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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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