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Tattoos The Original Marking

July 14th, 2010

Tattoos have been in existence for centuries, they were our first orginal markings. Tattoo were the way many cultures identified themselves.Though each culture has used them for different purposes and in varied styles. Ancient Greek spies used tattoos to secretly communicate, while Hawaiian and Native American cultures used tattoos in initiation or religious rites. In the 1800’s tattoos were particularly popular in England where sailors would get them as permanent souvenirs of their travels. Tattoos have also been considered a sign of initiation into the mafia. Tattoos used to be for ruffians, but now many men, women and celebrities sport tattoos to complement their piercing’s. You might just be surprised who has a tattoo. Today tattoos have their origins in giving people a unique identity. If you are the kind of person who likes to use your body to express your feelings, you should consider getting tattoos done.
  Some images frequently used in Asian arts include cranes, dragons, fish, tigers, samurai warriors and Buddhist deities. Karma tattoo designs represent Asian and new wave images that are also very popular these days. In Western and the Japanese culture, dragon tattoo designs are popular and have powerful images.
   Tattoos can be placed anywhere on the body. They can be placed in plane sight or hidden where only the owner can see them. Most people who get a tattoo will place it where it can be seen.Tattoo wearers are proud of them and want to show them off. A great space, to do both simple tattoos or complex designs are the arms ,which has the distinction of being a great place for a 1st-time tattoo.
   While the body art industry is highly visual, tattoos are not always images. They can be bold words to statements they live by. Some people will even use quotes they like. Word tattoos are also increasingly popular, they can be done with or without images. The choose is yours which to use, just words or images with words. There are a lot of tattoos to choose from, so picking a tattoo can be difficult. You can choose a design from a tattoo shop wall or be more original and use one of your own design, either way getting a tattoo is a great experience and more and more people are doing it.
   Tattoos have been around since man has walked the earth and they are not going out of style anytime soon. Weather you like tattoos or not, we as humans want to mark ourselves to be different and tattoos seem to be the way people do it.
   There is just one thing to remember if you are thinking about getting a tattoo, they are not for everyone. Tattoos are for life! Some tattoos can become faded with time, unreadable or even become a messy blob. Tattoos are meant to be permanent, so their complete removal is difficult. Tattoos are great for people who enjoy body adornment and like showing off their personalities. Tattoos are body art at its finest. So if you are thinking about getting a tattoo, make sure you get some tips and decide very carefully where you would like to place your tattoo. Remember they are difficult to have remove.

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