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A tattoo is a type of body alteration that involves the insertion of ink, dyes, and/or pigments into the dermis layer of the skin to create a design. Tattooing is the art of creating tattoos.

Tattoos are divided into three categories: merely ornamental (with no special meaning), symbolic (with a specific meaning to the wearer), and pictorial (with a specific meaning to the wearer) (a depiction of a specific person or item). Furthermore, tattoos can be used for identification, such as branding cattle with ear tattoos.

Tattoo is a loanword from the Samoan word tatau, which means “to strike.” It was first used in the 18th century. The origin of tattoo is given by the Oxford English Dictionary as “tattaow, tattaow, tattaow, tattaow, tattaow, tattaow, tattaow, tattaow, From the Polynesian tatau (Samoan, Tahitian, Tongan, and so forth). Tatu is a Marquesan word.” Tattooing has been described in the West as painting, scarring, or staining before the acquisition of the Polynesian term.

The roots of the word for the military drumming or performance ” see military tattoo ” are not to be confused with the origins of the body modification term. The English term tattoo is derived from the Dutch word taptoe in this circumstance.

“Flash,” a famous example of industrial design, refers to copyrighted tattoo designs that are mass-produced and supplied to tattoo artists. Many tattoo parlors have flash sheets widely displayed to provide customers with both inspiration and ready-made tattoo pictures.

Tattoos done with tebori, the traditional Japanese hand method, a Western-style machine, or any other form of insertion of ink are all referred to as irezumi in Japanese. Horimono is the most frequent term for traditional Japanese tattoo patterns. Non-Japanese tattooing styles may be referred to as “tattoo” in Japanese.

In 1900, British anthropologist Ling Roth documented four kinds of skin marking and recommended that they be classified as “tatu,” “moko,” “cicatrix,” and “keloid.” The first is scarification by pricking that leaves the skin smooth, as found in places like the Pacific Islands, the second is scarification by irritating and re-opening a preexisting wound, as found in places like New Zealand, the third is scarification by knife or chisel, as found in places like West Africa, and the fourth is scarification by irritating and re-opening a preexisting wound, as found in places like Tasmania. “An evolutionary progression from the most rudimentary type of bodily alteration to the most advanced was implicit in the classification.”


When a material like asphalt or explosives is rubbed into a wound as a consequence of an accident or trauma, it is known as a traumatic tattoo. Coal workers may obtain distinctive tattoos as a result of coal dust entering into their wounds. These are very difficult to eradicate since they tend to spread through multiple layers of skin, and depending on the location, scarring or permanent discolouration is nearly unavoidable. During the implantation or removal of dental fillings, amalgam particles are implanted in the soft tissues of the mouth, most often the gums. A purposeful or accidental stabbing with a pencil or pen, leaving graphite or ink beneath the skin, is another example of such unintentional tattoos.

Tattooing among women of the Koita people of Papua New Guinea began at the age of five and was increased each year, with the V-shaped tattoo on the chest denoting marriageable age. This photograph was shot in 1912.

Many tattoos are used as rites of passage, status insignia, religious and spiritual devotion emblems, decorations for courage, sexual lures and fertility markings, vows of love, amulets and talismans, protection, and punishment, such as the marks of outcasts, slaves, and criminals. Tattoos have diverse meanings and impacts in different areas and civilizations. Tattoos can express feelings toward a close relative (usually mother/father or daughter/son) or an unrelated individual. People today get tattoos for a variety of reasons, including artistic, cosmetic, sentimental/memorial, religious, and spiritual reasons, as well as to represent their belonging to or identification with specific groups, such as criminal gangs (see criminal tattoos), ethnic groups, or law-abiding subcultures. The Bible passages John 3:16, Philippians 4:13, and Psalm 23 are among the most popular.

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