Do you know what were the tattoos used for in the past?
Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in many cultures, particularly in Asia, and spread throughout the world.The modern revival in tattooing stems from the voyage of Captain James Cook in the late 1700s. Cook’s Science Officer and Expedition Botanist, Sir Joseph Banks, returned to England with a tattoo. Banks was a highly regarded member of the English aristocracy and had acquired his position with Cook by putting up what was at the time the princely sum of some ten thousand pounds in the expedition. In turn, Cook brought back with him a tattooed Raiatean man, Omai, whom he presented to King George and the English Court. Many of Cook’s men, ordinary seamen and sailors, came back with tattoos, a tradition that would soon become associated with men of the sea in the public’s mind and the press of the day. In the process sailors and seamen re-introduced the practice of tattooing in Europe and it spread rapidly to seaports around the globe.
Current cultural understandings of tattoos in Europe and North America have been greatly influenced by long-standing stereotypes based on deviant social groups in the 19th and 20th centuries. Particularly in North America tattoos have been associated with stereotypes, folklore, and racism.Not until the 1960s and 1970s did people associate tattoos with such societal outcasts as bikers and prisoners. Today, in the United States many prisoners and criminal gangs use distinctive tattoos to indicate facts about their criminal behavior, prison sentences, and organizational affiliation.
Do you know the type of tattoo?
Traumatic Tattoo, Amateur Tattoo, Cosmetic Tattoo and Medical Tattoo.
Nowadays, in the wedding field, more and more people use this kind of methods to express the permanet love.
Like a friendship bracelet, or a Best Friends Forever broken heart necklace, these matching tattoos are a symbol of commitment, connectedness and, most importantly, eternity。From identical hearts to complementary quotes and ‘you had to be there’ symbolic drawings, these couples take saying ‘I love you’, to a whole new level。