The tattooset, that four needles counts, which was, incidentally, already in 1963, recovered, but was stored in an Australian university. Decades later, in 2008, rediscovered archaeologists found the artifacts and they decided to take the needles to a new research topics. the
It turned out soon that the four needles from different materials were made. While two needles are the product of dierenbotten, there are also two made from human remains. “That way, wore tattooed people an indelible souvenir of their deceased family members with them,” says Michelle Langley, archaeologist and researcher at the Griffith University. That means that the investigated tattoonaalden by a select group of family members was used to get their skin tattooed. the
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The bone, whether it was from a man, it was first polished and sharper. The spiked result was then with natural ink into the skin pricked. In that way, was there a character on the body drawn, which is indelible. It would, according to the archaeologists a very painful technique. the
The current technique starts from the same principle, where the skin is pierced with a sharp object. In this way there is a dye inserted. Moreover, it is important that the needle is deep enough in the skin penetrates, otherwise it would the color look like to grow.
The art of tattooing was thousands of years ago by several cultures practiced. But especially in the countries around the pacific Ocean(e) it is an important part of the culture. The word "tattoo" is actually derived from the Polynesian word "ta-tau", literally translated to ‘writing’.Ötzi, the ijsmummie with tattoos
And tattooing is also done for a much longer time than 2.700 years. So, there were already mummies 5,000 years old with tattoos found. Ötzi“, the ijsmummie” or “the gletsjerman” had a dozen tattoos on his body. According to researchers, it would be tattoos therapeutic purposes have served.