A tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes and pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.
Morally speaking, tattoo was not endorsed by the mainstream. It was more a taboo because of it’s association with paganism and the occult. In fact, the bible also referred to it as something that must not be practiced by the children of GOD. According to Leviticus, 19:28: Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
However, while frowned on in Western culture up through much of the past century, tattoos—designs or words etched into the skin with permanent ink—have more recently become widely accepted as a popular trend in Western culture, especially among young people. So are tattoos ok… Metaphorical arguments exists to justify tattoos as being ok with GOD. But it is the literal arguments that are killin it! Meaning, there is no wiggle room for misunderstandings Leviticus 19:28. It is quite un-mysterious, according to conservatives.
The command against tattoos in Leviticus
Set amid a number of precepts concerning God’s people being set apart to Him as holy, Leviticus 19:28 says, “You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you.” Many believe that the prohibition against tattoos here is only in the specific context of particular pagan practices—that the tattoos referred to are those that, like the cuttings, are for the dead (that is, as part of idolatrous mourning customs and attempts to induce the gods to help the dead in the afterlife). Particular head shaving and beard trimming mentioned just before in the same context ( Leviticus 19:27)—right after divination and soothsaying Leviticus 19:26)—undoubtedly refers to pagan customs of creating patterns with pagan religious meanings (see also Leviticus 21:1-6; Deuteronomy 14:1-2).
THE HISTORY OF TATTOO
Have you ever wondered when tattoo became a thing? Two German Scientists found a five thousand year old corpse in an ice glacier in 1991. Historians call this guy “Otzi” – The Iceman. His body had 57 tattoos! Otzi is the oldest man with tattoo
There are also mummies from the ancient lands of Egypt and Nubia that have been found to have tattoos of dots, lines, and other markings. While the purpose and the meanings of these tattoos are not very well known… It makes it clear that we do have some commonalities with our ancient ancestors
Tattoo has always been disdained
The tabooing of tattooing goes as far back as the roots of Judaism and Christianity. The first Christian Emperor of Rome –Constantine, officially banned the practice of facial tattooing in 316 AD, due to his beliefs. however…
TATTOO IS POPULAR WITH POP CULTURE
Many people today are also familiar with the full body tattoos of the infamous Japanese gangsters ; -the Yakuza!
Japan, like many other cultures, has a deep history of tattoos. However… it became unpopular there from the 700’s to the 1700’s. Japanese officials decided to use the art as a way to punish criminals for their crimes. Similarly to the Yakuza, Russian gangsters are covered in tattoos.
One of the earliest accounts of tattoos in Russia was in the 900’s. An official from the Arabian Peninsula was travelling through the region and ran into a group of European men who were tattooed from fingernails to neck with dark lines and other figures on their bodies.
Popularity of tattoos grew in the west after the discovery of the Polynesian islands, by Captain James Cooke. Detailed facial tattoos are often related to the status, tribe and tribal history of the Polynesian people.
The first tattooing parlor opened up in New York City by Martin Hidlebrandt. He mostly serviced soldiers who fought in the civil war. He did not matter if they were from the north or south.
Banned in New York in 1961, it was unlawful to tattoo a human being; this lasted until 1997.
Since then tattoos have become a part of mainstream American culture, which at one time, a sign of defiance… now has become an acceptable form of expression.
Inks consist of pigments combined with a carrier, and are used in tattooing. Tattoo inks are available in a range of colors that can be thinned or mixed together to produce other colors and shades. As a tattoo professional , you rely on your tattoo ink to give your work depth and beauty…
A tattoo machine is a hand-held device used to create, a permanent marking of the skin with indelible ink. Modern tattoo machines use electromagnetic coils to move an armature bar up and down
The machine is a personal brush of a tattoo artist. It enables him/her to draw his/her masterpieces on a human’s skin. To do that well, it’s important that a tattoo machine is reasonably chosen. The human skin isn’t a canvas but a body part to wear forever. We have selected only the best quality tattoo machines that will help you create fantastic tattoos and artwork.
Pirate Face Kit is highly accepted and with good reasons. It suits a wide audience regardless of their skills. Also, it includes all accessories for use long term. A notable tattoo artist from Hammett Studios, said the issues with the kit is that the “ink fades after a while. And you will have to do the tats over a 2nd time.” “The kit wont take you far because the ink in the kit fades quickly and the machine wont last long. As a result he recommends quality machines and quality ink -Typically at $10 a bottle.
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