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    Tattooing History

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    History Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in many cultures and spread throughout the world The Ainu, an indigenous people of Japan, traditionally had facial tattoos, as did theAustroasians. Today, one can find Atayal, Seediq, Truku, and Saisiyat of Taiwan, Berbers of Tamazgha (North Africa), Yoruba, Fulani and Hausa people of Nigeria, and Māori of New Zealand with facial tattoos. Tattooing was popular among certain ethnic groups in southern China, Polynesia, Africa, Borneo, Cambodia, Europe, Japan, the Mentawai Is-lands, MesoAmerica, New Zealand, North America and South America, the Philippines, Iron Age Britain, and Taiwan. It is a myth that the modern revival of tattooing stems from Captain James Cook's three voyages to the South Pacific in the late 1700s. Certainly, Cook's voyages and the dissemination of the texts and images from them brought more awareness about tattooing (and, as noted above, imported the word "tattow" into Western languages), but Europeans have gotten tattooed throughout history. On Cook's first voyage in 1768, his science officer and expedition botanist,…

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    Tahiti Tattooing History

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    During his voyage to Tahiti, Captain James Cook encountered heavily tattooed men and women. The word ‘tatu’ meaning to mark something and the tattoos the captain and his crew got cemented our use of the word. The term derived from the specific method of inscription where sharp needle-like instruments were tapped onto the skin to penetrate the dye under the surface skin layers. However Tahiti is not the only evidence of ancient tattooing tradition. The history of tattooing can be dated back at…

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    Tattoo Culture Essay

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    during the tattooing process. The doors to a tattoo studio contain the energy of an environment where permanence is an ally, rather than a rival force. The atmospheres of tattoo studios vary, although some aspects remain constant. The doors to the studio provide a demarcation between two perspectives; one that is held by the non-tattooed members of society, and another that is foundational to the values of the tattoo community. The mass concurrence of people in a studio makes for a setting of…

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    women’s right to vote, legalizing gay marriage and even marijuana, but tattooing is somewhat still being considered against the social norms and values. Tattoo’s can be reviewed as a form of art, culture or religion and as it defines and helps explain many phases of life for an individual. Tattooing has been a part of mankind’s history for centuries and recently had an outstanding comeback to the society with the help of culture, social perspective and through pop culture. Tattoos in the 21st…

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    Tattoos no longer represent the outcasts of society, but instead perpetuate the notion of self expression for the sole gain and satisfaction of the individual. The history of tattooing has lead to a new form of self expression that allows tattoos to truly mean anything to the individual who bears them. The purpose of tattoos now, for the most part, is to demonstrate a person’s individuality. Tattoos are also sought after for the pleasure of the individual. Tattooed images may stand in for one’s…

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    Day commences by positioning the reader to acknowledge the past history of tattoos, and the significance they held before their original meanings were lost. She states that there were a sign of “deviance” and “criminality”, words which are infused with rebellion, distaste, and shock. By this effect, she conveys that tattoos have been historically looked down upon over the course of history. Consequently, the reader may seek to view those with tattoos in a less positive light, as they are…

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    knowledge of trends, styles, and history of tattoos, and will cover these areas: why are serial killers so fascinating and intriguing to us in our modern culture, and why do people…

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    The risks of getting a tattoo are very high. If there is a possibility of anyone considering getting a new tattoo in the future keep in mind all things that could go wrong. There are some cases in which some don 't know they have gotten a bad tattoo, or even contracted a new infection from receiving a tattoo from an unsanitary shop, or even the possible mistake of cross contamination. Because of the lack of regulations on tattoo ink, tattooing can cause cancer, blood born diseases, and…

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    Tattoo Persuasive Essay

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    If you look up the definition of a tattoo online you won’t see much on what they clearly are. All you are told is that it is a strong knocking or pulsation, and that is correct. It is the act of “tapping” ink into a person's skin. However, there are many different styles of tattooing all around the world. Places like New Zealand and Japan try to preserve the tradition of tattooing by not using the advanced machinery that is offered. In Japan, tattooing is considered to be taboo. There’s a wide…

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    played a key role in the development of tattoos from a simple trend to a more accepted style among everyday Americans. “Coleman was able to apply high quality work. His work was clear and well shaded. Consequently, his tattoo designs epitomized what came to be known as the classic American-style tattooing that dominated the 1920s to the 1940s” (Forefathers of Tattooing). August “Cap” Coleman’s style of tattooing contributed to the creation of one of the most classic tattoo styles even to this…

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