Decoration of a human body is an old tradition (more than 12,000 years old) and it was done through history for different reasons. People used it is a method of healing, as rebelling, as punishment, as a way of self-expression and as a way of religious worship. Read more about tattoo history.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To have a nice image on your body you don't have to suffer the pain and, in some cases, you don't even have to lose a lot of time. That is what temporary tattoos are for. Here you can read more about tattooing with ballpoint pen and other temporary tattoos.