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Tattoos didnt spring up with the dawn of biker gangs and rock n roll bands Theyve been around for a long time and had many different meanings over the course of history Lets sketch out the history of tattoos their purpose and just how they were created For years scientists believed that Egyptians and Nubians were the first people to tattoo their bodies Then in 1991 a mummy was discovered dating back to the Bronze Age of about 3300 BC The Iceman as the specimen was dubbed had several markings on his body including a cross on the inside of his knee and lines on his ankle and back It is believed these tattoos were made in a curative effort Being so advanced the Egyptians reportedly spread the practice of tattooing throughout the world The pyramid-building third and fourth dynasties of Egypt developed international nations with Crete Greece Persia and Arabia The art of tattooing stretched out all the way to Southeast Asia by 2000 BC The Ainu western Asian nomads then brought it with them as they moved to Japan Elsewhere the Shans of China introduced the craft to the Burmese who still weave tattooing into their religious practices Around the same time the Japanese became interested in the art but only for its decorative attributes as opposed to magical ones The Horis -- the Japanese tattoo artists -- were the undisputed masters Their use of colors perspective and imaginative designs gave the practice a whole new angle During the first millennium AD Japan adopted Chinese culture in many aspects and confined tattooing to branding wrongdoers In the Balkans the Thracians had a different use for the craft Aristocrats according to Herodotus 500 BC used it to show the world their social status Although early Europeans dabbled with tattooing they truly rediscovered the art form when the world exploration of the post-Renaissance made them seek out new cultures It was their meeting with
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