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Holy Spirit Southern California
980 wordsTattooing has been around much longer than most people think. Most people envision natives, with tribal tattoos, or sleazy parlors on the wrong side of the tracks filled with bikers and sailors, but that's not even close to where it started. Scientists found a man, "the ice man", said to be the oldest man ever found intact that dated to the prehistoric era, and he had tattoos. And there were also the Egyptians who were masterful tattooists. Usually only the upper class, priests and priestesses h...
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Roman Soldiers Roman Empire
1,772 wordsThe art of Tattoo has been around for many thousands of years. The styles and reasons for it have varied from individual to individual as they have from society to society. Some tattoos were done for simple adornment, others done for religious beliefs, and others still for reasons only their owners will understand. Tattooing has existed in one form or a another across the globe since before recorded history, and the popularity of this unique form of expression will most likely continue for centu...
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A History Of Human Art And Body Painting
614 wordsIf the impulse to create art is a defining sign of humanity, the body may well have been the first canvas. Alongside paintings on cave walls visited by early people over 30, 000 years ago, we find handprints, ochre deposits, and ornaments. And because the dead were often buried with valuable possessions and provisions for the afterlife, ancient burials reveal that people have been tattooing, piercing, painting, and shaping their bodies for millennia. All of the major forms of body art known toda...
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De La Croix Polynesian Tattooing Tattoo
709 wordsPolynesian tattooing existed before the arrival of Europeans in the South Pacific and was the most artistic tattooing in the ancient world. It had evolved over thousands of years throughout the islands of the Pacific and, in its most highly developed forms, was characterized by elaborate geometrical designs which were often added to, renewed, and embellished throughout the life of the individual until they covered the entire body. In beauty and complexity ancient Polynesian tattooing rivals the ...
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Place In Society Rite Of Passage
538 wordsThere are various aspects through which people, especially youth, identify themselves. People are always sending some sort of communication out at all times, whether it is subconscious or not. Images and styles are adopted which communicate meanings about the individual to his / her peers and to society. Styles of dress, language, music, and dance are some of the ways that portray ones own unique symbols, values, and meanings. One other such signifier of identity is through body modification, pa...
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Bad Luck Ten Years
1,756 wordsb A TATTOO MAY BE CONSIDERED A WINDOW TO THE WEARERS SOUL... Is it? The main people who would agree would be Tattoo artist themselves. The art of tattooing is a very intricate, unique, skilled talent. It is also a historical thing, dating back many years mainly for tribal, religious reasons and beliefs. In this report I will attempt to explain how and why people choose tat-too's, how they got started, and the do and don ts of tattooing. You can tell a lot by a persons tattoo. How? Well after spe...
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Pop Culture Attract Attention
724 wordsFor Pop Culture Pop Culture For thousands of years, men and women around the world have gone to redundant lengths to change their natural appearance of their bodies in an attempt to make themselves feel more attractive, to get attention, to conform to new customs of their particular cultural group, to attract a mate or sex partner, to show of their wealth or social status, or to just make an outgoing statement about themselves. Is body art really a pop culture? Our dissatisfaction with the human...
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