Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment. In terms of tattoos on actual bodies, the earliest known examples were for a long time Egyptian and were present on several female mummies dated to c. But following the more recent discovery of the Iceman from the area of the Italian-Austrian border in and his tattoo patterns, this date has been pushed back a further thousand years when he was carbon-dated at around 5, years old. Following discussions with my colleague Professor Don Brothwell of the University of York, one of the specialists who examined him, the distribution of the tattooed dots and small crosses on his lower spine and right knee and ankle joints correspond to areas of strain-induced degeneration, with the suggestion that they may have been applied to alleviate joint pain and were therefore essentially therapeutic. This would also explain their somewhat 'random' distribution in areas of the body which would not have been that easy to display had they been applied as a form of status marker.
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Getting a tattoo is kinda like getting married hear me out. So to avoid having to cover your design or pay for laser tattoo removal later on, take the time to carefully consider your decision with the following expert advice from tattoo artist and co-owner of Chronic Ink JoJo Roman and NYC-based dermatologists Michelle Henry , MD, and Joshua Zeichner , MD. Yes, really. At most places, the prices are nonnegotiable, and heads up, you should also factor in a tip of 20 percent. But Roman would also compare the sensation of getting a tattoo to the feeling of a constant cat scratch all my cat ladies out there know what she means.
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