Often people misunderstood about tattoos and piercing. Most people today feel that tattoos and piercing is the proper thing to be avoided and resisted, and the tattooed and pierced people or so-called collectors are also getting a negative image of the community. Though the history of tattoos and piercing, which in reality is the old culture of the world community even in USA itself to the community.
Indeed, historical evidence is less clear the tattoo, but experts conclude that the art of tattooing has existed since 12,000 years BC. Ancient tattoos are used for some sort of ritual for ancient tribes like the Maori, Inca, Ainu, Polynesians, and others. It is said that according to history, the tattoo was originally discovered in Egypt at the time of construction of the Great Pyramids. And then the Egyptians expanded their empire spread followed by tattoo art. The development of civilization of Crete, Greece, Persia and Arabia has further expanded the art form. around 2000 BC, the art of tattooing spread to China. And the word tattoo itself comes from the Tahitian language is “tutu”, meaning “sign / indicates something”.
In Indonesia alone, tattoo lovers often become marginalized. Especially when the New Order era and the emergence of PETER (Mysterious Shooter) who hunt down people with tattoos. It was regarded as a tattooed thug, criminal, criminals, and so on. So that time many people who want to remove the entire tattoo tattooed there in body to avoid Peter.
However, in the progress to date stigma that society began to decrease, although it still exists. Tattoos began to be regarded as a fashion, because a tattoo can enhance and increase your confidence as a person or body accessories.