History of Tattoo


Tattooing appears from the Neolithic age. Many mummies were found from the 2nd millennium BC in Egypt or Siberia. Some of the famous mummy is Ötzi the Iceman tattoo like, mummy of Amunet, .. 


Far East Asian region also has a personal history of this art. The main traditional cultures of Japan, irezumi has provided a large number of patterns used for the tattoo is the perfect contrast between color and light. However, the traces left on the small terra-cotta statues are found in Japan to see the tattoo on his face was etched or painted objects from 5,000 years BC. The tattoo takes on a special religious significance or occult. In China, people also unearthed the first evidence of the phenomenon of tattooing on the body from a Chinese dynasty around 297 AD. 


In 1769, the crew of Captain James Cook and later the crew of the French earl Bougainville has been fascinated by the unique art of Tatau - drawing on the body - the Aboriginal people of south Pacific islands where they pass. And it is from Tatau tattoo origin of the word (in English) and Tatouage (French) means tattoo. Tattoos became popular in the community of sailors, and then spread throughout Asia.



Portrait tattoos