How Tattooing Came Into Being
A lot of people these days have gone to have themselves ‘inked’, making it permanent on their bodies up until the time they decide to have it removed. The general public either sees tattoos as untidy or a form of rebellion, but the story about why tattoos were there in the first place is different, especially if you take a look at the history of tattoo Calgary. Many tribal groups have themselves tattood for a special purpose. What these mean and what their purpose are goes way back thousands of years ago and is still practiced to this day. However, a couple of modern tattoos are considered a way of expressing character.
Humans have always marked themselves for many centuries already. They are permanent designs, ranging from the simplest to the most elaborate, denoting charms, amulets, declaration of one’s love, symbols of religious belief, status, adornments and even denoting a sign of someone who has undergone punishment. The earliest evidence showing tattoos have already been practiced by ancestors are from the ancient Egyptians, which were present on a couple of female mummies that dated back to 2000 BC. But there was a recent discovery from the location at the border of Austria and Italy, Iceman, back in 1991 with the tattoo patterns, giving evidence that it was a bit further back from ancient Egyptians. Carbon dating reveals around 5,200 years of age. The tattoos on that Iceman were distributed small crosses and dots on the right knee and the lower spine, plus the ones in the ankle joints blended with a couple of strained degeneration which suggest that those could have been applied to lessen joint pain, which is considered these days as therapeutic. This also explains why the tattoos looked distributed without a recognizable pattern. It could not have been easy to display such tattoos if there were intended as a status marker in the first place.
The tattoos on ancient Egyptians were traced back to mostly women that were depicted in figurines that dated back between 4000 to 3500 BC. Not all women in the picture were wearing tattoos, only a couple of them which were represented in various tomb scenes dating 1200 BC and the figurine form that dated back in 1300 BC. The tattoos were all over their thighs. There were also a few small implements made with bronze that were identified as tools for tattooing that were discovered at a particular town site in Gurob, northern Egypt that was dated 1450 BC. Also, there were mummies that had tattoos on them. Amongst the discover 3 were women, which was already mentioned, dating back 2000 BC. Several examples also shown on female mummies with similar forms of tatooos that were found in the burial mounds at Akhmim.
The history of tattoos in each countries have their own story to tell, and it will take a lot of research to try and understand what each of these countries have about the subject. Some of these stories though are still practiced by gangs and tribal groups showing status or an achievement.
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