Tattooing—A Brief History —
The word tattoo is said to have two major origins: 1st, from the Polynesian word ‘ta’ which means "striking something" 2nd, from the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means "to mark something" The history of this form of human body-art (decorative body modification) called "tattoo" began thousands of years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served many functions: amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments, and even forms of punishment. Tattooing in Japan is thought to go back to the Paleolithic era, some ten thousand years ago. Various other cultures have had their own tattoo traditions, ranging from rubbing cuts and other wounds with ashes, to hand-pricking the skin to insert Dyes.
Things To Consider Before Getting Your 1st Tattoo Presented below is a list of some things you should consider before getting a new tattoo:
A) Search for tattoo designs or category on internet to get some good and quality design of tattoos.
B) You can try to put temporary tattoo design before get a permanent tattoo on your body.
C) Ask your tattoo maker about tattoo removal and is it possible to make or change tattoo work from your body.
D) Make sure you don't have any skin allergy or skin problem. If you had then you need to tell to your tattoo designer.
E) Make sure your tattoos artiest have good knowledge of tattoos work, safety and health care information.
Tattoo Choices For Men And Women You may want tattoo ideas depending on what kind of designs will suit your gender and style.
— Butterfly design and Bumble bee design
— Fairy tattoos and Cross tattoos
— Rose tattoo design — Flower tattoo design Men Tattoos:
— Tribal tattoo design
— Facial Tattoo design (Not recommended, but it is up to you)
— Sleeve design (Having a full or half arm covered with a tattoo is yet another popular choice with men)
— Dragon tattoos
— Celtic tattoo design
— Lion tattoo design
— Eagle tattoo design NOTE: A growing popularity in choice for men has been tattoo ideas spreading over both shoulders and shoulder blades.
Mural Tattoo (Telling Your Story) This involves incorporating different designs into one, mural like, unique tattoo. This is a good tattoo choice because you're telling a story. Each tattoo can represent something important to you and the sum of all the tattoos placed together represents your life at the time or all the ideals you hold true as an individual. A great way to develop a mural tattoo is by going through an online tattoo catalog or collection and looking at all the various designs, while setting aside your favorites for potential inclusion into your mural.