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Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

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Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Body painting

Tattoos are a personal expression that’ll stay with you for life – yet no matter how original you think you’re being with your inking choice, certain themes tend to repeat themselves.

As the ones in charge of inking these permanent designs into bodies, tattoo artists have an excellent grasp of what tattoo trends are popular at the moment.

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Charmig tattoos

While tattooing is a passion for some people, it can be a periodic challenge for others. But this is a fact; There are tattoos so we look back two or three times.

Tattoos are one of the most important branches of art that people think very much about. It would be even more accurate to say that tattoos are one of the body arts.

The History Of Tattoo Art:

Native Americans who are illiterate, or other names of Indians, could not identify and write their names on the body because they could not write their identity so they used the different patterns in their body.

Tattoos with traditional drawings or paintings generally had taken so much time long. The presence of a tattoo gun allowed people to save a lot of time. In addition, the electric pen found by Thomas Edison was a huge share in the current tattoo gun. The electric pencil developed over time and became a tattoo gun then.

In the past years, people in the American society who belong to ” high class ‘” show their identity with tattoos.

In 1862, when the Prince of Wales  had made a tattoo during his visit to Jerusalem, the Europeans around him saw and praised him and they started to get tattoos. Later, the tattooing process, which became widespread among the people of the high class, was also included in American society over time.

Formerly, soldiers made half-naked women tattoos on their bodies. Especially the soldiers who were away from women during wartime were prefering these kind of images to reduce their aspirations to women.

Tattoos have also been used in past years to determine who is a slave. One of the most familiar names exposed to this application is Olive Oatman. This woman, who was kept as a slave by the Indians, had a tattoo on her chin that revealed her to be a slave.

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Olive Oatman

When the tattoo began to spread slowly, the tattooed body of the sailors attracted great attention from the people. On this, the tattoo began to become a business line. The tattoos of the woman you see in the photo are the first tattoos made as a result of professional work.

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Here is the first professional tattoo working on her body

Between 1961 and 1997, the tattooing in America is forbidden to prevent spread of hepatitis B which was so  the common in that period

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Tattoo images between 1961-1997 , these images are symbols of a rebellion to hepatitis-B

Former US President Theodore Roosevelt is the only US President to be known for his tattoos.

Also; For women, the tattoo had a different meaning. Women who were thought to have been tattooed for the first time in the mid-1960s considered tattoos as a symbol of independence and power.

Epochal Tattoo Samples:

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Tattoo images between 1961-1997 , these images are symbols of a rebellion to hepatitis-B

One of the most creative forms of self-expression is definitely a tattoo.

Whether you’d want to let others know what your favorite quote is, or what has always been your main motto in life, once you put it on your body it becomes a part of you forever, acting as a lovely adornment as well. So, if you’ve been looking for an inspiration, check out some of the tattoo trends below:

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Tattoos on hands

A new year means new trends, and with 2019 coming to a close, we’re making our best, most informed predictions on what the next big trends in tattoos will be next year. Say goodbye to under-boob tattoos, armpit tattoos, and finger tattoos, because new year is changing the tattoo game.

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Back tattoos

Keep an eye out for the following tattoos after New Year’s Eve.

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Back tattoos – leaf

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Women and tattoos

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

Body painting

Tattoo Art And Its Historical Context

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