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Offline pirunner

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« on: 01/10/2007 01:48:46 »
I just read somewhere that Thomas Edidon invented the tattoo gun. Can anyone back this up? I'm guessing that tattooing a person was not its original intent.

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« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2007 13:27:53 »
have no idea sorry!

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« Reply #2 on: 03/10/2007 17:10:11 »
What do you think the original intent was???

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« Reply #3 on: 03/10/2007 18:26:51 »
Wikipedia confirms the Edison claim, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tattoo_gun) and even gives a reference to the US patent. 
The Wikipedia article also tells that it was intended as an engraving machine, and was modified by one Samuel O'Reilly.  So I would call Mr. O'Reilly the actual inventor of the tattoo gun.
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« Reply #4 on: 03/10/2007 18:55:00 »
That is interesting. I wondered if the local Indians here, the women do Tattoo their chins and sometimes their foreheads! I doubt they use a tattoo gun.. probably needles wouldn't you think as it has been going on for generations as I understand it!

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« Reply #5 on: 03/10/2007 23:40:31 »
I was actually thinking of cattle marking as the original intent. I'm not sure why that came to mind.

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« Reply #6 on: 04/10/2007 16:46:39 »
From what I read here, the American Indians used thorns (from cactussesor bushes)for needles, and ashes, soot and plant juices for colouring.
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