Tattoos are not a new concept; they have been around since the time of neanderthals. The oldest tattoos ever found was on Ötzi, a 5000-year-old human whose mummified body was found with acupuncture tattoos. Tattoos have a lot of symbolism according to various cultures, and many say that it helps in relieving stress and chronic diseases like arthritis and nerve disorders.
Men have been getting tattoos since the start of time, and unlike women’s tattoos, it has never been a topic of taboo for them. Western men of reputable families refrained from getting full-arm sleeves but were notorious for getting tattoos linked to a particular secret society they were a part of. In the 18th and 19th centuries, tattoos were associated with criminals, who were tattooed by the police as a mark of identification and shame, and sailors, for whom tattoos were a culturally significant topic and could help in identifying the body in case of a shipwreck.