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Finding Printable Tattoo Designs

Jun 13, 2008
Tattoos have been around for thosuands of years so tattoos are nothing new. They may have become quite fashionable in recent years but our generation is definitely not the first to have tattoos to display. Mummified bodies that date back to around 3000 B.C. have been found with marks on their bones that indicate that they may well have had tattoos.

The word tattoo is said to come from a Tahitian word which means to mark. The sailors who arrived in Tahiti did not have tattoos and were surprised to discover the Polynesians were covered with tattoos. Later native american indians were also found to have extensive tattoos. In Europe the art of tattooing had almost disappeared at this time.

Modern tattooing is usually carried out simply for decorative purposes and mosy people choose designs that they feel show off their character or independance. This was not always the case and the Romans used to tattoo slaves and criminals so that everybody could see that they were of low status.

The methods of tattooing have changed little over the centuries though modern equipment is much better at doing the job. The original method was by pricking the skin with a pointed object and then rubbing in the ink and later it was found that scratches could be used to add morre color to the designs. Modern tattoo equipment injects the pigment with a needle.

Tattoos have a long history but the style of tattoos has always been decided by the ability and knowledge of the tattoo artist The internet is not the first thing you would think of in regard to tattoos but the internet has caused a minor revolution in tattooing because it is now possible to view thousands of printable tattoo designs online. You can browse through thousands of tattoo designs before choosing the and then printing out your perfect design. The prent out of the tatoo can then simply be taken to your tattoo artiist who can then copy the design.
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You can read a lot more about printable tattoo designs at www.tattoodesignsspot.com and also view some designs
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