An Overview Of Tattoo History

An Overview Of Tattoo History-1

The term ‘Tattoo’ is derived from ‘tattoo’ a Tahitian term that means to tap into the body. A South Pacific expedition by James Cook in 1769 gives us the first documented account of tattoos. As soon as they attained puberty, Tahitian girls were given black tattoos on their posterior to symbolize sexual maturity. Natives of Hawaii would get three dots tattooed on their tongue as a sign of mourning. Read more