The tattooing art is older than you may think!
Tattoos are one of our oldest artistic creations
Humans have marked their bodies with ink for thousands of years, and if you have a tattoo, then you’re part of a rich cultural history worldwide! These permanent designs have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment.
The earliest evidence of tattoos on actual human bodies was from Egyptian female mummies, dating back to 2000 BC. But after the discovery of Ötzi –the Icemanof the Italian-Austrian border- in 1991 and his tattoo patterns, the earliest known tattoo date has been pushed back thousands of years further, as it has been carbon-dated at around 5,200 years old!
And perhaps you should be grateful that the tattooing methods have evolved as well, since before the invention of the tattoo machine in 1891, the tools used were more rudimentary and the process involved some “hammering” of the needle device onto the skin!!
Mantra Tattoo & Body Piercing: the best custom tattoos and piercings in Denver since 2006
We are Colorado’s best premiere full service tattoo shop providing professional clean custom tattoos, piercings, and a large variety of jewelry and clothing. Whether you’re looking to get a giant back-piece or something small and special behind your ear, we are thrilled to help you get the tattoo you really want.
Come visit us to get your custom tattoo designed by one of our experienced tattoo artists, all of them do custom work and will create the design from the ideas you give them until your perfect tattoo design is ready to be inked. Or come by to pick up a nice piece of body jewelry and get pierced by one of our professional body piercers.
1695 Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood, Colorado
(303) 239-8282 / (303) 238-3736
Open: Mon – Sat 11:00 am – 9:00 pm, Sun 12:00 noon – 9:00pm.