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Tattoos in history
- Tattoos are 5000 years old originally from Eurasia
- Otzi the Ice Man is a Bronze Age mummy found in ice with tattoos on his legs.
- In ancient Egypt only female priestesses had tattoos. They were mainly patterns of dots and lines.
- Pacific Island tattoos are the most intricate and represent the person’s spirit or life force.
- By the 1800’s tattoos were very popular with sailors. It was important to sailors to look different from normal people.
- Tattoo design taken from the skin of an 18th century sailor.
Do you know how tattoos are made?
- First go to a tattoo studio with a good tattoo artist.
- Choose a design from the artist’s catalogue (a special book of designs)
- or tell the artists what you want and ask her to design something new.
- Your design is printed on special stencil paper.
- Your skin is sterilized to kill all the germs.
- The stencil is put on the skin and when it is pulled off an outline stays on your skin.
- The tattoo artist uses a special outlining needle to trace the outline left by the stencil on your skin.
- The needle puts ink in the second layer of skin called the dermis
- A different needle is used to fill in the outline with shading or colour.
- Sometimes this takes more than one day.
- The tattoo must be bandaged for a few days so it won’t get infected.
How long does it take?
- Small tattoos = 1 to 2 hours
- Large tattoos – 8 to 9 hours
- Very large tattoos = 24 hours!!
Why do people get tattoos?
- To show others what they believe in.
- To remember an important event like the birth of a child or falling in love.
- To look cool or fashionable
- For religious reasons.
Some of the real Facts about tattoo
- You have to be 18 to get a tattoo.
- Tattoos are permanent so you should be very careful making your decision.
- It can be a little painful.
- Americans spend $10 billion a year on tattoos.