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Tattoo's History- An Article on Tattoo
Tattoos are present from ancient times during the mummies’ culture in 2000BC, which is evident when seeing (female) mummies having tattoos on them
Egyptian culture was featuring tattoos. There are beliefs that females having tattoos is a symbol of low status. But, lot of mummies that were having tattoos were found in the places where royal people were buried. These tattoos may be thought to be amulets for pregnant women. Tattoos were often found in thighs, breast and abdomen. The deity Bes (the protector of women) tattoos were often made on the thighs.
According to Archaeologists, in 3000 BC, a wooden handle having a sharp point was used to draw tattoos. In 1450 BC, bronze tattooing tools were found, that were same like those present in 19th century.
In Egypt, dotted points of dark pigment taken from roots and ash were used to draw diamond shapes and lines by picking the skin to draw god Bes and other tattoos. Other cultures like Inuit used light colours and dark paints.
The Altai mountain people used ornate tribal tattoos, which was evident by many bodies found were having tattoos. Britain people used it to show royalty status.
Tattoos used by Greek and Romans to mark criminals. This practise was banned by the Emperor Constantine during the Christianity. Native Americans like Cree (facial detailing designs), Polynesian people (geometric designs) and Japanese people (intricate designs) began to use tattoos. The New Zealander’s Maori and Warriors were given tattoos to symbolise their status. African cultures use their own style of tattoos. Modern tattoos drawn using mechanised tools and good colours.
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