Friday, August 13, 2010

Women and Tattoos

Women and Tattoos

Actually, it is not a new thing for women to get tattoos or "inked" as it frequently called. Women have been getting tattoos for thousands of years, and despite the fact we think tattoos have been an art practiced only on men, in some cultures only the women get tattoos. In some of these cultures the women get the tattoos as a way to show off various skills, like basket weaving, food gathering and to show they are suitable for marriage.

The word tattoo means "to get marked" and comes from the Tahitian word "Tattau" but today people who love tattoos commonly refer to it as body art.

Tattooing has gone through its ups and downs over the approximate twelve thousand years it has been estimated it has been practiced, and has been banned many times in different cultures for periods of time. However, it appears that tattooing is here to stay, whenever it has been banned, it just seems to go underground and when things cool down it resurfaces again.

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