10. Ancient Ink
Ancient tattooing tools have been found around the globe, so it just goes to show that tattoos have been around for thousands of years. It’s solid proof that tattoos are part of human history. Researchers at the Smithsonian believe that Otzi’s tattoos indicate that there was a long-standing tradition of tattoos countless years before him. Researchers believe that tattoos could have possibly been a very primitive form of healing or therapy. However, mustache tattoos may have simply made up for someone not being able to grow his own facial hair. The age of tattoos just proves that it isn’t a modern fad, and that the reasons why people want to ink their skin is set deeply in human psychology.
9. Improving One’s Self
According to Psychology Today, tattoos are a form of enhancement. People see it as a way of taking the blank canvas of a human body, and somehow making it better. It’s very similar to anyone going on a diet or getting plastic surgery in order to make themselves look and feel better than they did before they got a tattoo.
People who get tattoos hope that it will make them look more attractive, and that people will notice them more often. Instead of noticing someone for their beautiful face or nice figure, a tattoo is a piece of art that becomes part of the owner’s body.