History of tattooing

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In the United States of America, tattooing has changed dramatically from the way it was once viewed. The stigma that once surrounded tattooing, usually condemning those who had them, has now evolved into an accepted pop culture. Those who usually wore the tattoos were often bikers and circus "freaks", which gave the tattooing industry a bad reputation. Moreover, a particular biker group known as H[...]
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In the United States of America, tattooing has changed dramatically from the way it was once viewed. The stigma that once surrounded tattooing, usually condemning those who had them, has now evolved into an accepted pop culture. Those who usually wore the tattoos were often bikers and circus "freaks", which gave the tattooing industry a bad reputation. Moreover, a particular biker group known as Hells Angels, wear their own Hells Angel symbol to show membership to the group (Midre).

Furthermore, heavily tattooed Betty Brodbent, traveled with Ringling Brothers Circus in the 1930's and was the star attraction (Midre). Tattooing to many is no longer seen as a desecration to the body, but as an accepted art form and a means for personal expression. Unfortunately, there are those who get tattoos for irrational and ridiculous reasons. Some get tattoos just because of how many people today have them and for most people who do get these tattoos, leave no meaning to them. So do all th!They came up an idea that people injured themselves on pigment-carrying, sharp instruments or materials (Flamepoint).

For example, sharp materials would include charcoaled branches from leftover fires or wooden spears/arrowheads hardened in fire, which cut the skin and trapped the pigment in the dermis (Flamepoint). Many see this as an understanding to why people have associated tattooing in the survival and healing of bad wounds (Flamepoint). Different cultures have different beliefs of where tattooing originated.

The first proven evidence was found in 1991, showing that tattooing may have began in Italy near Austria, dating back to 4000 BC, where they found a man in permafrost (Flamepoint). Carbon dating suggested that he was 5,300 years old and was a shaman or someone holy of a tribe (Nudity). Shortly after, evidence was found proving tattoos were on the bodies of Egyptian mummies, dating back to 4,000 years ago (Nudity).
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