My senior project was over the History of Tattooing, I chose this as my topic because Tattoos really interest me with all the different styles and meanings behind them. Some things I already knew about Tattooing is a lot of tribes used tattoos to symbolize things, but I didn’t know what.
The cultural performance and ritual of tattooing evolved over time, but holds historical significance for membership into a group of people, age bracket, or culture. Polynesians used tattoos as a coming of age ceremony, and symbol of adulthood. Boys would be put away for weeks at a time to transition from boyhood and to heal from the harsh procedure. As the practice moved aboard ships, men tattooed one another shoddily, creating connection and camaraderie between one another. As movement across seas spread tattooing, port cities began to sprout parlors as artistic sailors settled down with this new line of work; this became the only form of Polynesian art widely accepted and practiced in the West. P.T. Barnum accentuated the novelty of tattoos and employed these visually interesting people to performer. Sanitation practices were never consistent until the 1960’s when Sailor Jerry aimed to create tattooing into an esteemed and respected art form. “Realistic Tattoo” opened as the first shop to create custom, appointment-based tattoo art.
Tattoos have been around forever. Otzi the iceman, who lived during 3,300 BC, is one of the most well preserved mummies to exist. After being discovered, scientists later learned he had sixty one tattoos. How is this possible if technology for tattoos didn’t exist for years to come.
When studying the history of tattoos, pinpointing the first time a tattoo was seen was almost impossible to do until 1991. An Iceman, named Otzi, was found by German hikers in 1991. Otzi was found covered with at least 57 tattoos (Huffington Post). This is to show that tattoos have been around for more than fifty-three hundred years. Otzi’s tattoos were discovered to be therapeutic and they consisted of lines and crosses all over the body. The next oldest tattoos were found on the Chinchorro mummy. Chinchorro’s tattoos consisted of symbols and drawings, and were found to be decorative only. It is more than remarkable that even after 53 hundred years, similar designs, symbols, and drawings are still used to mark our skin. These findings
Many people now have tattoos since they are so widely accepted throughout many cultures. Tattoos have been around for a very long time and were used in many different ways. Montserrat states that tattoos were a part of the cultures in North America, Europe, Japan, China, Ancient Rome, and Ancient
Once bound to a few specific subcultures, the tattoo industry has seen a major boom in recent years. Now, tattooing is on its way into the mainstream with forty percent of Americans age twenty-six to forty bearing one (“World’s Tattoos” 2010). The practice of embedding pigment into the skin to leave permanent marks has presented itself in traditional cultures the world over. Amongst the most notable are the Polynesians, whose custom of tattowing gave rise to the tattoos we see today (“World’s Tattoos” 2010).
When one is thinking of American culture and the trends that goes along with it, numerous individuals will have a lot of different though to that phrase. Just like how America tends to change over the years, the culture and trends of its people do as well. Things that weren’t popular before are becoming popular and some are even evolving. Even naming your child is like a new trend in today’s society, there is Beyoncé and Jay-z naming their daughter “Blue Ivy Carter” after that there is Kanye West and Kim naming their daughter as well “North West”. Two years back you had a mother name her baby “Hashtag”, which is a twitter symbol. Taking traditional things and turning them around or even putting a new twist on them helps make a new trend.
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Tattooing has been practiced across the world since at least Neolithic times, as evidenced by mummified preserved skin, and ancient art. Ancient art finds of possible tattooing tools suggest tattooing was practiced by the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe. However, direct evidence for tattooing on mummified human skin extends only to the 4th mulleneium BC. The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, dating to between 3370 and 3100 BC. Other tattooed mummies have been recovered from at least 49 sites including locations in Greenland, Alaska, Siberia, Mongolia, western China, Egypt, and the Philippines. Multiple mummies from Siberia including the Pazyryk culture of Russia, and from several cultures throughout pre-Columbian South
Camari Michael Mrs. Lambert English III 19 October 2016 Global Tattoo Methods Throughout history, people have used, invented, and modified ways of permanently inking the skin. Tattooing is believed to have begun in the Neolithic Era, also known as the New Stone Age, which was between 4,500 and 2000 B.C. The very first tattoo discovered was on a mummy located in South America. There are four main methods sued globally in order to create tattoo, though there are many more that aren't generally recognized. Currently in use are machines, bamboo handles, the striking stick and rake, and the metal tube. In this essay, these methods and their origins will be thoroughly explained.
I am planning on getting a new tattoo in the next six months and have been carefully thinking about what type of symbolism I want this specific tattoo to have. I am looking for something that represents motherhood, love, feminism and the pure joy I have for being the mother of three amazing children. In this paper, I will be exploring the origins of the tattoo, a style of tattoo I am interested in, the colors and symbols of what I want to get and their meanings.
Tattoos have been popular throughout time all over the world. Yet, rumors have it that tattoos are a modern day trend that originated in prison. Tattooing actually dates back to five thousand years ago. They have not just become some new pop culture fad. Prehistoric clans, ancient Egyptians, Native Americans, sailors, circus people, royalty, celebrities, and plenty of young adults today have all participated in some form of body art. Tattooing has played a significant role in mythologies and customs in ancient cultures. In American, tattoos were introduced by sailors returning from expeditions in Europe during the late seventeen hundreds and the early eighteen hundreds. Tattoos became “trendy” in America through said sailors and bikers, which showed they had a look of respect and dignity within their groups.
Getting a tattoo is the most fashionable trend happening everywhere, but if you wish to get one, try getting one in some unique place to become a trend setter. One of the coolest places to get a tattoo is the ankle. Not many men get inked at that place, though some associate it with girls, ankle tattoos for men are hot. Now it's not one of the places where it is easily viewed, so it's ideal for people who don't wish to flash their tattoos under everyone else's noses.
Throughout history tattoos and markings have been used for identification. The Titans had a specific tattoo on their arms identifying that they were Titans. Tattoos are still used today and can be very harmful to you body. They are also very expensive to apply or remove. Tattoos can even prevent you from getting a job or career.
Up until recent time’s people adorned themselves with tattoos as a symbol of self-expression. However they are now most commonly used in mainstream culture as a means of self-decoration. Today’s generation of youth are experiencing a positive relation to tattoo culture. As they are in the middle of an increasingly “tattoo friendly” and “tattoo flooded” society. The aesthetic value of tattoos has exponentially increased as they become a more legitimate art form and are accepted as fashion accessories. With the further legitimization of tattoos, more fine artists are becoming tattoo artists which has led to an increase in the use of original designs instead the once popular “flash tattoo”. This legitimization of the practice has opened the door for new educated artists to enter a career in tattooing as it proves to be a more lucrative means of artistic expression.