History of Tattoos - Origin and Meaning of Tattoos

Ancient Egypt practiced “medical tattooing” among other forms. They, for instance, had tattoos for treatment of chronic pelvic peritonitis (inflammation of the peritoneum). Earliest tattoo inks were made of carbon and ash. Today, at least one fifth of adult United States has at least one tattoo.…

Tattoos : The Ancient Art of Tattooing TatRing

Tattooing is one of the earliest visual art forms and has served as a means of self-expression for thousands of years. The process was probably discovered when ash or dirt became embedded in an open wound, leaving an indelible mark when healed. The word tattoo is derived from the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means to mark something.…

Ancient Ink: Mummies and Their Amazing Tattoos Ancient ...

Aug 08, 2016 · Ötzi lived and died in the mountains around 3,300 BC and his body was frozen in the ice. This prehistoric man’s simple, dark marks amazed scientists as they had never found so early an example of tattoos for medicinal purposes. The marks seemed similar to acupuncture treatments, a therapy long thought to have originated in Asia 2000 years later.Author: Ancient-Origins…

Tattoos in Ancient Egypt - Ancient History Encyclopedia

Tattoos are an ancient form of art appearing in various cultures throughout history. One of the earliest (and possibly the oldest) pattern of tattoos in the world was discovered on the frozen remains of the man known as Otzi the Iceman who was buried in a glacier on the Austrian-Italian border c. 3250 BCE and discovered in 1991 CE.Author: Joshua J. Mark…