Sunday, June 8, 2008
President Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill's mother had something in common. They both wore tattoos. While Jennie Churchill's tattoo was allegedly covered for the sake of reputation, and Teddy Roosevelt's was simply in a location which was not readily visible, this caused quite a stir amongst most of their... President Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill's mother had something in common. They both wore tattoos. While Jennie Churchill's tattoo was allegedly covered for the sake of reputation, and Teddy Roosevelt's was simply in a location which was not readily visible, this caused quite a stir amongst most of their day as well as modern-day history buffs.
Author: Mark Hargreaves
President Roosevelt's daughter Alice had a tattoo also in a concealed location. Neither Mrs Churchill nor President Roosevelt's artwork lent itself to gaining a sense of respectability amongst the average citizens. Even whilst such notable figures possessed tattoos, they were still found to be socially unacceptable
The Ice Man - Otzi
Going as far back as any studies go on the question, it is claimed that the "Ice Man" who lived some 3300 B.C., had some manner of tattoos. Upon discovering the remains, researchers could do little rather than guess that this primitive kind of tattoo was for the purpose of warding off evil spirits, or that it may be some type of rite-of-passage award.
Ice Man Tattoos
Merged on his spine and behind one knee and on one ankle, the Ice Man had roughly fifty-seven tattoos. It is impossible to do further than speculate as to the actual rationalization for them, it most certainly shows that tattoos aren't unique to current eras nor to the individuals in the present-day world. As the Ice Man was the oldest mummified human remains found in Europe, modern day tattoo fans have history on their side - there's nothing whatever new about tattoos.
In the past, tattoos were connected to an altogether varying nature than during the in recent decades. There was nothing notorious or rebellious about them at all. It used to be that tattoos were reserved for those of high social standing, and were not available to average individuals. Tattoos were only available to and a sign of those who were wealthy, important, and mostly in some high position. Sweden's King Oscar had tattoos; also England's King George IV. In that period tattoos were considered a status symbol.
In other time-periods, tattoos also served specialized purposes. Going the furthest back in American history, assorted Native American tribes utilized tattoos; it was primarily for the goal of showing their position to one's individual tribe. For the Polynesians, tattooing was a mode of relating family history; each individual had his own distinct tattoos to show the story of his family. Some of the earliest explorers on the American continent are said to carry gotten this background from the Polynesians' forms of tattoos.
Two of the oldest Egyptian mummies were discovered to have even had tattoos. These tattoos, which are only found on female mummies, consist of patterns of lines, dots and dashes. As the women themselves were connected to ritualistic practices, it is assumed that the tattoos they had were in some way representative of that fact. It is only speculation on the parts of the researchers, due to their knowledge of the lifestyles of that period in time.
Although Oriental symbols are undeniably trendy for tattoos in America, it is not widely known that both the Japanese and Chinese cultures have held a strong opposition to the occupation of tattooing all through history. With both societal and religious viewpoints agreeing that tattooing is something which ought to not be done, it is still widely held to be a means of contaminating one's body. For the ancient Chinese, tattooing was used as a punishment for criminal practice, putting such visible marks on an individual to forever brand him as a felon.
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Tattoo designs from around the world along with articles on the history and techniques of tattooing. More informative articles on tattoos and tattooing are available here
President Theodore Roosevelt and Winston Churchill's mother had something in common. They both wore tattoos. While Jennie Churchill's tattoo was allegedly covered for the sake of reputation, and Teddy Roosevelt's was simply in a location which was not readily visible, this caused quite a stir amongst most of their day as well as modern-day history buffs.
If you’ve ever seen the program "Inked" you’ll realize that tattoo design has become more popular than ever before. What is the genesis behind this new craze? Currently, there are hundreds of thousands of online sites wherein you can pick and choose a tattoo design, print it out and take it to one of many tattoo parlors in your area. Incredibly, there are well over 40 million individuals who have tattoos. What is it about tattoos that are so appealing?
Author: Craig Thornburrow
The history of tattoos dates as far back as the Stone Age. However, you may recall that in 1991, a 5300 year-old frozen mummy was discovered in the Otztal Alps and aptly named "The Iceman." Upon examination, he was found to have 58 tattoos.
In other cultures around the world from the Maori in New Zealand to the Ainu in Japan, the art of tattooing – although its origin can be traced back to the fourth millennium and earlier – still exists today and has morphed into a more contemporary art form.
While the Mendhi is a temporary tattoo made primarily of henna, it is nonetheless a popular form of tattooing that originated in India. The difference between this form and traditional tattoos is that the Mendhi does not penetrate the skin, but the patterns applied to the skin last for a period of three to four weeks.
Why have tattoo designs become so popular? It has become a symbol of individuality. Considering there are well over 40 million individuals who have tattoos, it seems clear that the reasons are uniquely their own. As seen on the program "Inked," people decide to have tattoos commemorating loss of a loved one, or utilize symbols denoting their specific culture or religion, or a tattoo design that represents a sentiment they feel aptly describes their own convictions.
An indication of just how popular tattoo designs have become is evidenced by the more than thirty thousand tattoo parlors available today. As state earlier, there are close to 200,000 online sites that offer a tattoo design in every genre imaginable. While there is certainly no shortage of tattoo designs, there are occasions when a person may outline a specific design or idea that he or she cannot find on the internet.
Tattoo designs can range from the more simple design such as a small butterfly to the more intricate and larger images such as a caricature. Over the last several years, tattooing has been used as a method by which permanent makeup can be applied. For example, some women may have their lips or eyebrows tattooed with a color of their choice.
There is no doubt that the art of tattooing has become a more acceptable form of self-expression. To this end, the tattoo design will continue to emerge and become perfected by those artists whose vision and creativity serve to enhance the scope of this ancient art form into the next millennium.
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Currently, there are hundreds of thousands of online sites wherein you can pick and choose a tattoo design, print it out and take it to one of many tattoo parlors in your area. Incredibly, there are well over 40 million individuals who have tattoos. What is it about tattoos that are so appealing?
If you are a tattoo professional looking for a new tattoo machine or just a beginner learning how to tattoo. Take a look at these assortment of Tattoo Kits. Prices start from $99! Everyone one saves from the novices to the experts! Some kits supplies you with everything you need to start tattooing.
Supreme Tattoo Collector's Kit
At $199 this Gold Slinger tattoo collector's kit has it all.
Gold Slinger smooth running tattoo machine, Power Supply, Treadlite Foot, Switch and clip cord, Sterilized Three Round Needles 5 pack, Sterilized Six Flat Needles 5 pack, Sterilized 9 Tight Needles 5 pack, 1-3 Diamond Disposable Tube 5 pack, 6 Flat Disposable Tube 5 pack, 14 Round Disposable Tube 5 pack, Special Tribal Black 2 ounce Bottle, 28 tattoo PRIZM® colors tattoo ink, 6 Hole Red Plastic Ink Cap Holder, #10 Ink Caps 50 pack, #16 Ink Caps 50 pack, 8 ounce Green Soap, 8 ounce Nalgene Wash Bottle, Disposable Twin Blade Razor, Black Rubber Bands Kit Pack, Kit pack of Black Gloves, Spirit Master Sheets 5 pack, Bonus Free Tattoo Flash $100 Value Free!, and a Tattoo Safety First DVD
Superior Apprentice Tattoo Outfit 2
Bargain Priced at $149 you get two tattoo machines with this kit.These machines have a sleek little frame for better control and balance.
2 Wasp Tattoo Machines, 2 Machine Box with Custom Foam, Portable Power Supply with Clipcord, Foot Switch, 2 7 Flat Needle/Tube Combo, 2 8 Round Needle/Tube Combo, 2 13 Magnum Needles, 2 13 Magnum Disposable Tubes, 2 14 Round Needle/Tube Combo, 2 15 Flat Needle/Tube Combo, 3 Half Grommets , Kit pack of Black Gloves, Disposable Twin Blade Razor, Kit pack of Rubber Bands, 6" x 6" Simulated Practice Skin, Set of 7-1/2 oz Prizm Colors, Package of 50-#10 Ink Caps, 6 Hole Plastic Ink Cap Holder, Tattoo Safety First DVD, 10 Piece Flash Set of 11x14 Flash sheets for some awesome tattoo art to add to your reference collection. A Great value for any apprentice to start with.
Superior Bargain Tattoo Kit
A low priced tattoo kit that makes you money. Start tattooing today. American made tattoo set up for just $99.00. The dependable Raven machine does it all, lining and shading.
Raven Tattoo Machine, Portable Power Supply, Foot Switch, Set of 7 basic tattoo colors Red, Blue, Green, Brown, Yellow, Black, White, Needles:1 Single, 1 Three, 1 Five Round; 2 1-3 Round Disposable Tubes, 5-7 Diamond Disposable Tubes, 6 Hole Plastic Ink Cap Holder, #10 Ink Caps Package of 50, Stencil Transfer Pencil, Black Rubber Bands, Kit Pack of Black Gloves, 8 Piece Flash Set a $48 dollar Value Free!, 2 Disposable Twin Blade Razor, tattoo catalog, Tattoo Safety First DVD.
New Tattoo Kit with 2 Tattoo Machines
These quality crafted new tattoo machines are used by many professional tattooists, and have received excellent praises. Their performance can out match brand name machines! These machine retail for over $150 each! You Can Choose Silver or Black Color Frame, Red or Blue Coil Cover. Guns run very smoothly at high or low voltage, and have a very good RPM range. Kit Priced at $263.99!
2 Tattoo Machines (Liner and Shader), Regulated Variable Power Supply, Clip Cord & Foot switch Combo, 50 Sterilized Tattoo Needles mix sizes, free ink caps and grommets, 6 Stainless Steel Tip, 1 Steel Grip 5/8", and 1 Stainless Steel Tube.
TWO FRAMES TATTOO MACHINE KITS WITH NEEDLES, TUBES, POWER, INK AND MORE
Tattoo Machines Kit Doubled Frames The New Generation Technology at $209.99!!
New Designed Tattoo Machine w/ Doubled frames, 70 Assorted Pre-sterilized Tattoo Needles, 70 Assorted Matching Disposable Tubes, 100 Assorted Disposable Tattoo Tips, 6-in-1 Tattoo Tip Brush, Tattoo Practice Skin 6"x8", Analog Power Source (Voltage adjustable 0-20V), Foot switch, Clip cord, 2 Stainless Steel Back Stems, 2 1/2" Alloy Grips, 4 Stainless Steel Tips, 4) 1-oz bottle inks, White Royal Ink, Red Royal Ink, Light Green Royal, Tribal Black Royal Ink BONUS, Free Offers, Grommets, o-Rings, Ink caps.
Flame Tattoo Kit
The Professional choice! The best looking kit around! Includes 2 stainless steel tattoo machines with flames and more for $519.00.
Flame Tattoo Machine with Single Tube and Needle, Flame Tattoo Gun with 5 Round Tube and Needle, Deluxe Power Supply w/Flames, Superior Clip Cord, 1/4" Jack and Economy Foot Switch, Sterilized Six Pack needles(2 singles, 2 threes, 2 fives), 28 tattoo colors Prizm Inks, 6-Ink Cap Holder, #10 Ink Caps package of 50, #16 Ink Caps package of 50, 1" Machine Holder, Kit pack of Black Gloves, 5 Disposable Twin Blade Razor, Kit pack of Rubber Bands, Set of flash sheets $100 dollar value Free! A Membership Certificate and the Tattoo Safety First DVD.
Ichiban Tattoo Kit
One of the newest kits with the new Ichiban Sumi Inks, also with one of the all time favorite machines, the Soft Touch Machine and plenty of supplies to get you started tattooing on the spot for $198.
Soft Touch Tattoo Machine, 10 Turn Pot Power Supply, Economy Footswitch with 1/4" Jack, Superior Clip Cord 1/4" Jack, 10 15 Flat Needle/Disposable tube, 10 7 Flat Needle/Disposable tube, 15 8 Round Needle/Disposable tube, 15 14 Round Needle/Disposable tube, 4 ounce Green Soap, 4oz Nalgene Wash Bottle, 2 Disposable Twin Blade Razor, Black Rubber Bands kit pack, Black Jack Large Gloves box of 100, Large Black T-Shirt "Hell Yes Its Hurts", Superior Sketchbook Vol. 1, 6 ink-cap Holder Plastic, #10 Ink Caps Package of 50, portfolio of 8 1/2" x 11" bonus Flash Designs, Ichiban Sumi 7 Color Set 1 ounce bottles, half Grommet, Tattoo Safety First DVD.
Superior Travel Tattoo Kit
Famous Superior Travel Tattoo Kit. Everything you need to tattoo on the go. The carry case is strong and built to last. Whether you move from shop to shop or want to keep your equipment safe and organized, this is the kit for you. Just open the case and everything is at your finger tips.Priced at $399.00.
Soft Touch Tattoo Machine with 5 Round Tube and Needle, Soft Touch Tattoo Machine with Single Tube and Needle, Compact Power Supply 3-12v 2amp, Foot Switch, 1/4" Jack Clip Cord, Travel Case, Sterilized Six Pack (2 singles, 2 threes, 2 fives), 7 - 2 ounce bottles of ink(Red,Blue,Green,Brown,Yellow,Black,White), 5-Hole Ink Cap Holder, #10 Bienfang Tattoo Tracing Paper, Stencil Transfer Paper, Stencil Transfer Pencil, Lead Pencils, 2 A&D Ointment, 2 pkts 10x Eye Loop, Mister Spray Bottle, 2 Fine Mister Spray Bottle, 2 point File, Business Cards, Kit pack of Black Gloves, Disposable Twin Blade Razor, 5 kit pack of Rubber Bands, 11"x14" Flash Design Sheets, #10 Ink Caps, Membership Certificate and Tattoo Catalog.
Note: All offers and prices are subject to availability and may vary or have changed after this post was made.