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  • Tattooing History

    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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  • The Dangers Of Tattooing

    tattoo. Once the “mark” of criminals and sailors, body art today has become increasingly more accepted in mainstream society. However, the very act of getting a tattoo separates one from others who have eschewed permanently marking their bodies. The reasons for getting a tattoo are varied, with the common underlying urge for self-expression and individuality as the main impetus. There are approximately 20 million Americans with tattoos, more than 13% of the population (Brown, Perimutter, and…

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  • Tattooing Research Paper

    For thousands of years tattooing has been a major part of communities and cultures. Whether it be for a religious reason or to mark a person in a group, tattoos have made their way through history. Nowadays most of the older generations see tattooing as harmful and not acceptable for society, but much of the younger generations see tattooing as a way of self-expression and extremely common. Getting tattoos has changed over time; in the past it was mainly used for religious reasons, but in more…

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  • The Symbolism Of Death And Resurrection In Art

    Author V. Vale once said, “A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye. As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition” (Vale 55). From this, it is evident how intimate tattooing is. A life-long commitment to a piece of artwork that one will carry on one’s skin wherever they go requires careful consideration. Tattooing itself has been practiced for centuries all over the world, with the first known…

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  • Tattoo Persuasive Essay

    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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  • Tattoos In Contemporary Art

    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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  • Tattoo Influence On Society

    Today we are living in a society surrounded with many cultural artifacts, the objects created by humans to give clues about cultural values and heritage of their society. There are some artifacts receiving respects and admiration from society, such as Statue of Liberty, IPhone, Washington DC, and so on; in contrast, there are also some artifacts encountering controversies and prejudice. Tattoos, the art of hot needle under the skin, used to be considered as a social deviance in American society.…

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  • Risks And Consequences Of Tattoos

    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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  • Tattoos In Robert Frost's Nothing Gold Can Stay

    According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary a tattoo is defined as “an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin or by production of scars.” Tattooing and body modification has been practice dating back to Eurasian Neolithic farmers in 4000 BC, thought to be a healing remedy based on the particular placement on the arms, legs and throughout the body consisting of various dots and lines. In today’s culture, the idea of getting a tattoo has shifted from…

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  • The Role Of Serial Killers In Today's Society

    Understanding tattoos and why a person gets one, is a solid base to start with as well as the history of where they come from and, the ways we have integrated them into our society today. While I cannot say why anyone would get a tattoo of a serial killer, I can say having tattoos are still somewhat of a taboo and in higher social status and professional environments are not greeted lightly still today, although I do see that changing further into the future. As the generations of people pass…

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