The Existence of Tattoos in the Community

Tattoo is not a new culture or from modern cultural culture.
Indeed, tattoos existed in ancient times, precisely 2,000 BC.

This discovery was discovered by Dr. Lars Kutak, a tattoo expert in the world,
and also a journal written in National Geographic.
Lars Krutak is an American anthropologist, photographer, and writer known for his research about tattoo
and its cultural background.
He produced and hosted the 10-part documentary series Tattoo Hunter on the Discovery Channel, which
traveled the indigenous world to showcase vanishing art forms of body modification.
According to him, the reason people do tattoos on their bodies, especially women, to do treatment.

Lars Krutak

Lars Krutak with the Macham Naga warrior and tiger hunter U’tan’Ke, Myanmar,

However, over the times, tattoos have changed the function of treatment into a form of expression.
It began when in 1774 when Captain Cook returned to London with a Polynesian tattooist, Omai.
Captain Cook deliberately took it to show the people of London, and as a result, many thoughts the tattoo made by Omai was very fashionable.

Omai was a Polynesian visitor to England in the 18th century. From the island of Raiatea, he left the Society Islands with Commander Tobias Furneaux on his ship HMS Adventure.

Polynesian_tattooist,_Omai_-_1776

Finally, tattoo culture became famous at that time.

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