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Fashion Fact #27- Body Tattoos

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Fashion Fact #27- Body Tattoos

Body Tattoos: The word tattoo derives from the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ meaning ‘to mark something’. Tattooing the body dates back to over 5000 years ago and is believed to have been used to treat arthritis. Tattoos today, in the Western World, originated from Polynesia and have a variety of uses including decorative, spiritual, cosmetic, medical, and social.