Tattoos Across the World

Tattoos Across the world is a historically informative video utilizing photography to communicate the process and uses of tattoos from primitive cultures up to present practices, around the globe. Tattoos served various purposes and were created with different techniques across cultures in time. Where indigenous people of sub Sahara Africa used a scarring technique as tattoos to identify with tribes, Polynesian cultures used the “tatau” as a sign of character and position where they gathered their spiritual power and strength. European sailors altered the use of tattoo to symbolize their voyages across the sea, and Japanese culture correlated tattoos to criminality. While today’s tattoos may hold close meaning to some who receive them in modern culture, it is still an art to behold that speaks to the body it inhabits, no matter where or who they are today.