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Tattooing embodies the technique by which colored dye or ink is introduced beneath the surface of the skin with some type of sharp instrument. In today’s western populace, tattoo designs are almost always applied with a motorized needle called a “tattoo gun”.

In other areas, however, tattoo designs are applied with a homemade tool, by hand, over a time period of several days, occasionally months. In such cultures, the fine art of tattooing hasn’t changed for thousands of years.

Archeologists have reported discovering tools they believe were most likely used for applying tattoo designs in many excavations all across the continent of Europe. The objects are round and flat. They are constructed of clay and have openings at the top where needles made from bone are inserted. They were in all likelihood used as a reservoir, and the bone needles were used to apply ink to the skin. Engraved figures of clay and stone from the same era have been discovered with these instruments. It is believed that these engravings depicted tattoos.

In 1991, the earliest known tattoo designs were discovered on a mummy known as Oetzi, an Iceman dated to be at least 5300 years of age. There’s some argument as to why the tattoo designs are there. The most popular idea is that the tattoo designs were used for medicinal purposes. Oetzi’s fifty-seven tattoo designs are situated over assorted joints on the body. The opinion is that the tattoo designs were attained while a form of acupuncture was administered to remedy painful joints. Nowadays, the same locations are used for acupuncture. Other theories range from social rank and ritual markings to tribal marks. It is speculated that the man was caught in a blizzard while hunting. There were a bow and arrows, a bronze ax, and flint discovered with the body, frozen within a glacier. Amongst the Bronze mans’ tattoo designs are a cross on the inside of the left knee, and six straight lines 15 centimeters in length above the kidneys. These tattoos are believed by experts to be either decorative or, possibly, to typify social status or magical meaning.

Before discovering Oetzi, the Russians unearthed bodies that were ascertained to be over 2400 years old. These mummies were discovered in the Altai Mountains of Siberia. Rather than lines, their tattoo designs are in the configuration of animals both real and imaginary. A great deal of these tattoos are considered to be ornamental only, although others seem to be a status symbol.

The Egyptians have one of the most familiar civilizations for tattoos. Dating back to 2100 BC, mummies have been discovered covered in various tattoos. Women flaunted tattoo designs that were confined to women exclusively. These designs comprised by and large a series of lines and dots around the body. Tattoos among the Egyptians are considered to have been varieties of ritual markings.

The History Channel online encyclopedia states that tattoos were being inked into Egyptians’ skin as early as 2000 B.C. According to Dr. W.D. Hambly, author of

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