Tattoo Tuesday

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the word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- fromthe polynesian word ‘ta’ which means striking somethingand the tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’.the history of tattoo began over 5000 years ago and is asdiverse as the people who wear them.tattoos are created by inserting colored materials beneaththe skins surface. the first tattoos probably were createdby accident. someone had a small wound, and rubbed itwith a hand that was dirty with soot and ashes from the fire.once the wound had healed, they saw that a mark stayedpermanently.despite the social sciences’ growing fascination with tattooing,and the immense popularity of tattoos themselves,the practice has not left much of a historical record.

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There are a lot of reasons people get tattoos. And a lot of those reasons may be the wrong reason. A lovers name because a break up, a new relationship, an old relationship, an anniversary, really any lovers name is a bad reason. Because everyone else has them, because you saw it on Pinterest. Because you’re drunk, out with girls, bored, seeking revenge or some type of rebellion against your parents.All these and so many more, are a no no.But there are so many reasons to get tattoos. And being that tattoo art has been practiced for centuries, by all cultures, women and men, there definitely is something to them.Tattoos should be thought out, they’re on you forever, they’re painful, and they’re expensive. So why get them.

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