Friday, December 23, 2016

History of tattoos in india

The custom of tattoos in india

There are  many theories/ myths about how tattooing started in India but no actual proof on who or how it started."The members of the Ramnami community, who call themselves Ramupasaks, began their journey during the Hindu reformist movement of the 19th Century. The origin of the Ramnami customs isn’t set in stone; a community of mostly illiterate people, they followed an oral tradition to pass down their beliefs and practices.
Some say that the Ramnamis would tattoo the name of Lord Ram on every possible part of the body, even their eyelids, tongue and inside of their lips, to ward off physical attacks from angry Brahmins who were aggravated by the self initiation of the ‘polluted’ low caste into their holy religion. The Brahmins couldn’t defile and disrespect the name of their Lord.
Others draw the tattooing tradition back to Parasurama, the man who is said to be the founder of the movement. Afflicted by what he believed to be leprosy, the ‘untouchable’ man separated himself from his family and the community, in fear of infection, and relocated deep into a forest.
Even though he wasn’t formally allowed access to the religious practice, he was still a devoted Hindu. It is said, and believed, that he cured himself of leprosy when he etched Rams name onto his body."
    "All generations of Ramnamis still come together at the ‘Bade Bhajan Ka Mela‘, an annual celebration that takes place on the banks of the River Mahanadi, in December-January. They pray, read from a copy of the Ramayan, sing Ram bhajans and dance to the praises of Ram. Those who don’t have the Ram tattoos on them, wrap themselves in the Ram odhnis. The Ramnamis are gentle folk, maintaining neither temple nor any idols.
It’s understood and accepted by all members that there is no obligation for the younger generation to become devotees like them, and follow their practices, including the tattoos. These visible symbols of devotion is now seen as an obstacle; what was once done with pride to stand out and make a point, is now considered standing out in a manner that will hinder their life.
Many younger Ramnamis have little to no tattoos."I find it comforting to know that society's can understand and accept that there is no obligation for the younger generations to become devotees like the older generations.In some religions the younger generations are looked down upon if they don't believe a certain way or follow in the footsteps of their parents. It's like how us as Americans don’t push a certain religion on anybody we are allowed to be whatever religion we want as long as it doesn't harm others.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

how young is to young or a tattoo

How young is to young. Most people say that you shouldn't get a tattoo tell your 18 period end of story.  I think if its for a good reason and not just a stupid tattoo that they will regret in their future let them get it. If I had a kid I would let them get a tattoo at 15. As long as the tattoo is something they are sure they want and its not a boyfriend/ girlfriends name i see no reason young people shouldn't be able to get a tattoo.

"Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's 11-year-old daughter, Willow, was recently given a tongue-lashing on social media after posting a picture of herself sporting a tongue piercing on Instagram.Though she later revealed that it was in fact a fake, magnetic tongue ring, people were already whipping their opinions back and forth about whether young people are too vulnerable to make permanent (or potentially scarring) decisions about their bodies. The issue: What is classified as "too young"?While the battle over body modification typically occurs between parents and their children, state legislatures have entered the conversation as well.In June, Jerry Garrison, a Florida grandfather, lost custody of his 10-year-old grandson after allowing him to get a tattoo of his initials on his right leg. A "family tradition," according to Garrison.Under Florida law, a person younger than 16 years old cannot be tattooed except "for medical or dental reasons," and anyone age 16 to 18 can be tattooed only with the consent of a parent or guardian."

"Most states allow tattoos and body piercings for children under the age of majority, which is 18 years old in most of the United States, with parental consent. Though, some have tightened restrictions. In Idaho, "No person shall knowingly tattoo, brand or perform body piercing on any minor under the age of fourteen (14) years.". "I don't regret my tattoos. Each one reminds me of where I was at certain stages off my life, and my mindset. It's like keeping a scrapbook, only on my body and not collecting dust on a shelf somewhere taking up space," he says via Facebook."

In my opinion whether you are for tattoo's and piercing or against them its your kids body make them pay for it or not get it then they really have to think about what they want and wont regret it when they are older. You can also teach them some responsibility and patience.If you don't give your kids any freedom they will rebel as teenagers. So let them get their tattoos or piercing while they still have time to enjoy how they look.