History of Tattooing
The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian “tatu” which means “to mark something.” The earliest tattoos were found in Egypt during the time of the construction of the great pyramids (It undoubtedly started much earlier).As the empire expanded to Greece, Persia and Arabia, so did the art.
The Greeks used tattooing for communication among spies. Markings identified the spies and showed their rank. Romans marked criminals and slaves. The Ainu people of western Asia used tattooing to show social status. Girls coming of age were marked to announce their place in society, as were the married women. The Ainu are noted for introducing tattoos to Japan where it developed into a religious and ceremonial rite. In Borneo, women were the tattooists.
Polynesians developed tattoos to mark tribal communities, families, and rank. They brought their art to New Zealand and developed a facial style of tattooing called Moko which is still being used today. There is evidence that the Mayan, Incas, and Aztecs used tattooing in the rituals.
Styles of Tattoos
This classic style, also called “old school” or “traditional,” is a throwback to the art form’s golden age. “It’s been around for 150 years.
Unlike the traditionalism of the old school, the new school is all about free style and a different outlook. Its patterns are unique.
It is a surrealistic style of art that combines elements of machines with body parts. The expression is that of part of the body.
Scripting or lettering has always been a tattoo favourite. The vast opportunity of not only various fonts within the English language.
The Personalised Tattoo Boutique
Kayo has dabbled with art from childhood. The earliest were sketches , often of figures, sceneries and still life. As time went on, he started with water colours. This then moved to oil paints. As opportunities increased, Kayo experimented with glass paints and stained glass. He has been inking tattoo enthusiasts for the last 10 years. As he explains, the love for art continues, it is just the canvas that has changed.
The Silver Phoenix Tattoo Parlour aims to provide state of the art facilities. The cosy boutique is air-conditioned and has a beautiful patio on one side. Over-looking great expanses of space, it offers the privacy one requires and yet the warmth and care which is so important to feel comfortable.
Tattooing is by appointment only. In order to make it convenient to customers, one can book a slot at any time of the day or even a late evening, if that is what one desires.
All consumables are disposable and therefore the chance of catching an infection are minimal .
Unlike many parlours where you have just the ready made flash to go by, this is one place where we are happy to discuss your tattoo with you, suggest options, modify designs, even customise something just for you. You will experience personalisation in every possible way.
Silver Phoenix offers you a warm and comfortable environment in which to get inked. As we say, this is “Where dreams are inked”