People have been doing tattoos for thousands of years. They are made in the memory of some event, to express themselves or to emphasize their social status. Tattoos are simple, and there are works of art.
But any manifestation of art - this is just a psychological state of mind. That is why the same image one man can look with admiration, the other with incomprehension and condemnation. Let's talk about tattoos and the reasons why people do them.
Even Freud wrote that people decorate their bodies because of the unrealized sexuality. And psychologists have something to agree with him.
Tattoos doing totally different people with very different objectives. This is a Thai Buddhist monk. Tattoo on his head with the sacred religious writings, June 19, 2011.
So why do people get tattoos? Psychologists distinguish 5 main reasons:
Expression. Normally this reason, their tattoos, young people who are in search of themselves. They have not been determined in life and just want to be different from all, be "cooler".
A commitment to their beliefs. This may be an expression of their feelings on religion, politics, sports, actors, and so on. D ...
Getting rid of complexes. This category of people is very vulnerable, they feel a sense of insecurity and vulnerability. On his body, they take the ferocious beasts and gods, thereby building a protective barrier.
masking skin defects. Often, the tattoo is applied in order to mask any defect in the body (a scar, mole, wart) or divert attention from him. In some cases, it is a cheaper way than expensive cosmetic surgery. Confirmation of their social status. This is common in the criminal environment in gangs, gangs, clans.
This is one of the examples we have listed "reasons number 2". This is a fan of American actress Julia Roberts of Valparaiso, Chile, March 9, 2011. In total he has 82 tattoos with the image of the actress, which he began to do after watching the movie "Erin Brockovich" (directed by Steven Soderbergh, the world premiere took place on March 17, 2000).
In order to intimidate opponents. With the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, which was held from September 9 to October 23, 2011.
The term "tattoo" comes from the Polynesian dialect "Tata", meaning "image."
known ancient tattoos have been found in Egypt and date back to the 4th millennium BC. Their owners - Egyptian mummies.
For centuries, tattoos were used for different purposes. For example, they were made in memory of the glorious victory in battle. But over time, the tattoo is increasingly becoming an attribute of criminals and ordinary people. Thus, the ancient Greeks "were labeled" enemy spies with tattoos and Romans used tattoos for special "stamping" bandits and slaves.
Buddhist monk waiting for a train in the province of Yala in southern Thailand, February 28, 2011.
Encased in a Brazilian prison tattoo with "Deliver me from evil", August 3, 2011.
One of the most tattooed celebrities considered actress Angelina Jolie on her body at different times flaunted about thirteen tattoos. One of the former tattoo - Dragon (currently erased) on the left shoulder, under which the inscription was Billy Bob (erased after divorce):
Actress Angelina Jolie at the premiere of the film "The Tree of Life" at the 64th annual Cannes Film Festival, France, 16 May 2011. The tattoo on the back - an amulet for protection. Translations of this tattoo sounds like an incantation:
"Let your enemies will leave you, if you will attain riches, may they remain with you forever, let your beauty will be like the beauty of the Apsaras
Wherever you went, though many follow you, serving and protecting you. "
On the left hand there is no dragon and named Billy Bob (her ex-husband). Now there are the geographical coordinates of the birthplace of each of her children.
High Fashion. Showing men's collection autumn-winter 2011-2012 in Paris, January 19, 2011 in Paris.
The first aircraft business. That is how a Russian specialists working in the aviation industry, showing his tattoo on the background of the Su-30 in the International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky "MAKS-2011", August 16, 2011.
The term "tattoo addiction" ( "blue disease") is used among the masters of the tattoo. It is a psychological dependence on this type of body modification. Such a person, who made the first tattoo, sometimes a little, after a while begins to feel an irresistible desire to continue to work on the "decoration". Later, some are covered with a variety of tattoos on different subjects, packed with different masters.
Some eventually arises the opposite problem - to reduce a tattoo. In the arsenal of modern cosmetology There are many different ways to remove the permanent pattern. However, this would require a lot of time and money.
One way to remove a tattoo - a cover-up (from the English "cover-up" -. "Cover, overlap"). The essence of the method is that the old tattoo is applied to the new. Still there is excision of the skin (scars), grinding (scars often remain) removing liquid nitrogen.
One of the oldest methods of tattoo information is camouflage. Strictly speaking, the pattern is not removed, and skillfully camouflage, causing skin-colored coloring pigment. But completely remove the tattoo in this way is almost impossible.
Extravagantly. Bogota, Colombia, June 3, 2011. The girl suffered domestic violence. Later, her reaction was unexpected: it has become a cover body with tattoos, piercings done, insert the titanium implants to look like a vampire.
In any case, the creation of a tattoo - it's just one of those times when you should think about 7 times and 1 times to do.
At the festival tattoos in Berlin, July 10, 2011.