Human marking tattoos excites for thousands of years. humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years.
These permanent designs always personal have served as status symbols, declarations, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment. the history of tattoos and their cultural significance to people around the world, from the famous " Iceman," a 5,200-year-old frozen mummy
People can shed as many as 500 million cells of skin every day, yet tattoos remain for a lifetime. Why is it that a bad sunburn will peel, fade, and become a distant memory, but you still have to explain that Chinese symbol you got on Spring Break to your grandchildren?
Check out this video by Claudia Aguirre of TED-Ed, explaining the long history of tattoos in human cultures, and what makes them a permanent part of our bodies.
History about Egyptian Tattoos
Egypt written records, physical remains, and works of art relevant to Egyptian tattoo have virtually been ignored by earlier gynecologists influenced by prevailing social attitudes toward the medium.
today however, we know that there have been bodies recovered dating to as early XI dynasty exhibiting the art form of tattoo. in 1891, archaeologists discovered the mummified remains of amulet, a priestess of the goddess hathor, at thebes who lived some time between 2160 BC and 1994 BC. this female mummy displayed several lines and dots tattooed about her body - grouping dots and/or dashes were aligned into abstract geometric patterns. this art form was restricted to women only, and usually these women were associated with ritualistic practice. the Egyptians spread the practice of tattooing throughout the world. the pyramid-building third and fourth dynasties of Egypt developed international nations with Crete, Greece, Persia, and Arabia. by 2,000 BC the art of tattooing had stretched out all the way to southeast Asia . the ainu (western asian nomads) then brought it with them as they moved to japan.