As you all know a tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.

A little history..

Tattooing has been practiced across the globe since at least Neolithic times, as evidenced by mummified preserved skin, ancient art, and the archaeological record. Both ancient art and archaeological finds of possible tattoo tools suggest tattooing was practiced by the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe.

The oldest discovery of tattooed human skin to date is found on the body of Ötzi the Iceman, dating to between 3370 and 3100 BC.

In the ancient times tattooing has been practiced in: Southern India, China, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Solomon Islands, Samoa, Naw Zeland, Siberia, Taiwan, Thailand, Persia, Greece, Rome, Great Britain & North America.

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There were also times when people have been forcibly tattooed.
A well-known example is the Nazi practice of forcibly tattooing Nazi concentration camp inmates with identification numbers during The Holocaust as part of the Nazis' identification system, beginning in fall 1941.[9] The Nazis' SS introduced the practice at Auschwitz concentration camp in order to identify the bodies of registered prisoners in the concentration camps.

Tattoos in Militaries

Throughout the world's different military branches, tattoos are either regulated under policies or strictly prohibited to fit dress code rules.

Tattoos cannot be located anywhere on the neck or head above the lines of a T-shirt. They also cannot be located anywhere below the wrist bone.
Visible band tattoos cannot be longer than two inches wide. There can be no more than one visible band tattoo. Sleeve tattoos on arms or legs are not allowed.
Each visible tattoo below the elbow or knee must be smaller than the size of the wearer's extended hand. There cannot be more than four total tattoos below the elbows or knees.

Soldiers who currently violate these revisions can be grandfathered in as long as commanders validate their current tattoos. Also, each year, commanders much check each Soldier for new tattoos that might be prohibited. The checks will be done when Soldiers are in their physical fitness uniform and do not include tattoos that might be hidden by the shorts or T-shirts.

Prohibited tattoos include those just mentioned, as well as ones that could be deemed extremist, indecent, sexist or racist.

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My Personal Opinion About Tattoos:

Even though we live in 21st century tattoos are still something that most of people connote with something bad, like for example with being a criminal, recidivist or even some king of na addict.
Having a visible tatto is prohibited in most of the types of jobs and it can cause a reall problem in finding a job. It's a common opinion that people with tattoos don't look reliable, honest and trustworthy. Don't ask me why, I really don't understand that..
I find it pretty weird too, since tattoing has a really long history and it's become something simillar to art.

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Just by walking the street we can see a lot of people with tattoos on their bodies.
Some have big ones that cover most of the skin on their arms, some have small ones that are barely visible from the distance.
Each one of those persons had their reasons and story for putting this mark forever on their bodies.

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When it comes to me I'd love to have a tattoo, well.. tattoos.
I know what they would look like and where would I want to have them.
I'll reveal one of them would be a quote on my wrist.

But still, I'm a little afraid of the pain and the healing process.
And most of all I'm afraid I won't fing a job because I have them, so for now.. I'm still waiting for the right time.

Anyway, I consider tattoos art.
(if only they are not wulgar, racist, sexist and any kind of indecent.)

I also think black tattos are way prettier than the colorful ones.

And what is your opinion on tattoos?
Do you already have some?
I'd love to know.. and did it hurt?

See you. xx

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