The word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the Polynesian word ‘ta’ which means striking something and the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’. The history of tattoo's began over 5000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them. Tattoos are created by inserting colored materials beneath the skins surface. The first tattoos probably were created by accident. Someone had a small wound, and rubbed it with a hand that was dirty with soot and ashes from the fire. Once the wound had healed, they saw that a mark stayed permanently. Despite the social sciences' growing fascination with tattooing, and the immense popularity of tattoos themselves, the practice has not left much of a historical record.
The one thing I have learned is that tattoo's more often then not nowadays are about memorials. 85% of all tattoo's done these days are done to help people with a difficult time and more often than not about the loss of a loved one...a healing process of sorts. They aren't as negative as they were years ago when they were only worn by sailors and bikers!
So do "you" have tattoo's? Would you get one? If yes what, why and where? If not why? I think our culture has changed drastically over the years when it comes to tattoos..I think they are accepted much more now then ever before...just my thoughts;)
PS Donna couldn't help but think of you as I did this my heart is with you!