15 Jun 2010

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Painting On Body (Tattoos)

The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian word / Taut, which have the meaning signifies something. Tattoos (Derived from English: tattoo) is a mark made by inserting pigment into the skin. In technical terms, a tattoo is micro-pigment implantation. Tattoos can be made on human or animal skin. Tattoos on humans are a form of body modification or painting on the body, while tattoos on animals are commonly used as identification.

Tattooing is a practice that is found almost everywhere with the function in accordance with local custom. Tattoos are often used by first among isolated tribes in an area in the world, as the tagging region, degrees, rank, even signify a person's health. Tattoos are used widely by man in Polynesia, Philippines, Borneo, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, and China. Although in some circles is considered taboo tattoos, body art painting remains a popular thing in the world.

Painting On Body (Tattoos)

History of Tattoos

The presence of tattoos on the body in a very old world culture exists and can be found in all corners of the world. According to history, it turns out rajah's body has been made since 3000 years BC. Tattoos found for the first time on a mummy found in Egypt. And supposedly it was thought that makes the tattoo and then spread to the tribes in the world, including one Indian tribe in the United States, Asia and Polynesia, then spreads throughout the world tribes including the Dayaks in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Painting on the Body (tattoos) was created as a symbol or marker, may provide a pride for the owner, and a symbol of courage from the owner of the tattoo. Since the first tattoos have also made such purposes. Tattoos trusted as a symbol of luck, social status, beauty, maturity, and self-esteem.

Tattoos in Some Areas

In Borneo (Kalimantan), the native women there assume that the tattoo is a symbol that shows a special skill.

In China, during the Ming Dynasty (approximately 350 years ago), Drung Ethnic women from making a tattoo on his face, and buttocks for a good signal for the descent.

In Indian, painting and sculpting the body skin, made to beautify (for aesthetic purposes) and indicate social status.

Mentawai people view tattoos as something sacred, and serves as a symbol of nature's balance.

source : http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tatto

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  1. wah kalo aku takut bikin tato, ma jarum suntik aja ngeri..

  2. body painting is always amazing..

  3. aq suka liat tato tp aq g suka badan q di tato