The first tattoo known found on Otzi, also known as the Iceman, in 1991.
However, Otzi himself dates back to over 4,000 B.C.
Fifty-eight total tattoos were found on Otzi, made up only of simple dots and lines.
[[Body piercing]] is one of the ancient and widespread types of body art. It is known to have started by the Romans by nipple piercing to show their bravery and also as a practical means of fastening their cloak.
Practised throughout history
Most recently popularised in the West by Captain Cook
Sailed to Polynesia in the 18 th Century
Discovered New Zealand –
‘ Tattoo’ is a maori word.
Māori or te reo Māori commonly te reo ("the language"), is the language of the indigenous population of New Zealand, the Maori, where it has the status of an official language.
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Hi, Most painful for me was by far my nipples. But it's so quick that it's kind of a good feeling. That sounds creepy maybe but oh well. It just took my breath away completely. They healed really quickly though and I've had little problems with them. Easiest piercings for me were my ears (the first couple on the earlobe) and maybe eyebrow. The eyebrow healed fast too. I really like cartilage piercings all over the ear. I had my tragus pierced but had to take it out. I like the upper cartilage and industrial piercings. They don't hurt too bad when you get them but they take literally up to one year to fully heal.
I'm a tattoo artist
2 years ago
This is a different type of piercings called skin implants.