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SUBJECT tattoos
TYPE AAT
REFERENCE ID 300015614
NOTES Permanent marks or designs on the skin made by puncturing and inserting pigments. Practiced in ancient times until the present day worldwide and popularized in European and non-indigenous American culture since the 18th century by seamen returning from Polynesia. Motives for tattooing vary by culture. Tattoos may be purely decorative, may indicate rank in social structures, or be applied for spiritual reasons.
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