Natelnye drawings using dyes injected under the skin, appeared in Europe at the beginning of the XIII century. They used a farce actors, demonstrating to the public embellished body. Then the tattoo removed to circus arts with the same purpose. Unusual art was so successful that within a few decades, it was seen as a normal phenomenon. Enterprising Parisians first opened a workshop for tattooing. Masters themselves produced a dye that was injected under the skin of the client for a modest fee.
It is believed that the birthplace of tattoos - Haiti, where tribes celebrated underwear symbols of majority, anniversaries, puberty. Imported ritual attraction Cook sailor. The word "tattoo" comes from the Polynesian "tattoo" ("Picture"). Symbols used underwear criminal world as a means of communication and media. Tattoo has become a kind of calling card of a criminal, which is hard to mess up, and even harder to lose. As tattoos blatari divided the world into "us" and "them," a thief and fraerov. The symbolism laid underwear 'criminal history, the number of convictions, departure or appointed by the court sentences the term thief suit, related to administrative restriction, inclinations, character, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, place in the criminal hierarchy and even knowledge.