Tattoos: history of underwear picture
• Tattoo: History of underwear pattern
The origins of the tattoo must be sought almost from the inception of humankind. People have long adorned their body ornaments, giving them a sense of the sacred. Over time, tattoos have become more diverse, they were applied more often for purely aesthetic reasons. About a few fun facts from the history of underwear figure - later in the article.
The oldest tattoo
Iceman Oetzi - tattooed mummy found in the Alps.
When in 1991 in the Alps found mummified human body, at first mistook him for a climber. However, research has shown that the remains of more than 5,000 years. On the body of the mummy named Ötzi Iceman, found 61 tattoo.
Tattoo as a means of punishment
The slaves working in Lavrion mine.
In ancient Greece, the tattoo has been used as a means of punishment. They were made criminals more often on the forehead, and by drawing reflects the essence of the offense. Such humiliating "stigma" was for life.
such a thing as "scarification" common in West Africa, or "scarification". Tattoos there did not spread, ie. A. Because of the dark color they simply can not see. Then the Africans went the other way: they have to do on their bodies ornaments cuts. For this purpose we used any sharp object. The resulting wound rubbed ash or fruit juice, which prevented her from healing.
For the indigenous people of New Zealand Maori tattoo and is now considered an integral part of the culture. Maori believe that the patterns on the body establish a strong bond with the other world. To date, young people do not see anything wrong in that, to cover not only the body but also the face of the intricate ornamentation.
A few hundred years ago, Europeans disgust relates to the application of tattoos on the body. The only exception to become sailors. Drawings on the body showed their "achievements". If the body could be seen on the image turtles, it means sailor crossed the equator, if the anchor - the Atlantic. But if the dragon is depicted, the carrier had a tattoo in China.