Tattooing has been practiced across the globe since at least Neolithic times, as evidenced by mummified preserved skin, ancient art and the archaeological record. Both ancient art and archaeological finds of possible tattoo tools suggest tattooing was practiced by the Upper Paleolithic period in Europe.
A History of Japanese Body Suit Tattooing [Mark Poysden, Marco Bratt] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. * Traces the history of the practice and artistry of body suit tattooing in Japan.
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Tattooing has had a long and sometimes dark life
A Brief History of Tattoos : Tattoo You. The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian "tatu" which means "to mark something." It is arguably claimed that tattooing has existed since 12,000 years BC.