Where did Tattooing originate?
Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice since Neolithic times. “Ötzi the Iceman”, dated circa 3300 BC, bearing 57 tattoos: a cross on the inside of the left knee, six straight lines 15 centimetres long above the kidneys and numerous small parallel lines along the lumbar, legs and the ankles, exhibiting possible therapeutic tattoos (treatment of arthritis). Tattooing in the Western world today has its origins in Polynesia. The Polynesian practice became popular among European sailors, before spreading to Western societies generally.
General things to consider.
Think long and hard about what you would like. At the end of the day your tattoo will be with you for life. We are always happy for you to drop by the shop and have a chat about your design and to help you make the best decision possible. We have a huge selection of images for you to browse through at the shop; or in the galleries on this site; or alternatively bring in your own ideas and we will be happy to help.
Where’s it going?
Always think about the location of your tattoo. Though tattoos are now more commonplace than ever before, visible tattoos can still unfortunately be a cause of prejudice, especially in the workplace. Think about where your tattoo will be, who will see it and whether it will affect your day to day life.
Finding your tattooist.
At Far Beyond, our artists are skilled in most types of tattoo styles; Japanese, colour, black and grey, etc..; and they all have their own specialist style they are known for doing. However, always research your chosen artist and have a chat with them about their credentials. It is important to know that the artist doing your work has a proven background in the industry and a foundation in excellent artistic skills.