The earliest evidence for tattoos are artistic depictions

The earliest evidence for tattoos are artistic depictions

The earliest evidence for tattoos are artistic depictions

Tattoos have been around as early as the Neolithic Period (and possibly as early as the Upper Paleolithic). The earliest evidence for tattoos are artistic depictions. Our first direct evidence for tattoos comes from 3000 BCE. Otzi the Ice Man, who lived sometime between 3370-3100 BCE, is a preserved early man found in Europe. His skin still has tattoos. Is it exciting or terrifying that your tattoos could last for 5,000 years?

The word “tatau” comes from Samoan (a language of the Samoan people who live in the Pacific Islands). It was brought back to the Western World by James Cook. However, tattooing was not unknown to Western culture before this. It was known by other names.

The mummy was 5.000 years old and was preserved in excellent condition, thanks to ice. Tattoo marks are clearly visible on its skin. These marks were etched behind the knees and on the back – very unusual locations for tattoos, which are usually placed on highly visible parts of the body – and for this reason scholars are in agreement that these tattoos were made for therapeutic reasons, as a cure for back pain. Indeed, these tattoos are located in the same areas where acupuncture needles are placed to cure arthritis.

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  1. I just loved the professionalism which MR SAGAR has displayed.. Just hopped in there to make one in my leg.. Everything regarding the hygiene and the ink used was pro one.. while doing the tattoo throughout he kept me inspiring and had fun so that he can make me ignore my pain.. This is what type of hospitality requires and means for a tattoo getter.. Finally when I got to see the tattoo “THE REVEALING TIME”, seeing that I was simply mesmerized..Just one work to describe.. FANTABULOUS!!! M simply in love with my wolf.. I can conquer anything in this world#warrior#wolfgang.. Thanks Sagar

  2. Best Tattoo, very hygienic, fast and very nice people. I got my Tattoo done from the Assistant. He is Gujarati and very humble person, he was totally focused on his work and did excellent job. He did very nice n creative Tattoo the way I wanted. Ready to go again. It was my birthday and got excellent permanent gift. Thank you so much.
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