Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used to determine the identity or brand. Of the Polynesian, Samoa, Tonga, and so the so-called tatau. In Tahiti, Tattoo. It was adapted to immediately tatau a word to the English language, and pronunciation changed to correspond with the English language and phonetics tattoos. Sailors and view later each of the word and reintroduced the concept of tattooing to Europe. May refer to the fanatics tattoo ink, and tats, art, cut or work. It can also be tattooists also called artists.
Tattooing has been practiced in all parts of the world. Has been a Eurasian practice at least since the Neolithic period. Was found on Otzi Iceman in the valley Otz in the Alps, dating back to the thousand 4 to 5, and was more or less Tattoo carbon 57, which consists of small dots and lines at the bottom of the spine to him, on his right ankle and behind the left knee. Was found the mummy of others, such as Amunet mummy from ancient Egypt dating back to the end of the millennium BC Tattoo 2 fruit.
Celtic and pre-Christian, and other Germanic tribes in Central Europe and North often a large tattoo, according to the accounts alive.
It is believed that tattoos in Japan to return to the Stone Age, and some ten thousand years ago. It was a lot of other cultures traditions of tattooing, ranging from lowering and rubbing wounds with ashes, to hand-pricking the skin to insert the inks or dyes.
In the Western world today, and tattoos have arisen from the Polynesian explorers before 18 century. Became popular among European sailors, before they become popular all over the world.
In spite of the growing fascination with tattoos from the social sciences, as well as the peoples of the world and the immense popularity of tattooing the body itself, did not leave the practice a lot of the historical record.