Wednesday February 12, 2014

New England News: When did tattooing begin?

If you’re reading this article, chances are good that you love to be tattooed. But when did it all begin? Were the cave men tattooing? Did aliens come down in ancient times and show us this sacred art? Tattooing has been among us for centuries. In fact, some statues found in Romania from the Neolithic time period depict tattoos dating all the way back to 4750 BC!  

There are even mummies found in Russia from over 2500 years ago that are tattooed.

It’s been around for a while people and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. So whether your covered or you have a tiny little heart on your butt, you should feel privileged to be a part of this ancient practice.

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