THE HISTORY OF TATTOO IS HARD TO RECOUNT EVENTHOUGH IT’S AN ANCESTRAL PRACTICE WE CAN’T PLACE IT’S ORIGIN.
HISTORY OF TATTOO AND ANCIENT RITES
A major archeological site situated in southern siberia.
the kourganes of Pazyryk.
mumies dating from Vth to IIIrd BC.
The bodies were mumified in the climatic conditions of the time. The dead were in coffins made in a trunk. All the bodies of prazyryk were embalmend even the servants. In three of the graves the king was next to the queen. The bodies of two mens, certainly chiefs had very complex tattoos representing imaginary animals.
the celtes were a tribal people who moved across western europe between 1200 bc and 700 ad. Their culture survived in areas known as ireland scotland and wales. In the celtic culture spirallike tattoos are very common, plaited lines lines symbolises that every lives are linked. Labyrinths symbolise the different ways the life can take.
In algeria the lily is the most spread between men and women and it’s a part of the traditional medicine. The lily, the cross and the dot are well spread design. The beni-douala who were known to have the most beautifull tattoos, recognized themselves by two dots on the calf.
In marocco the berber culture which is very ancient kept it’s traditions and rites among them tattoo. We can’t talk about bebrber’s tattoos without talking of sorcery, magical and pagan rites. Nowadays in marocco tattoo is still part of the berber tradition but for religious reasons people prefer to use henna. The aesthetic side is as important as the magical one.
AMERICAN INDIAN HAIDA
Tattoos wre symboles of power and prestigeous and the owner of them can give them to their heir.
The dance of the sun was the most spectaculat religious ceremony of the indians of the plains.
Each member wen tto the medicineman who hold a part of the skin between his finger and pierced it woth wood or bones.
The chinese minorities called the Drung and Dai got tattoo custom inherited from their ancesters. the drung’s women got their face tattooed. in the past the litle girls were tattooed by the age of 12/13 to prove their maturity.
It is said that Ta tan were multiplied by Lis mother. Thus to commemorate Lis mother tatan says that each girl must be tattooed. if not their ancesters could recognise them. It said that Ye the ancester of the culte of ta tan the totem of the frog and the snake. consequently ta tan love to enbroider the snake or the worn on his clothers and skin.
the phenomenon is extincted, but the images of tattoo push people to look bacward in time/ the total entity of the conscience and the aesthetical poursuit amo,ng the lis, nature, cult of nature, culte of totem and ancesters.
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