Saturday, July 3, 2010
Modern Tattoo Culture:Soul Of Tattoo
History shows us that tattoos served many different purposes. In the Egyptian culture, tattooing was sometimes used like an amulet. Historical findings show that often pregnant women would get a series of dots tattooed over their abdomen and religious figures tattooed on their thighs as a way to provide protection during the birthing process. Other cultures also used tattoos as a way of proving their royal heritage.
Tattooing has been around for centuries, but never have they been so varied and prevalent as they are today. There was a time, not so long ago, that tattooing was looked down upon as something only criminals and sailors did, but today even soccer moms and politicians sport this form of body art. For many people the world over, tattoos demand a certain fascination and curiosity. Whether beautiful or grotesque, colorful or toned, tattoos speak depths about the heart of a person.