Did you know that the history of the appearance of Tattooing goes deep into the ancient ages?
The history of tattooing and the first mention of this procedure dates back to the times of the reign of the Egyptian queen Cleopatra: then bamboo sticks and natural dyes were used. Since ancient times, all the known civilizations of the world have used this or that technique of tattooing.
In 1880, New York beautician Samuel O’Rereilly developed the first electric machine, for tattoos. After about a hundred years on the basis of a tattoo formed a new direction – permanent make-up or micropigmentation. It appeared about twenty years ago, but it didn’t immediately become popular.
The modern history of tattooing and its “Second Birth” is connected, of course, with the appearance of new, modern high-precision equipment and tools.
The appearance of modern micropigmentation or permanent make-up should be sought in the tattoo machine that has a thousand-year history.
Where is the geographical location of the birthplace of modern tattooing techniques? The popular belief that the thousand-year technique of tattooing originated in China, was recently disproved by the discoveries, scientific researches and developments in the field of anthropology, carried out in the last decade. They confirmed the fact of an even more ancient use of tattoos in Europe!
This kind of body decoration was used already 8 000 years BC. Probably with the aim of imitating the colors of the animal world or from mystical and religious purposes. The history of tattooing suggests that evidence was found for the existence of tattoos from time ancient on all continents, all known civilizations of the world used this or that technique of tattooing.
The history of tattooing shows that in the early 80’s permanent make-up appears first in France, where it penetrated from Taiwan, and then became popular in many European countries.
An important innovation appears in the early 90’s in America – pigments based on glycerin.
And, finally, in the middle of the last decade, the Taiwan electronic market offered its first electronic device for micropigmentation.
“Cradle” of the industry , focused on micropigmentation (as well as the first country that began the production of pigments,dyes and devices needed for tattooing) is considered Taiwan.
Germany, a country with a traditionally strong instrument-making industry, occupies its rightful place in the world for the production of micropigmentation appliances and pigments.
The history of tattooing does not end there, of course, the permanent tattoo continues to gain momentum in its development due to its popularity. New tools are being invented, the pigments are being perfected, the tattooing technique changes in its many ways.