Biomechanical tattoos draws upon the link between humankind and machine. Coming from the words ‘bio’, referring to biology or the study of living creatures and ‘mechanical’, referring to non-organic machine objects.
The Celts dominated Europe during medieval times of Europe around the time of the Iron Age (c 800-400 BC). Most history of the culture came through Roman accounts as the two nations warred over control of the continent. It is in these accounts of fierce tattooed warriors identified as Celts or Gauls that struck fear in their enemies.
Archaeologists have found evidence of tattoos dating back to the bronze age, 5 thousand years ago. However, the first recorded use of the word comes from the 1700’s as explorer Captain James Cook travelled around Polynesia. These tribal tattoos are still seen today not only in Polynesian countries but across all cultures.
Deciding on what design or saying you want tattooed is a personal and important decision, but deciding on where that body art will go is equally as important. The decision is more than just deciding whether it will show or not, it can also express something about your personality.
When considering your first tattoo, you probably thought about a lot of different things. One of the those things was most likely: does getting a tattoo hurt.