A Tattoo is Art



Tattoos are really viewed to be bad before but it is different now. Tattoos will have different feedback from different people. But no matter how you put it, tattoos will always catch the attention of people. Memories like the where and when you saw your first tattoo personally will get stuck on your head. As a kid seeing someone with a lot of tattoos, you will certainly have a lot of questions. And the reaction will depend on the kind of tattoo the person will have, there are a lot of different designs that a person can choose to get as a tattoo. People who have seen tattoos when they were still young will usually be amazed and will plan to get one when they are old enough. When you see the first design on your mind when you were still a kid, you will normally have a similar tattoo.

You should know that during the early 60’s, tattoos were not really accepted compared to today. But it is still not a hundred percent accepted, there are still a lot of people who are against the permanent mark. But there are different factors, some will hate it because of what their religion is telling. And some just have their own personal view about tattoos. But they can never deny that tattoos were a part of a lot of old civilizations, a tattoo is a civilization itself.

The world tattoo came from the word “tatu”, word that means to mark or to touch something. You need to know that the first tattooed person to be found was around the year 1991 in the Alps and was called “Iceman”. He went through carbon dating and it was proven that he lived around 5,300 years ago. There are actually fifty-eight tattoos found in the specimen’s body. A lot of scientists though that the “iceman” was an important figure of the society. The basic ingredients that the tattoo had were just charcoal and water, learn more here!

Tattoos were used to ward off sickness and bad luck according to ancient cultures. Tattoos were then changed and now Egyptians used needles to make them. To get more ideas about tattoos, go to  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/17/tattoo-artists-instagram_n_5832426.html.

You should know that Japan used the tattoos to identify criminals. People in Japan had their tattoos based on the group that they have. Like the Japanese mafia, they had tattoos to intimidate their opponents, making them know that they belong to a strong group.

You have to know that by learning the history of tattoos, you will understand that there is a deeper meaning to these inked artworks, you will see how important having a tattoo was before.

If you want to get your own tattoo, make sure to choose a design that will be more meaningful to you.


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