Tattoos: The History Behind Wearable Art
For thousands of years, humans have permanently marked their bodies with tattoos. The reasons for the markings are vast and vary depending on the time frame and/or the culture. Tattoos and their inspiration behind them are as unique as snowflakes and each carries a story along with the ink.
The earliest known examples of tattoos were the Egyptians, having being present on numerous female mummies that date as far back as 2000 B.C. It was only until “Iceman”, a frozen body found at the Italian-Austrian border in 1991, was discovered with patterns adorned across various parts of his body that presented evidence of tattoos existing much earlier. Scientists have carbon dated “Iceman” to around 5,200 years old. Read More
Tattoos have been uncovered in almost every race and ethnicity as a part of their cultural history that has carried over into modern society. The meaning behind permanently altering the appearance of your body varies depending on life experiences and personal views. Nowadays it is common to see a person walking around sporting their religious affiliations on their body or even their interests. For whatever the reason, tattoos have been a staple as far back as 5,000 years ago and has been a growing industry in society across the globe.