The Maori had an unusual custom of removing and preserving the heads of the upper status or ranking. When the Europeans had arrived and began to settle, the heads were only of sentimental value not commercial. Soon the demand began to exceed the supply. The Maori usually fought with each other over land and property. The heads of the dead Maoris became part of the trade supply.
All does still not welcome tattooing today in our present world. But people who have them wear them proudly expressing themselves in a complicated world by just showing their artwork. Every year the industry of tattooing get more and more popular. You hear about more tattoo expo where you can either browse around at other people art or even get one done. Tattooing has come far from its first days and it will even go further as time goes on.
You could imagine what people used to use to decorate themselves with intricate designs. A sharp piece of wood or metal, to puncture the skin which then they would add the dye. But that all changed thanks to a man named, Thomas Edison was the man responsible for the electric tattoo machine. New York's O'Reilly in 1884 was reported to have a painless electrical tattoo gadget and was the sensation on the east coast. O'Reilly filed for his "Tattoo Machine" patent in 1891. The tattoo machine is perfectly designed to shade and color; the ink is then punctured under the third layer of skin. The tattoo machine is nicknamed The Magic Wand by Lyle Tuttle.
One of the main reason people do not get tattoos is because you hear stories about diseases and the consequences of getting a tattoo. Yes, there are diseases, which are related to getting a tattoo, but you must check and make sure everything is clean and you feel comfortable. At least ten million people have at least one tattoo...