Tattoo is an ancient method of body decoration and goes back hundreds of years to its history. This practice shows that the technique of painting on the body was in all parts of our earth, different civilizations, and peoples. The reason for this was a variety of ideas or beliefs in the peculiar charms and talismans of disease, to prevent misfortune or conversely to bring harmony, wealth or other benefits. Nowadays, tattoo displays a slightly different meaning - to decorate the body, stand out from the crowd or assert yourself.
Historical findings of the tattoo were recorded in ancient Egypt. An interesting fact: the images on the skin were put exclusively for women. These tattoos could characterize a woman's status (for example, a woman of mild behavior) or serve as a therapeutic method for relieving physical pain. This was recorded by the peculiar locations of points accumulated in individual areas of the body, such as the spine, lower abdomen, thighs, and chest.
In that time people used a dark-gray or black pigment made with carbon. Colored (yellow) tattoos were found in the tribe of North America.
However, in ancient cultures tattoo symbolized rather a form of body decoration or religious purpose. The usual points were replaced by artistic and geometric images, more detailed and meaningful. Evidence of this is the famous Scythian mummy from the Altai region, which has images of various mythical animals depicted on the shoulders and wrists.
Europe BC, too, did not stay away. The ancient British made tattoos in the form of marine animals. In Romans and Greeks, body paintings had either a purely religious basis, that is, belonging to a particular sect, or the designation of slaves or criminals.
With the advent of Christianity, tattoos have been banned for some time. Subsequently, in the 15-16 centuries. Europeans returned to body paintings. Usually, they were popular with sailors and military because their work was dangerous and believing in extra charms could protect them from adversity.
The widespread tattoo has become in the Middle West and Asia. For example, in Japan and Samoa, images have become more sophisticated and have acquired the character of works of art. Interesting that for the Samoa people still body paintings are important. Men habitually decorate their skin, especially applying tattoos on their hands, portraying patriotic tattoos, as well as images that are symbols of courage, wisdom, and bravery of a warrior. They have become increasingly popular not only for the people of Samoa but around the world. And they are known as the tribal tattoo.
Nowadays to make a tattoo belongs to the art direction, so it is considered only a method to decorate the body. Tattoo masters can embody the most complex ideas and drawings. Prices for tattoos depending on the technique, complexity, and size of the drawing. Also, the price includes one of the most important things as professionalism and experience of the tattoo master, as well as, paradoxically, the urbanization of the city. For example, tattoo prices in Lviv are lower than in Kyiv or any other city in Europe.
So do not hesitate to contact only the best tattoo masters in Lviv.