (PRT), on its way back to Stratton Air National Guard Base (ANGB)/Schenectady County Airport in Scotia, New York (NY), after participating in the 2004 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England (ENG) where the aircrew won the prize for the best kept...

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mario de Souza (left, back to camera), 65th Operational Support Squadron, uses hand signals to help guide The Pride of Scotia, a New York Air National Guard (NYANG) 139th Airlift Squadron (AS), 109th Airlift Wing (AW) LC-130H Hercules cargo aircraft with retractable ski-wheels, as it taxies out to take off from Lajes Field, Azores (AZR), Portugal (PRT), on its way back to Stratton Air National Guard Base (ANGB)/Schenectady County Airport in Scotia, New York (NY), after participating in the 2004 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England (ENG) where the aircrew won the prize for the best kept military aircraft

A US Air Force (USAF) 139th Airlift Squadron (AS), 109th Airlift Wing (AW), crew chief performs the final pre-flight check of The Pride of Scotia, a New York Air National Guard (NYANG) 139th Airlift Squadron (AS), 109th Airlift Wing (AW) LC-130H Hercules cargo aircraft with retractable ski-wheels, as it prepares to take off from Lajes Field, Azores (AZR), Portugal (PRT), on its way back to Stratton Air National Guard Base (ANGB)/Schenectady County Airport in Scotia, New York (NY), after participating in the 2004 Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, England (ENG) where the aircrew won the prize for the best kept military aircraft

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team perform a routine during the United States Air Force Tattoo Ceremony at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C., on Oct. 5, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Amber K. Whittington) (RELEASED)

A lone U.S. Air Force AIRMAN stands at attention and salutes the American Flag (National ENSIGN) as the final scene of the U.S. Air Force Tattoo Ceremony, hosted by the Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, Secretary of the Air Force, and U.S. Air Force GEN. John P. Jumper, CHIEF of STAFF of the Air Force, on Oct. 5, 2004, at Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia. (US Air Force photo by STAFF SGT. Amber K. Whittington) (Released)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team dressed in desert camouflage uniforms perform on the ceremonial lawn during a performance for the United States Air Force Tattoo Ceremony at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C., on Oct. 5, 2004 (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Amber K. Whittington) (RELEASED)

The U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band Percussion Section gives a drum performance during the United States Air Force Tattoo Ceremony, at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C. on Oct. 5, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Amber K. Whittington) (RELEASED)

CHIEF of STAFF of the Air Force GEN. John P. Jumper, speaks during the United States Air Force Tattoo Ceremony at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C. on Oct. 5, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Amber K. Whittington) (RELEASED)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team (left) and the U.S. Air Force Band (right) stand at attention on the ceremonial lawn as they perform during the U.S. Air Force Tattoo Ceremony, hosted by the Honorable Dr. James G. Roche, Secretary of the Air Force, and U.S. Air Force GEN. John P. Jumper, CHIEF of STAFF of the Air Force, on Oct. 5, 2004, at Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia. (US Air Force photo by STAFF SGT. Amber K. Whittington) (Released)

The Honorable Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche, and CHIEF of STAFF of the Air Force GEN. John P. Jumper observe a pass and review of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team during the United States Air Force Tattoo Ceremony at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C., on Oct. 5, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Amber K. Whittington) (RELEASED)

U.S. Air Force CAPT. Jamel Hart walks the Gauntlet of spinning blades through the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team at the annual Air Force Tattoo Ceremony, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C., on Oct. 5, 2004. (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Amber K. Whittington) (RELEASED)

New Hampshire Air National Guard157th Air Refueling Wing Mission Support Group Deputy Commander LT. COL. Dennis Hebert receives a temporary traditional face tattoo at Paradise Cove, Hawaii, on Jan. 26, 2005.(U. S. Air Force PHOTO by STAFF SGT. Dawn Finniss) (Released)

As night falls US Air Force (USAF) Captains (CPT) Thomas Borrego and Eric Nyman, Pilots, 1ST Fighter Wing (FW), prepare to return their F-15 Eagle fighters to base after participating in the Air Combat Command Tattoo ceremonies held at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA)

US Air Force (USAF) Majors (MAJ) Michael Shower and Evan Dertien, F/A-22A Raptor fighter pilots, and USAF) Captains (CPT) Thomas Borrego and Eric Nyman, F-15 Eagle fighter pilots, form up for a flyover during the Air Combat Command Tattoo ceremonies at Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA)

US Air Force (USAF) Majors (MAJ) Michael Shower and Evan Dertien, Pilots, Pilots, 1ST Fighter Wing (FW), prepare for a flyover in their F/A-22A Raptor fighters during the Air Combat Command Tattoo ceremonies held Langley Air Force Base (AFB), Virginia (VA)

Capt. Neil Parrott shows off a temporary tattoo.

Musicians assigned to Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band perform a military tattoo following a parade through the city of Antwerp.

Tattoo and piercing market in Venice, a beachfront district on the Westside of Los Angeles, California

Members of U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band perform the theme song to

Multinational musicians and performers play

Members of U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band perform

Musicians assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band play the theme to the classic cartoon

Musicians assigned to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band march out from Edinburgh Castle while playing

Skyline of Central Los Angeles, California, showing the contrast between old (including a tattoo parlor, foreground, and new)

The True Blue tattoo and body-piercing parlor in Austin, Texas

tattoo from "Illustreret Norges historie. [With plates.]"

Tattoo Design with a Ship

Tattoo Design with a Naval Theme

Tattoo Design with Madonna and Child

[MAN IN STRIPED SHIRT SHOWING TATTOO]

Tattoo Design with an Anchor