Not many records remain. Otzi the Ice Man from the bronze age created a sensation when his headless body containing 57 tattoos was found. Tattooed mummies from the Pazyryk culture 2,400 years ago were found in Russia. Ancient Egypt, Japan, China and Samoa all spread the practice.
However, in our enlightened are, I fail to see the beauty in marking or piercing the body we were born with. Same goes for augmentation of breasts or lips, and any of the other body altering fads.
Have the young customers ever thought about how they will look in the future? Fashions change so quickly. What's hot today will be scorned tomorrow. The worst of the situation is: you can't change your skin. As if it's not bad enough for it to sag with age, the designs will crease and fold in unattractive ways.
We can wear our hair many different ways, or even change it's color. Our individuality can be expressed in our style of dress, the way we walk and our attitude. I wouldn't want to crush anybody's freedom of choice. But, I would like to advise caution—and safety.
How do you feel about tattoos?