Tattoo origin – The word “tattoo” comes from the Tahitian word tatau, or sign painting. Tattoo is formed by injection of dye molecules into the skin with a special needle or gun tattooed.
Rituals, respect and therapy
Rituals, respect and therapy – In ancient cultures, tattooing had a ritual character, expressed or belonging to a tribe, race or social position. Sometimes also a tribute to the roots of the culture and customs. Today, the tattoo may be the nature of medical therapy or be a form of communication informing eg. To belong to the group.
Stigma tattoo – Not every tattoo culture has positive connotations. The ancient Greeks and later the Romans used tattoos to mark the prisoners and slaves. In Latin tattoo was determined the expression of stigma, which today translates as a mark or sign of disgrace.
Devil’s work – Catholic fight against tattoos
Devil’s work – The Catholic Church led the fight against tattoos. Which is called the devil’s work, and later – a sign of witchcraft. Thus virtually abolished the tradition of tattooing in Europe.