Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice since Neolithic times. A body recovered from ice is dated from 3300 BC, had 57 separate tattoo designs:
One tattooed Mummy was extracted from the permafrost in the later half of the 15th century Their tattooing involved animal designs
In ancient China, tattoos had been associated with criminals and bandits since at least the Zhou Dynasty Tattooing Chinese characters such as "Prisoner" on convicted criminals faces and was practiced until as late as 1912
Tattoo designs for Men in Egypt and India
In northern India, permanent tattoos are called ""Godna."" Tattoos have been used as cultural symbols among many tribal populations, as well as the caste-based Hindu population of India
Tattoo designs for Men in the Philippines
Tattooing has been a eleGirlst of Filipino existence since pre-Hispanic settlememnt of the Philippine Islands, tattooing in the Philippines to many were a form of position and achieveGirlst, some thought that tattoos had magical qualities.
Tattoo designs for Men in Europe
Pre-Christian Teutonic, Celtic and other central and northern European tribes were often highly tattooed, as indicated by enduring records. The Picts were allegedly tattooed with elaborate deep blue woad designs. Ahmad ibn Fadlan also wrote of his encounter with the Scandinavian Rus' tribe in the early 10th century, reporting them as tattooed from "fingernails to neck" with dark blue "tree patterns" and other shapes.
Tattoo designs for Men in Japan
Tattooing for spiritual and decorative purposes in Japan is thought to extend back to at least the Paleolithic period Chinese visitors observed and remarked on the tattoos in Japan.
Tattoo designs for Men in the Samoan Islands
When the Samoan Islands were first visited by Europeans in 1722 three Dutch ships visited the island known as Manua. A crew member of one of the ships characterized the natives in these words,
“They are friendly in their speech and courteous in their behavior, with no apparent trace of wildness or savagery. They do not paint themselves, as do the natives of some other islands, but on the lower part of the body they wear artfully woven silk tights or knee breeches. They are altogether the most charming and polite natives we have seen in all of the South Seas..."
The ships anchored off the islands for several days, but the crews did not venture ashore and didn’t actually get close enough to the natives to realize that they were not using silk leggings, but their legs were entirely covered in tattoo designs.
In Samoa, the tradition of applying tattoo, or tatau, by hand has been solid for over 2000 years. Tools and techniques have changed little. The expertise is often handed from father to son, each tattoo artist, learning the craft over numerous years of serving as his father's apprentice. A young trainee often spent hours, and sometimes days, tapping designs into sand or tree bark using a special tattooing comb, . Honoring their tradition, Samoan tattoo artists manufactured this tool from pointed boar's teeth secured together with a portion of the turtle shell and to a wooden handle