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People wear tattoos since the Prehistory. They were marks of pride, class, beauty, shame and methods of healing. Today, people still wear tattoos but as a way of self-expression and certain type of esthetic. Read more about history of 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.
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.
Permanent makeup is relatively recent fad (although there are some ideas that it is much older).It is a form of tattooing that replaces the need to apply classic makeup or it is used to rectify imperfections like a loss of pigment or scars. Read about history of permanent makeup.