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The History And Findings Of Tattoos And Artists Involved In The Art Of Tattooing

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TattooingIt's the year 248 A.D the African tribesmen of the Zulu are preparing an honorable ceremony after a battle with the Maasai tribe. The warriors that have survived the battle return home to camp victorious and proud. While the dead are having graves prepared the living are having needles prepared to have their honor drawn into their skin with merely a needle and ink. They do this as a marking to remember the battle forever These African tribesman are being tattooed. Tattoos are being perceived as an intolerable way to express one's self. When viewed through current society tattoos are a natural form of expression. Tattooing has been around for longer than one might think. It dates back thousands of years ago in many different parts of the world. Although many have tattooed historians on the subject believe it was a group of Samoan warriors that would carve themselves with symbols of power and fear so the gods would aid them in their battles and strike fear in the hearts ...view middle of the document...

Back in the 19 century one in one hundred males had tattoos. Females getting tattooed were so low in percentage it was unlisted many of whom were lesbian or prostitutes. Now one in seven people of both genders have at least one and that's a huge increase. The word tattoo is also one of the top searched words on the internet. Even celebrities are starting to get into the art of it like Angelina Jolie and Billy bob thorton who got matching tattoos to show their love for each other. Even superstars Paris Hilton and rihanna are becoming into the trend as rihanna has gotten her first and Paris is planning to soon. The problem with tattoos though is that they do not go away, there not style or trends because they can't be thrown away or changed without a lot of money and pain. Some people have chosen alternatives to tattooing do to the pain and permanent state of it. Henna painting uses a plant known as "henna" found in the Middle East and Asia that's been used for thousands of years. Henna doesn't hurt as it doesn't penetrate the skin. Fresh henna is sometimes called Mahanadi; it is pretty strong depending on how you care for your skin. The plant produces oils that are painted onto your skin and soaks into the epididimis and usually lasts around 6 weeks.Tattoo sources"Tattoos." - Polynesian Cultural Center Official Site - Best Luau Oahu, Hawaii. 18 Mar. 2009 .Prision tattoos." Foto8 - The Home of Photojournalism: Online - In Print - On Display. 18 Mar. 2009 ."Oregon Health Licensing Agency Links to More Information & Resources." Home Page. 18 Mar. 2009 .Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections Among Tattoo Recipients --- Ohio, Kentucky, and Vermont, 2004--2005." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 18 Mar. 2009 ."Tattoo." Britannica. 18 Mar. 2009 .404 Error" CRI (Christian Research Institute) and Hank Hanegraaff--Because Truth 18 Mar. 2009 .Rohrer, Finlo. "BBC NEWS | Magazine | So why do 'normal' people get tattoos?" BBC NEWS | News Front Page. 18 Mar. 2009 | Patrick Tattoo. 18 Mar. 2009 .Shapiro, Racheal. "The personality behind the art." Inked 6 Dec. 2008How is a tattoo done." Tattoos,Tattoo Ideas,Tattoo Art,Body Art,Types Of Body Art,Body Painting,Body piercing. 2006. 18 Mar. 2009 .

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