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Health Tattoos

Tattoo art is being practiced in India since immemorial times. In different times people had different reasons to get tattooed. In the monarchial era, it was done as the symbolism of royal lineage, medals of courage, as religious symbolism and also as the symbol of shame for the criminals and exiles. People today generally sport a tattoo for the cosmetic, sentimental and religious purposes. However, in some regions of South East Asia and South Pacific, tattoos have also been used for health purposes. Read this article to understand the relation of tattooing and health through this article.

Tattoo And Spiritual Healing
Though various communities claim the medical values of tattoo, nothing very significant has been discovered yet. Certain researches are going on to discover the factuality of the claim. Scientists however agree to some benefits of tattoos but disagree with a lot of claims, referring them as spiritual healing more than medical ones. However in countries like Tibet people still get engraved their bodies with tattoos related to their sacred mantras, mantra wheels and mantra flags. Tibetans deeply believe in the fact that these tattoos help them in achieving achieve inner as well as outer balance and harmony in their life. It would be interesting for you know that Tibetans also get tattooed on certain acupuncture points in order to insert certain medicinal herbs mixed in the tattoo dyes.

Many places in southern Asia, people also believe that if some distressed person is tattooed with a symbol of religious and spiritual significance, his problems are solved faster by the blessings of gods. In India, people get engraved the tattoo of lord Hanuman and Shiva for similar purposes. Another interesting example of people's deep believe in the tattoo art is that Ainu women get herself tattooed as goddesses, so as to confuse the evil forces of disease and make the run away out of fear and dread. Tattoos amongst Maori girls are famous for their anti ageing capacities, it is a common believe amongst them that gets tattooed on their lips and chins remain young for long. Ainu women get tattooed for their hands and mouths to get back the falling eyesight.

Tattoo And Modern Science Claims
Some of the researches are going on to prove the claims of some scientists that tattooing is a more effective way of injecting DNA vaccines than the common intramuscular injections. It is claimed that this method of injecting also got sixteen times better responses in terms of antibodies and cells. So, it also being said that these spiritual healing claims have some medical facts attached with it, which will very soon be experimentally proved.


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