A tattoo is a mark made by inserting pigment into the skin; in technical terms, tattooing is micro-pigment implantation. Tattoos may be made on human or animal skin. Tattoos on humans are a type of body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification.
Tattooing has been practiced worldwide. The Ainu people, the indigenous people of Japan, wore facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples, and among certain tribal groups in the Philippines, Borneo, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia and China. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular all over the world.
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|Articles related to Body Modification|
|Addition to Tissue||Body art • Breast implants • Pearling • Tattooing • Scarification • Branding • Cutting|
|Modification of Tissue||Piercing • Corsetry • Tightlacing • Anal bleaching • Foot binding • Tongue splitting • Genital bisection|
|Removal of Tissue||Amputation • Liposuction|
|Genital Modification||Male Circumcision • Female circumcision • Castration • Penectomy|