Thursday, March 5, 2009
In different parts of ancient Asia, tattoos were used for a number of different reasons. Girls were marked when they came of age, then taken and married off. Tattoos were also used to signify rankings in society. Those who were unfortunate enough to be slaves were marked differently than those who were in the military and so forth. Each Asian country had different traditions, but most all of them included tattooing, even though it may have been only a small percentage the population. These ancient Asian peoples were certainly a part of original tattoo history as is evidenced by how far back their art can be traced.