Thursday, December 9

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The beliefs about Tattoos
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The beliefs about Tattoos

Tattoos date back thousands of years. There is firm evidence that tattooing is an ancient art form, after discoveries of tattoos on mummified skin were found. The oldest evidence of human tattoo is believed to be from between 3370BC and 3100 BC Tattoos were not very common or socially acceptable until the mid 20th century, where they were reserved for a small population, mainly those in the entertainment industry. Fully tattooed people became a popular attraction. At the beginning of the 20th century, the majority of tattoos were found on circus performers or sailors. Tattoos were used to tell someone’s personal story, as well as their professions. For example, it was common for a sailor to have an anchor tattoo. Within the sailing community, tattoos also became a mark of belongi...