Over time fashion craze have
grown to a level of vanity to service the large substantial populace. Personal care services as hair, makeup, and manicures
and pedicures have endure the popular cycle. Tattooing is a personal care
service as classified under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
But tattoos have become the new vogue in the past decade especially among millennials
in a unpredictively height of popularity. Tattooing is a practice that dates
back in the 18th century among exploring sailors of the Polynesian and
Tahiti islands. According to Royal Museums Greenwich & UNESCO World
Heritage Site in London, Explorer Joseph Banks of the HMS Endeavour, wrote in
his journal about their first experience seeing this marking being performed on
a young girl.
Tattooing is performed when
a person purposely inserts ink dye into another person’s dermis skin by an instrumented
needle that prick the canvas area to make a design. Or by traditional method of
no machinery by using a stick and animal teeth as a hand-tapping tool to ink or
scar the skin to shape a design. As described by the process of tattooing. Tattooing
seem to be a testimony of “royalty concubine”, as detailed by author
Lineberry, ancient Egyptian mummies of 4000-3500B.C. merely female were marked with
tattoos to undoubtful signify their status among royalty. And to the earliest finding
in 1991 of the frozen mummy the “iceman” that carbon date back 5,200 year ago. In
which suggest similarity to Maori traditional tattooing.
From old ritual custom to
the modern technical age of machinery. Tattooing have come from a lengthy history
of exhibiting a manner of fashion in a person’s status either in ranking, or class,
but it has truly lived the longevity of taboos and misconception of a declining
fad of the past decades, centuries and millennium.
New York City is
considered the origin of modern tattooing during the midcentury. Civil War
soldiers were frequently tattooed for identification purposes by Tattoo artist
martin Hildebrandt. Contributing to the movement of modern tattooing.
Especially for superstitious
maritime sailors who proudly displayed the canvas of their body to others. Clarified
in an article by Waxman. Eventually, the spread of imprinted body part played a
manifesto for the masses. In fact, by the 19th century Victorian period
tattooing became a fashion notice for socialites. According to Waxman, it was
described as a “fashionable flirt with the exotic.” Tattoos were purely simple
of butterflies and flowers.