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1 Assignment #1 Anatomy & Tattoo Making a connection to the human body and the history of Tattoo’s

2 What is the Origin of the word “Tattoo”? Tattoo's: (Body Art) The word Tattoo 'Tatau' originates from Polynesia. It was first written in the records from Captain Cooks Voyages in Enough tattooed remains have now been found to realise that tattooing is an ancient and widespread art. Some of the earliest examples of tattooing comes from Japan, and are found in the form of clay figurines that have faces painted or engraved to represent tattoo marks. The oldest figures of this kind have been recovered from tombs dated to 5,000 BC or older. Some bodies appear to show a correlation between the locations of their tattoos and modern day recognised acupuncture points.

3 History of the Tattoo The earliest know tattoo’s- The Iceman from the area of the Italian-Austrian border in 1991 and his tattoo patterns, when he was carbon-dated at around 5,200 years old. Ötzi had several carbon tattoos including groups of short, parallel, vertical lines to both sides of the lumbar spine, a cruciform mark behind the right knee, and various marks around both ankles. It has been speculated that these tattoos may have been related to pain relief treatments similar to acupressure or acupuncture. If so, this is at least 2000 years before their previously known earliest use in China (c BCE).acupressureacupuncture

4 Why Tattoo? Egypt From the ancient Egyptians, pre-332 B.C. women were tattooed with dotted lines believe connected to fertility and birthing. In 1891, archaeologists discovered the mummified remains of Amunet - Dynasty XI, Egypt, c years ago. This mummy was found at Thebes. Amunet (various spellings) was a priestess of Hathor. This female mummy displayed several lines and dots and dashes tattooed on her body, aligned in abstract geometrical patterns.

5 Why Tattoo? Japan Irezumi ( 入れ墨, 入墨, 紋身, 刺花, 剳青, 黥 or 刺青 ) is a Japanese word that refers to the insertion of ink under the skin to leave a permanent, usually decorative mark; a form of tattooing.Japanesetattooing Tattooing for spiritual and decorative purposes in Japan is thought to extend back to at least the Jōmon or paleolithic period (approximately 10,000 BC)..Jōmonpaleolithic In the following Yayoi period (c. 300 BC–300 AD) tattoo designs were observed and remarked upon by Chinese visitors. Such designs were thought to have spiritual significance as well as functioning as a status symbol.Yayoi period Starting in the Kofun period (300–600 AD) tattoos began to assume negative connotations. Instead of being used for ritual or status purposes, tattooed marks began to be placed on criminals as a punishment.Kofun period

6 Tattoos Today People tattoo today for many different reasons. Some tattoos are purely decorative, while other’s are a memorial or an homage to someone or something important in the life on the tattooed.

7 Inspiration Tattoo Artist Sasha Unisex Combining precise shapes and bold, in-your-face colours, these tattoos are quite simply a thing of beauty. The geometric aspect makes them triumph over the usual tattoo offerings, with Sasha Unisex's creations proving a hit across the world.

8 Kenji Alucky Tattoo artist Kenji Alucky specialises in the stippling method. This is where the tattoo design is made by inscribing countless tiny black dots onto the skin to produce something truly remarkable. Combining an array of influences, his work is spectacularly intricate - producing awe-inspiring patterns and imagery.

9 Matt Houston Matt Houston is a tattoo artist originating from London currently working at Gastown Tattoo Parlor in Vancouver, Canada. His work reflects the traditional style whilst integrating his own influences. One of our favourite pieces is shown above - a wolf wearing a feathered headdress whilst spitting blood.

10 Your Assignment Research a Tattoo Artist Decide on an appropriate part of the body to place the tattoo Complete your tattoo design Complete drawing of Body with tattoo design


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