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Mehndi is a traditional tattooing that uses paste made of henna plant. This paste is used for creating complex temporary tattoos on palms and feet of women of India and other places. Read more about history of henna tattooing.
Tattoos aren't just pretty (and some less pretty) pictures on the skin. They can save lives and make a life easier to people that are ill. They are used for that purpose since the ancient times but are more and more popular lately. Read about history of medical tattoos.
Corneal tattooing is done for medical reasons but a tattooing of the eye can be done for esthetic reasons too. It is not a fail-safe procedure but it can help people if successful. Read about history of corneal tattooing.
Body painting is an ancient practice and people from thousand years ago painted themselves for hunting and their religious rituals. Today it is a form of art that uses human body as a canvas. Read about history of body painting.