The Energetic & Disruptive Influence of Tattoos
There are many forms of physical expression, and among them, we find tattoos. Still, the effects of tattoos extend past the physical.
Tattoos and Their Impact on the Physical and Extra-physical Bodies
The term tattoo comes from the French tatouage. In turn, from the English tattoo, having the most remote origin in Polynesian languages in the word tatau is used to describe is one of the most known and culturally modified forms of the world. The tattoo is a permanent drawing made in the deepest subcutaneous region of the human skin by introducing pigments by needles.
The act of drawing and writing in one's own body comes from ancient times. There is much evidence that tattoos were used from ancient Egypt (4000 to 2000 BC) and by ancient Polynesian, Filipino, Indonesian, and New Zealand natives.
It is about symbolic exposing a taste, an attitude, or even affection for a person or something for many today.
Much more than a drawing on the skin, the tattoos, and their images, also represent energetic influences and deeper meanings that the tattooed person may not know. See the tips on the meanings of some symbols and guidelines on what you should consider before tattooing the skin.
Ötzi, the famous mummy of a man who lived in 3300 BC discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991, is covered with 61 tattoos in groups of lines and crosses. Unlike modern methods, his tattoos were not produced with needles but through fine incisions in the skin where coal dust was introduced. Ötzi tattoos are located at points where his body has undergone considerable strain during his life. These were places that most likely caused him much pain due to the wear and tear. Therefore, tattoos were probably conceived as therapeutic measures and not necessarily as an attitudinal socially constructed or a symbol.
The Power of Symbolic Images
Tattoos can be symbols with universal meanings, containing the personal impressions of those who want to tattoo them. Tattooing a drawing can also be a form of expression, of wanting to experience what that drawing represents.