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Spanning across cultures, countries, and centuries, tattoos have proved to etch their way into human history. Whether it's your grandparent's signature, a flag, or an ex-partner's name.. getting inked is a universal art of expression!

The first tattoo dates back to 3300 B.C.E. Ă–tis the Iceman had dots and lines for therapeutic purposes, whereas ancient Egyptians used tattooing for spiritual protection. Then, Polynesians started inking as a right of passage, showcasing family history or social rank. After that, the Greeks and Romans used tattoos to
mark their slaves and prisoners, while the Celts and Picts 
utilized them for tribal identity and protection in battle.

In the 19th century, American tattoo artist Samuel O'Reilly invented the electric tattoo machine, making inkwork accessible.
They gained popularity among various groups in the 20th century, becoming a symbol of expression and rebellion in the 60s and 70s counterculture.

From then on, tattoos have gained widespread acceptance as a symbol of individuality and artistic  expression. No matter where you’re getting inked, the practice goes to show how deeply intertwined our human culture is.