History of tattoos

The history of tattoos is extremely curious, mysterious, and no one can say for sure exactly who first struck them. In different parts of the world, different tribes and nations appeared his tattoo. And as often in those days, people did not even know about each other – and then say, someone who narrated this experience. Still, there is circumstantial evidence.

Probably know the story of tattoos has at least 60,000 years.
The oldest of the available “in stock” – drawings on the body mummies age of about four thousand years old, found in the Egyptian pyramids.

Even in primitive society tattoo was not only an ornament, but also points to the tribe, race, social status of the owner, and it was thought that was carrying some magical powers.
There are several theories on the causes of custom designs decorating the body with a needle and ink. The first theory – natural cause. People received injuries of the skin, damage to the paint and fell get tattoos. Over the years, the wounds were mixed with natural dyes, and produce unusual patterns. The more men hunted and fought – the more scars he had, the more he was on the social ladder of the time. Time went by, the family grew, merged with its neighbors to confront the enemy, were first tribes. On the skin of men and women the same tattoo was applied, which showed that they belong to the same tribe.

How deep and diverse historical roots of tattoos, so varied and extensive their geography. Many varieties and variations of tattoos popular with white-skinned people, and blacks replaced tattoo scarring. Many tribes around the world put the marks on the bodies of tribesmen.

History of tattoosIndian tribes of Polynesia and Indonesia – a striking example of the importance of social tattoo. Their whole body is covered with patterns, each associated with tattooing is an important date in their lives. The man’s face – the most prominent. It almost never concealed clothing (with rare exceptions), which is why it is decorated in the first place.
Women Japanese aboriginal Ainu marital status indicated a tattoo on his face. Information on the number of children, married if she can “read” by the pattern on the cheeks, lips and eyelids. In many other nations a large number of patterns on the body of the woman points to her fertility and performance. In some cases, it came to the point of absurdity – on the atoll if a woman has a baby with no tattoos – he is immediately killed.

Nowadays tattoo is a symbol. The man who decided to make a tattoo – is this weighty reasons. Some want to perpetuate the perfect baby face of his child, while others believe that the tattoo across his back will change their lives, and lie below between bad past and a bright future. In any case, the tattoo – a willful decision. And to make it up to you.

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