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Ancient Ink

At the weekend, I attended the annual ‘Tattoo Tea Party’ convention at Manchester Event City, where hundreds of tattoo artists from across the country convene to showcase their work and advertise their trade. 341 more words


History of tattooing: Tattooed Mummies

Tattooed Mummies

In 1768, captain Cook came back from Oceania with a crew covered in tattoos as a souvenir from their expedition. Tattooing was then reintroduced in the occidental world after having been banished for many centuries by the Catholic Church. 877 more words

Reach Out and Touch

Reach Out and Touch
Epiphany 29

September 19, 1991 was a sunny day in the Italian Alps. Two German hikers were enjoying the scenery, terrain, and weather and decided to veer off the walking path and go exploring. 819 more words

All 62 of Ötzi’s tattoos have been mapped. They are mostly located over joint spaces and are thought to play a therapeutic role given he suffered from degenerative joint disease. 45 more words


Otzi the Iceman: New Tattoos Found

We talk about tattoo history a fair amount on this site, but I think that it’s really cool to be able to trace back how tattooing has grown throughout the centuries. 276 more words



Acupuncture is an ancient technique used to restore circulation and balance the body through the activation of the body’s meridian system.  It involves the insertion of very thin, sterile, single-use needles into the body to stimulate acupoints.  696 more words

Chinese Medicine