I am intrigued by this idea. Am digging about online for more info…

Make magic out of madness.

When Most people think of tattoos, they associate them with decoration.  However their purposes can be much more versatile.   Tattoos have been used as talismans for thousands of years.  Along with their more mundane purposes (such as body enhancement and social status), tattoos were used by ancients for purposes such as healing and protection, and to bring luck.  One of the earliest examples of a tattooed person is the ice man, though there is strong evidence for tattoos on Egyptian mummies as well.

Here’s an article from the smithsonian talking about tattoos found on mummies and ancient cultures, and what they may have been used for.  http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/tattoo.html

Tattoos are still used as talismans today, in the more accepted form of guardian angels, four leaf clovers and horseshoes, among others.   There are many other symbols commonly used today which also fall into the talisman category, kanji symbols, crosses, Celtic…

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