Monday, May 7, 2012

History of tattoos

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Social sciences growing tattoo charm and historical research on this issue to make the paradoxical fact that this old practice of history has been depleted. Several archaeological sites accidentally restore some proof of a long period of time before the tattoo.

We now know that body art, especially of this type is five thousand years of history. Tattoo people wearing them.

Throughout the history of the tattoo is used for many purposes, is always personal. Sometimes plain, such as simple lines and dots, and sometimes elaborate or pictograms of these services as a status symbol, talisman, a sign of religious belief, love and loyalty to the statement, and in some cases, punishment or exile in the form.

I believe in the tattoo with some rough instruments have been found dating from 10,000 BC to 38,000 BC, a few archaeological sites throughout Europe.

Ötzi the Iceman to our tattoo is proof of the Eurasian practice since Neolithic period. About 3300 BC, Oates month, to take personal fifty-seventh tattoo, cross on the inside of the left knee, each 15 cm long 6 kidney straight line. Many other small parallel lines along the legs, ankles and waist, so we believe that these are the treatment of tattoos and not much with a symbol.

Several tattoos found in China's western Xinjiang's Tarim Basin mummies of the physical type of the West Asia / Europe. Although these are relatively unfamiliar, studies have shown, some of which can be traced back to the second millennium before the end of

After World War II, some archaeologists excavated the long row of graves in the Altai Mountains of southern Siberia. These graves were permanently frozen, so everything is well preserved. Within the tomb archaeologists found a saved intact magnificent tattoos, known leader of the most ancient pictographic tattoo. Display different totem game animals, tattoos are a very unique style, what they were repeatedly done. All lined up along his spine and around the right ankle, he undertook a series of dots, monsters, and fish range.

In ancient Chinese tattoo with thieves and criminals from the Zhou dynasty, 1045 BC to 256 BC. Tattoo a symbol of a convicted criminal or a slave's face "prisoner" is a common practice until the last dynasty, the Qing Dynasty, 1644 to 1912. In a recent Japanese history, from 1720 to 1870, the tattoo has also been used as a form of punishing criminals. These tattoo services as those "decent society" is nowhere to be seen signs. The criminal often receive their arm for each crime ring, which can easily convey their criminal behavior. This approach replaces the deleted ears and nose.

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