A Brief History

Many people are surprised to find that tattooing has been around for a long time. It could be argued that it is one of the oldest professions.

Tattooing has been proven to exist back with the Egyptians (through their mummified skins), but most believe that it goes back to the time of cavemen.

Theory has it that man first accidentally stuck himself with the end of a burnt stick from a fire, leaving a permanent mark on the skin.Thus giving birth to the first markings of man.

Virtually all cultures from every continent and every island has some form of tattooing practice.

While tattooing has had its ups and downs throughout history, it has remained consistent with mans urge to separate himself from the masses.

Regardless of opinion, tattooing has been here and will remain as man’s most personal art forms.

No longer a backroom art form, tattooing has had a renaissance of sorts since the 1970’s with serious new artists, magazines, videos, conventions and award shows.

Improvements in the equipment and inks and new medical information has taken tattooing to an all-time high.

You may enjoy your new tattoo like the hundreds of thousands before you,secure in the knowledge that you have made an informed decision and you carry with you forever a piece of yourself, a stained glass window on the temple of your body.