Tattoos, brief introduction


There are many types of art, the one we all know, expressed through canvases, sculptures or other means, the one seen on the big screen (seventh art) and a long etc. That right now we will not quote, but rather we will focus on the subject that concerns us today, a type of art that for some is more crazy than a form of artistic expression, however, The tattoos They can be considered art, since the tattooist (artist) expresses himself through the ink he injects into the skin of each person. Logically, we can differentiate between people who enjoy this art and those who only do it to follow a fashion, I personally am one of the first, each tattoo on my body has a meaning that goes beyond drawing. We will only focus on lovers of this art, as such.

In this space you will find everything related to this fascinating world, which also includes, piercings and other body modifications that can leave us perplexed, but we will see that. Today we are going to start with a bit of history, a base to get to know something better about this world that can fascinate us.

Already in the Neolithic era these rituals were carried out, such as the hunter who was found, whose skin was already marked by ink. In the past, tattoos did not have the aesthetic purpose of today, but were performed to show courage or maturity, rituals that are still carried out today in some areas, as in New Zealand. For example, in the North American area, tattoos were associated with religious and magical practices, it was a symbolic rite, a mark that allowed the soul to jump over obstacles on its way to death. But without a doubt the art of tattooing as such was rediscovered in 1769 by Banks and Captain Cook.

Without a doubt the most special tattoos, for me, are the Moko Maori, from Polynesia, whose realization is far from the machines of today. Since it is done with reeds and tapping.

As you can see, we are in front of a very wide and interesting world, so we are going to enjoy it.

After these brushstrokes on tattoos, we invite you to continue visiting this space, where we will expand the history of tattoos, to learn more about this world, to fully enjoy the art of tattooing.

More information - Maori: Getting to know the culture of New Zealand

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