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So if you made it here, you’re probably interested in the origins of “Tattooing” just as you’re interested in any other trend that’s common in our country.

Let’s start then with the origin of the Hebrew name for tattoo:

Ka-u-kou-a, it appears that the word has appeared since biblical times in the form of The Hebrew word to mark ( Le-ka-a-kea).  

Halachic ban found in-Leviticus 19:28, which says: “You must not put tattoo marking upon yourselves”.
In English the word tattoo comes from Tahiti, Polynesia and it means to mark.
Likely due to the Halachic ban, tattoos were not common in Israel over the years.

-Tattoos were attributed to simple people or “Criminals” in the country and over the world.

In the past, if you wanted to find a Tattoo shop, you had to find a remote studio or a basement used by tattooists. And this is because tattooing barley was common.
But as the years went by tattooing become more and more modern and acceptable and today you can find limitless options/Tattoo businesses all over the country and yes…..furthermore over the world.
Today tattoos are seen as an art form and added body paintings- whose purpose is to add to the beauty and integrity of the human body.
True, you will always find people who will not like it and they will have something to say……..but the attitude towards tattoos has become more open and accepting.
You’d be surprised to hear that there is some evidence of tattoos from really early civilizations.

For example: in excavations done in Europe, tools used for tattooing were discovered from the “Late Paleolithic period”- it’s a period ranging from 38000 to 10000 BC.
Furthermore over the years the purpose of the tattoo has gone and changed.
Once you could see cases of people getting tattooed against their will- an example is of course the identification tattoo that was common in
Birkenau and Auschwitz.
More reasons could be: beauty and decoration, religious belief, a unique statement and much more.
Either way, tattoos have become common over the years.
And currently used as a Signing on the body intended for decoration/memorial.  


This style is basically the complete opposite of the “Old School” technic.  If the Old School provided us with a limited range of options then the “New School” provides us, with a much broader and more colorful variety of tattoos.

Nowadays tattoo equipment is quite common and easily found.  Today we have much more access and almost everywhere, we can find tattoo equipment for sale, and often we can communicate directly with tattoo equipment suppliers.

Another difference between the two styles is the “Work method” over the years the demands in the tattoo industry grow, and it seems that humans managed to grow with it. Today tattoo artists can manage to create more complicated tattoos, three dimensional and with more Interesting angles.

In the Old School method you can notice that the tattoos have thick black lines without shading and with basic colors whereas in the “New School” tattoos there is more use in bright colors and emphasized outlines and surrealism.

Another difference that is directly connected to the rising popularity of the tattoo industry is: “Drawing the tattoo”.

Formerly, the most common tattoos were the ones designed ahead of time usually by the request of the client.

The customer would give the tattooist an example of a tattoo that he or she is interested and the tattooist would have to get as close as possible to the example presented by the costumer.
In the “New School” ere though you can find more and more tattoos that are “Freehand drawn”.

The tattoo artist and the person getting the tattoo formulate together the idea during the actual tattooing process.

Over the years the demand for these types of tattoos have grown

And the general opinion on tattoos has become more positive and les old fashioned.

In other words the opinion turned from “Old School” to “New School”.

Some people will go for a sure thing and some will prefer the Preset, either way you have the choice which style you prefer to tattoo on your body forever.

Happy tattooing.