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Tattoos. Branden Rogers Anya Flowe. History of Tattoos. The word tattoo is said to have come from the Polynesian word ‘ta’ which means “striking something” and the Tahitian word ‘ tatau ’ which means ‘to mark something’. Geographic distribution . Tattooing is massively diverse

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tattoos
Tattoos

Branden Rogers

Anya Flowe

history of tattoos
History of Tattoos
  • The word tattoo is said to have come from the Polynesian word ‘ta’ which means “striking something” and the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’
geographic distribution
Geographic distribution
  • Tattooing is massively diverse
    • Northern Europe/ Celts
    • Egypt
    • Thailand
    • Japan
    • Pazyryk
    • India
    • Greece
egypt
Egypt
  • Mummies have been found as late back as the 4th dynasty with tattoos
  • Women ritualistic tattoos
  • Thought to be the origin
northern europe
Northern Europe
  • The tattoos shown to the right were found on a 5000 year old ice man in Northern Europe
  • There were over 57 tattoos found on his body
celts
Celts
  • Celtic culture was full of body art
  • Symbolize the connection of all life
  • Used the process called woading
thailand
Thailand
  • Thais believe women do not need the extra boost as they are already strong enough on their own
  • Magical
  • Women are excluded because monks are not allowed to be touched by them
japan
Japan
  • Tattoos was decoration not magical
  • Classic Japanese tattoo is a full body tattoo
pazyryk
Pazyryk
  • Mummies found that date back to around 2400 years ago
  • Tattoos of animals which depict magical significance and decorative elements
india
India
  • Magic is incorporated into the design
  • Protection
greece rome
Greece/Rome
  • Felt exotic
  • First know time where tattoos were used as something other than body art
tribal
Tribal
  • Koitapeople of Papua New Guinea 
  • Tattooing begins at age five
  • V-shaped tattoo on the chest

indicates that she has reached

marriageable age

tattoos as rank
Tattoos as Rank
  • Princess Ukok
  • 2,500+ years old
  • http://siberiantimes.com/culture/others/features/siberian-princess-reveals-her-2500-year-old-tattoos/
sailor tattoos
Sailor Tattoos
  • Swallows

One swallow – 5,000 nautical miles

Safe return home

  • Knuckles

Prevent falls http://mmbc.bc.ca/downloads/educational_materials/Tatoos/tattoo%20activity%20text.pdf

prison gang tattoos
Prison/Gang Tattoos
  • Latin Kings
  • Teardrops http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/articles/35479/tattoo-regret
  • Chinese Mafia http://www.alistoflists.com/miscellaneous/5-of-the-biggest-gangs
tattoos in today s culture
Tattoos in Today’s Culture
  • Permanent makeup http://www.reneerouleau.com/permanentmakeup.aspx
  • Celebrities
taboo clip
Taboo Clip
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1P7_VfcDq8
methods
Methods
  • Traditional
  • Modern
resources
Resources
  • designboom. a brief history of tattoos. 2010. 19 April 2013.
  • http://www.designboom.com/history/tattoo_history.html
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