Did you know any of the first few full-bodied tattooed persons?There are brave people who had their full body tattoo transformation. Usually, those who chose to transform their body were driven by popularity, previewed success and money. The Great Omi, a typical British citizen who originally named Horace Ridler was one of the known full-bodied tattooed individuals. Ridler chose to be in show business and he intent to become a sideshow attraction, hence in 1922 he had totally transformed his body. Wide black even animal-like stripes were tattooed all over the body of Ridler. His tattoos were his passport to success in the field of show business. Leopard spots were entirely tattooed to Tom Leppard, which enabled him to be considered as the Worlds Most Tattooed Man under the Guinness Books of World Records. A very well know Stalking Cat of Washington State had also become known for his catlike split upper lip. He wore long jewels in his multiple cheek pierces. The pieces of jewelry complement his catlike tattoo markings that accentuated him to be almost like his totem animal. There had also been a known Lizard Man whose tongue was split with teeth filed to points. Anyone who had seen him perform on stage would really be astounded of acts like swallowing a sword, swinging off the body weights on body pierced areas and eating fire. Other known performer for sideshow was The Enigma whose tattoos made him appear like a living blue puzzle. The Enigmas other pride was his large ear, lip and body piercings and implanted horn on the forehead. Twenty two tattoo artists had simultaneously worked on his body, which was a real world record at the Amsterdam Tattoo Convention. Just think of the endurance which was mustered by The Enigma.
Did you know where the cultures of body tattooing and body piercing have been commonly observed? The introduction of pigment through punctures in the skin to create patterns or the process of body tattooing was practiced in Ancient Egypt. It has been noted that the natives who had the most elaborate tattoos and body pierces begot greater respect. Moreover, some of the highly intricate body tattoos have been found from among the cultures of Oceania specifically the Maori of New Zealand. Japan in its contemporary time has its Yacuza, organized gangsters that have also been flaunting full body tattoos. The sailors during the ancient time had manifested an early interest in the body tattoos of the Pacific and since then the practice of tattooing had persisted among seamen. In some of the African, Australian and Melanesian cultures, scarring or cicatrisation is most commonly practiced instead of body tattooing and body piercing. The effects of this scarring are also similar with body tattooing. The difference lies exclusively on the techniques used. Six cuts are made on the forehead of the initiated boys and the scars remain for lifetime. Some prisoners in any parts of the world do subject themselves to body tattooing as marks of identity that give them respect while they’re inside the prison cell. Each culture varies on how it executes body tattooing and body piercing rites and the purposes behind it, but the common bottom line is that the body modification gives impact to the person’s being. For thousands of years, body piercing has been existent in many different cultures for different purposes. The Bible, an ancient religious book, mentions that earrings were melted to build idols. Also, it mentions that body pierce was considered a symbol for wealth, high status in the society, and power. Body piercing was used for aesthetics or beauty. The ancient Egyptians were known to have used body piercing as a sign of wealth. In certain cases, only the royalty were allowed to have body pierce. The Pharaoh, most especially was entitled to have his navel pierced. The Romans used body pierce for a different purpose. Romans pierced their nipples in order to show their honor and loyalty to the Roman Empire. A Gladiator would pierce the head of his penis during combat believing that this would prevent serious injury during the life battle. The ancient Latin Americans were known to have used body piercing for a religious reason. They believe doing so will bring them closer to their gods. The Indians, too, pierced their noses as an emblem of strength. They believe that this would frighten their opponents. Body piercing, too, was used in the early times to be sexually stimulating, especially in the Central and South America.
Did you know that teens do secure some prerequisites before they are admitted to piercing and tattooing centers? Out of fashion and/or peer pressures, some teens enthusiastically ask some friends and members of the family circle about where to find the right and safe place for piercing, where only the licensed staff executes the operation. Not all states or places around the world have licensed piercers because even with little training, anyone does do piercing. The teens must abide by the rules of the Association of Professional Piercers, which is the piercers professional organization. How could a teen know that he is in the right place? He must find on the wall the certification that states that the piercer is registered affiliate of APP. A parents or guardians consent must be sought by a minor aged person. Parental consent might not be a prerequisite that is applicable for all states or places. Tattooing centers are available anywhere. Out of experiment, a group of teens or some individuals might aval some body arts. There are centers which do not have much strict policies with regard to the tattooing of teens. The teens must bear the pain and must be willing to undergo the whole procedure, which are necessary before the operation is begun. Generally, aside from chipping in the fees for body tattooing and piercing, there is no other requisite which the client has to comply.
Did you know that some teens find it hard to convince their parents of their wants to have tattoo or body piercing? There are unsolved issues between the parents and the children which are coined as generation gap. Hence, there are times that what is cool to the children is unacceptable to the parents. How does a teen resolve his wanting or his assumed need to be acceptable to his peer group? For adolescents, acceptance is a big issue that helps them determines their self-identity. Who would want to be rejected from a group? Of course, every teen would presumably do everything just to be accepted no matter how high the stakes are. No matter how painful and unbearable is the aftermath of a body tattooed or pierced part, a teen can survive any of the pains and bravely face the health threats. A teen that has been rejected is likely to suffer from damaged self-esteem and scarred emotion. Is acceptance the sole bottom line why some teens would persevere much in convincing their parents to allow them to have their tattoos and piercing? Acceptance is just one of the influential factors that drive a teen to get his parents approval. Tattoo or piercing is merely a passing fad, but this is a big deal for a number of teens. The parents must be involved in the decision of whether to have the tattoo or piercing because some projected risks must be well-understood.
Did you know why parents are not amenable to body tattoos and piercing? We may say that some parents seem to be coming from the old school because they hardly can understand about fads. Most of them would label tattoos and piercing as exclusively for the criminals and gangsters. They may have their own perceptions different from how a teen of the contemporary times view body tattooing and piercing as the art. Some would acquire tattoos and piercings to appear tougher and rebellious. Many people know that most of the tattoos are done in prison cells; hence a stereotyping has been formed about tattoos. Most the parents are not amenable to body tattoos and piercing because they perceive their children as their invaluable gems who are innocents and whom they do not want to be harmed. If you really are determined to have the body tattoos and piercing, youve got to have the strong reasons that could withstand the line of arguments of your parents. You have to be equipped with effective reasoning. However, contemplating about being tattooed and pierced is a crucial decision that should not only be driven by the fads or cool labels because its being cool as a reason will likely not sustain you to keep the tattoo or piercing until old age. You may help however your parents understand about the credibility of some tattoos and piercing studios which must not be a big issue. You may embrace the value of waiting as a better alternative than to jump to your want. What do you really want to do in your life? Can your tattoos and piercing help you become better person? Then, upon assessing the value of your decision, you must be ready.