This Spooky tattoo was a fun twist on the halloween theme.

The client wanted an old vintage styled design with a victorian flare.

The drawing was inspired by halloween images from the 30’s and 40’s.

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Halloween History

The history of Halloween is a fascinating tale.

It blends ancient Celtic rituals, Roman traditions, and Christian influences over centuries.

Halloween’s roots can be traced back to the Celtic festival of Samhain.

Samhain marked the end of the harvest season.

Also, the beginning of winter in ancient Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

The boundary between the living and the dead blurredon the night of October 31st.

As a result, allowing spirits to roam the earth.

People would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off these roaming spirits.

Roman traditions began to merge with Celtic rituals.

One such influence was the festival of Feralia, which commemorated the passing of the dead in late October.

Pope Boniface IV established All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows’ Day) on November 1st.

This was to to honor saints and martyrs back in the 7th century. The evening before, October 31st, became known as All Hallows’ Eve, eventually evolving into Halloween.

Therefore, halloween traditions continued to evolve across Europe during the Middle Ages.

Activities like guising (dressing up in costume and going door-to-door for food or money) became common.

In addition, the carving of lanterns from turnips or potatoes.

This ritual eventually evolved into the iconic Jack-o’-lantern.

Halloween was brought to North America by Irish and Scottish immigrants in the 19th century.

Consequently, halloween became more secular and integrated various cultural influences.

This included German immigrants’ introduction of trick-or-treating in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The commercialization of Halloween began in the early 20th century.

The result was the mass production of costumes and decorations.

In conclusion, Halloween today is celebrated with a mix of ancient rituals, modern customs, and cultural influences around the world.