Interesting facts about tattoos

Tattooing is an ancient art of decorating the body, very ancient, but gaining popularity all over the world. You can relate to tattoos in different ways, but you can not deny that sometimes very unusual and impressive drawings come across.

The first mention of tattoos refers to a period of about 5 thousand years before our era.

In New York, it was forbidden to do tattoos from 1961 to 1997.

So-called “temporary tattoos” does not exist.

In the United States, Harley-Davidson gives a discount on its products to owners of tattoos with company symbols.

In Japan, tattoos are associated with the criminal world. People with tattoos in prominent parts of the body are not allowed into many institutions.

Permanent make-up technically also applies to tattoos.

Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, are supposed to cover the entire body with a tattoo, including the face, sometimes in several layers.

In the African state of Mali, women often tattoo their gums. In Mali, this indicates a marital status.

The Russian Emperor Nicholas II had a tattoo on his chest.

The most tattooed man in the world, an Australian Gregory Paul McClaren, stood more than a thousand hundred hours of tattooing.

In the 17-19 centuries in China, tattoos were applied to criminals as punishment.

One and a half thousand years ago in Japan, tattoos were an imperial privilege.

The word “tattoo” came to us from the Polynesian language, and it is a distorted “tatau”, that is, a figure.

In the early 20th century, nine out of ten American sailors (military) had tattoos.

It is almost impossible to get rid of a tattoo without leaving a mark – usually there are scars or spots on the skin.

Near the most tattooed woman in the world, about 95% of the body is covered with hairs.

One of the Swedish kings in the 19th century had a tattoo on his arm with the inscription “Death to Kings!”.