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Tattooing is the art of adorning or decorating the body by cutting or piercing and inserting ink into the wounds to leave permanent marks. Although many may think it is a modern phenomenon because of the upsurge of tattooing in recent times, it has in reality been around since the beginning of mankind. Tattooing is an ancient art that has been practiced by a wide variety of cultures and at various times during the history of mankind. It has gone in and out of style over and over again. The reasons for tattooing are not always just for self-decoration, but may serve others purposes depending upon the culture and era in which it is used.
This NoteStream covers some of the reasons for and the symbolism behind tattoos, as well as the history, from ancient times, through the Pacific Cultures and into today's world.