tattoos date back to about 3000 B.C. Marks found on a mummified human
body dating that old, have tattoos. Tattoos have also been found on
Egyptian and Nubian mummies that date back to about 2000 B.C. M any
references can also be found in books from classical authors referring
to t he Greeks, Germans and Gauls.
tattooing when they encountered Polynesians and American Indians during
some exploration. The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian word “tattau”
which means “to mark”. European and U.S.
The reason for tattooing
has changed over th e years and across various cultures. In the early
practice of tattooing, it was primarily f or decoration. This ancient
practice still holds true today for most people. Early Romans used
tattoos for identification. They would tattoo slaves and criminals so t
hat everyone would know their status. Tahitian tattoos were rites of
passage and told to story a societies considered tatto os very exotic so
many tattooed Indians and Polynesians drew a crowd at the circus and
fairs during the 18th and 19th centuries.nd history of the person’s
life. In the early days of the U.S. when sailors would travel to foreign
lands, they would collect tattoos as souvenirs of their travels and
experiences. Methods of tattooing varied across cultures and time as
well. Many Indians in North and South America created tattoos simply by
pricking. Some tribes in California then began to introduce scratches
when introducing color. In Polynesia, pigment was pricked into the skin
by using a small tool that resembled a rake. In New Zealand, the Maori
people used wood carving techniques using a bone-cutting tool to make
shallow, colored grooves in the skin. When the Euro peans arrived, they
be gan to use metal, taking a small step toward the puncture style of
tattooing we see today. How to care tattoo ?
The first thing
to remember about your tattoo is that this is a lifetime investment! Do
not rely on information from friends about the care of your new tattoo.
The artist will provide you with the proper care for the tattoo.
if your tattoo has been bandaged , leave it on for approximately two
hours. Then, wash it gently with luke-warm water using antibacterial
soap. Pat it dry, do not rub. This washin g should occur three to four
times a day.
Do no apply another bandage to the tattoo. Allow it
to be exposed to air. This will help the healing process. Also, try to
avoid tightly fitted clothing. Clean, loose clothing will be the best. After
washing, apply very thing coasts of Bac itracin or A&D Ointment and
work it into the skin. Do not over apply. Apply just enough so t hat
the tattoo appears shiny. If you can see the ointment on your s kin, you
are using too much. Do not soak the tattoo in water or let the
shower directly spray hard onto it. Also , avoid swimming pools, the
ocean, hot tubs or any other source of water, aside from the shower,
until the tattoo is healed. Also avoid getting the new tattoo sunburned
until it is healed. All of these can fade the tattoo and hinder the
healing process. When the ta ttoo begins the healing process, do not directly scratch the tattoo. Itching means healing
and a little bit of alcohol will relieve the itch. Also, do not pick th
e scabs that may form. Let them fall off gradually. This will us ually
happen in one to three weeks. If swelling or redness occurs, you can
use ice packs to help the swelling go down.Most importantly, notif y a
doctor if you have even the slightest sign of infection. The healing
process can be as little as one week or as long as six weeks or more
depending on the size and complexity of your particular design.
Born June 4, 1975, as Angelina Jolie
Voight to parents Marcheline Bertrand and Jon Voight, this Academy
Award-winning actress (Best Supporting Actress, 1999, Girl, Interrupted)
has also won three Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
awards. Before getting into acting, Angelina made her living as a
fashion model. More recently, she has been seen in big budget films like
Tomb Raider (based on the popular video game) and Mr. and Mrs. Smith,
the latter of which she starred with Brad Pitt, her current significant
other (having already been married to Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob
Thornton in the past). Angelina Jolie is a well-known humanitarian
and philanthropist, supporting several causes across the globe,
including working with refugees through UNHCR (Office of the UN High
Commissioner for Refugees).She has two adopted children -- Maddox and
Zahara -- and one biological child, Shiloh, with Brad Pitt. Angelina Jolie's tattoos.
Bob Thornton, a Chinese character for death and a window on her lower
back; she explained that she removed the window, because, while she used
to spend all of her time looking out through windows wishing to be
outside, she now lives there all of the time.
List of Angelina Jolie's Tattoos Hot Pictures As
an ongoing work of art, so to speak, Angelina Jolie has had several
tattoos done over the years, and she continues to frequently add new
ones or change existing ones. They are not there purely for cosmetic
purposes either, as it is said that each tattoo has a special meaning
behind it. This list is by no means exhaustive, but it does give you a
bit of insight into the personality, thinking, and preferences of the
popular actress. ● Representing the love she has for her brother James Haven (despite rumors of an incestuous relationship), there is the letter H on the inside of her left wrist. ● Several inches below her navel, she has "Quod me nutrit me destruit," meaning "What nourishes me also destroys me" in Latin. ● A large tiger is inked on her back, with a dragon tattoo underneath. ● The phrase "Know your rights" is between her shoulders, just below her neck. ● A pair of tribal designs can be found on her lower back. ● On the lower left side of her midsection, she has a tilted Latin cross. ● On her right forearm is the Arabic term for "strength of will." ● The Roman numeral 13 (XIII) is tattooed on her left forearm.
art has several names - irezumi or horimono in the Japanese language.
Irezumi is the word for the traditional visible tattoo that covers large
parts of the body like the back. Japanese tattoo art has a very long
Since the influence of Confucianism and Buddhism on the Japanese
culture, tattoo art has a negative connotation for the majority of the
Japanese people. In the eyes of an average Japanese a tattoo is
considered a mark of a yakuza - a member of the Japanese mafia - or a
macho symbol of members of the lower classes. Early History of Tattoo Art
Archaeologists believe that the early settlers of Japan, the Ainu
people, used facial tattoos. Chinese documents report about the Wa
people - the Chinese name for their Japanese neighbors - and their
habits of diving into water for fish and shells and decorating the whole
body with tattoos. These reports are about 1700 years old.
For the higher developed Chinese culture, tattooing was a barbaric act.
When Buddhism was brought from China to Japan and with it a strong
influence of the Chinese culture, tattooing got negative connotations.
Criminals were marked with tattoos to punish and identify them in
During the Edo period - 1603-1868 - Japanese tattoo art became a part of
ukiyo-e - the floating world culture. Prostitutes - yujos - of the
pleasure quarters used tattoos to increase their attractiveness for
customers. Body tattoos were used by laborers and firemen.
From 1720 on, the tattooing of criminals became an official punishment
and replaced the amputation of the nose and the ears. The criminal
received a ring tattoo around the arm for each offense or a character
tattoo on his forehead. Tattooing criminals was continued until 1870,
when it was abolished by the new Meiji government of the Japanese
This visible punishment created a new class of outcasts that had no
place in society and nowhere to go. Many of these outlaws were ronin -
masterless samurai warriors. They had no alternatives than organizing in
gangs. These men formed the roots of yakuza - the organized criminals
in Japan in the twentieth century.