Tattooing And Body Piercing

Tattooing And Body Piercing

Tattooing and body piercing are probably as old as the human civilization Tattooing and body piercing have been practiced by many cultures for centuries The discovery of a 4,000 year old tattooed man in a glacier on the Austrian borders proves the long history of tattooing and body art Each culture had its own connotation of tattooing Here is important to note that Egyptians identified tattooing with fertility and nobility In Japan people used tattooing for ornamental,
cosmetic and religious purposes as well as for identification and punishment of criminals In the Polynesian islands, tattooing (both men and women) was a common feature Tattooing came to be associated with the upper classes in the nineteenth century Europe Just like tattooing,
body piercing has been practiced in different cultures for centuries Body piercing, along with tattooing was often identified with royalty and portrayed valor and virility Naval piercing in Egyptian Pharaohs was observed as a rite of passage Another interesting example is of Roman soldiers, who pierced their nipples to show their manhood In the Maya civilization, people pierced their tongues as a spiritual rite Nipple and genital piercing in both man and women was common in Victorian royalty All this goes to show the both tattooing and body piercing have been practiced by man for thousands of years

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