Tattooing is a type of ink marking that alters the skin’s pigmentation on the body for aesthetic, imprint-making, or other reasons.
Worldwide, the popularity of tattoo art is escalating and growing. There are tattoos that display a unique, sensitive, and artistic manner of expressing oneself. Some individuals will relate tattoo imagery on the body with the expression of power and violence.
The origin of the modern tattoo still raises a lot of unanswered questions. However, some researchers have discovered tattoo traces on certain frozen mummies that date to roughly 3300 BC.
Additionally, there are 2000 BC tattoos on mummies in Egypt and Nubia (a small kingdom situated along the Nil River in northern Sudan and southern Egypt).
According to historians, the Greeks, Old English, and Old Germans, among others, may have been responsible for the invention of tattoos.
Additionally, the origins of tattooing were rediscovered in Europe and among Native Americans. The advent of Tahitian tattau tattoos, which are written in the Latin script and imply “to mark,” is mentioned in the diaries of explorer James Cook during his 1769 South Pacific expedition. However, tattooing was not yet developed and was regarded as an odd phenomenon in the era of European and American society at that time.
A 5000-year-old man’s frozen body was discovered in 1992 on the border between Austria and Italy. He had 58 tattoos, mostly little dots and some lines, covering his body.
In the Altai Mountains of Southern Siberia, during post-World War II excavations, archaeologists discovered frozen tombs that had been maintained using incredibly unique techniques. More precisely, there are numerous distinct tattoos on the body of a tribe leader.
Here are some incredible creations done by tattoo artists with “golden hands”: