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WHAT IS THE TATTOO
Tattooing is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression body, which are applied to the body, signs, drawings, symbols or letters through the "stitching the upper layer of the skin and the subsequent injection of colored pigments. This practice is now commonly accepted in our society and in different cultures except for a few cases, such as in the Judeo-Christian society. The word tattoo comes from the noise of the skin, giving rise to "onomatopoeia Polynesian" Tau-tau "and later English as TATTOO
which in Italian translates as "Tatuaggio".
If you decide to get tattooed decides to commit an act of expression definitive, deeply personal and often irrational and impulsive. For those who decide to get a tattoo almost always chooses the signs or symbols that have meaning for him and that somehow strengthen the "image he has of himself. Tattooing is therefore a serious and thoughtful gesture, but at the same time a game as are all other forms of body decoration. Worldwide, there are so many different types of tattoos both in design and colors or parts of the body in which they are created, which is why we decided to get tattooed.
TATTOO HISTORY & MEANING
The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian "tattau" which means "mark" and its Polynesians more than any other people contributed to the evolution (and later the spread) of the tattoo in the world! The history of tattoos has ancient roots. Some Egyptian mummies more than 2,000 years old have been found with tattoos. They were also found tattoos on a man found on the border between Italy and Austria a few years ago with frozen and mummified body dating from about 3000 years ago.
Even on the texts of the ancient Greeks, Gauls, Bretons, and even in the Bible refers to the tattoos that are so ancient as the history of man. In different cultures, tattoos have and have had a different meaning. The Polynesians associavavano quest "art of body decoration to their tribal and religious beliefs.
Tattoos (manufactured according to very elaborate religious ceremonies), were intended to testify and tell the basic steps of a person's life: the tribe, social rank, marital status of an individual. In Roman times were used to identify slaves and outlaws. Belong to one of these categories then left an indelible mark for life. The explorers (especially sailors) used them at the time of British colonization as a reminder and testimony of their travels and adventures around the world. Today, having a tattoo mean for some follow fashion and decorate your own body mainly for an aesthetic and nothing more. For others, tattoos are a way to communicate and reveal the deeper aspects of his character.
THE TECHNIQUES OF TATTOO
The tattoo itself is so evolved and diversified into various periods, as well as techniques related to it. In the past they were particularly popular, and those based on the puncture on the seam. The tattoo puncture was to trace the design onto the skin with a brush or using stencils engraved, and then in the practice of punctures very close together medians a needle soaked in the dye of choice. The tattoo consisted of sewing, however, the slide under the skin a thread soaked in dye making sure to follow the lines of the design previously drawn. The methods used today are three: Samoan, Japanese and American.
The technique Samoan, for now not represented in Italy, introduces the INK under the skin by means of a cable and a pointed stick, which causes considerable pain.
The technique of Japanese tattoo involves needles that are ushered into the skin at an angle, with less violence, but in a rather painful.
The American technique resorts to an electric needle, which causes warm feelings, vibrant, but not painful.
The basic idea is just to make him repeat in 2 easy steps: load the needle with ink and download the ink under the skin. The frequency with which a needle makes this operation ranges from 50 to 3000 times per minute and depends on the section that you are using and the design itself that is being achieved. Even the needles have an important role in the tattoo and can have different widths depending on the section to be executed, which may have contours, shading, shadow, and a variety of prints.