Tattoo History and Origins

Tattoo comes from the Tahitian word:Tatu (English: tattoo), which have the meanings: signifies something. Tattoo is a mark made by inserting ink into the skin or liquid. In technical terms, tattooing is micro-pigment implantation. Tattoos can be made on human or animal skin. Tattoos on humans are a form of body modification, while tattoos on animals are commonly used as identification.

Tattooing is a practice that is found almost everywhere with the function in accordance with local customs. First tattoo or often used by the isolated tribes in an area of ​​the world as the tagging region, degree, rank, even signify a person’s health. Tattoos are widely used by man in Polynesia, the Philippines, Borneo, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, and China. Although in some circles is considered taboo tattoo, tattoo art remains a popular thing in the world.

Existence of body tattooing in the world culture is very old exists and can be found in every corner of the world. According to history, it turns out the tattoo art has been made since 3000 years BC (before Christ). Tattoos are found for the first time on a mummy found in Egypt. And supposedly it was thought that makes the tattoo and then spread to the tribes in the world, including one Indian tribe in the United States and Polynesia in Asia, and then expand to all the tribes of the world one of the Dayak tribe in Borneo.

Tattoos made as a symbol or marker, can give a sense of pride for the owner and a symbol of courage from the owner of the tattoo. Since the first time the tattoo is made also has such a purpose. Believed tattoos as a symbol of good fortune, social status, beauty, maturity, and self-esteem.

Although in some circles, tattoos are considered as a taboo, but the tattoo art remains a popular thing in the world.

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