express your self. Tattoo originates from the word ‘Tatu’ that mean’s ‘to mark
something’ people say tattooing started about 12,000 BC. In October 1991 a tattooed man
approximately 5,500 years old was discovered between Austria and Italy he is the oldest
man to have been found with tattoos. In Egypt around 2,000 to 3,000 B.C they used
tattoos for women to promote motherhood, fertility, and protection. Many cultures use
tattoos for many reasons. In West Africa most men receive tattoo’s to help identify one
another and also establish becoming a man this is done by a shaman. The shaman would
use a ritual knife to make a many cuts all over the body.
This could take up to twelvehours. The Aztecs used tattoos to display a warrior’s rank; they also used them to honor a god, or to differentiate different tribes. Many people in jail use tattoos to show what gang
they are affiliated with. The Germans used tattoos to mark Jewish people for processing
for concentration camps. The same way they brand cattle.