If today, tattoos are considered as jewelry, in the past, it was a manifestation of criminals.
If today, to get a tattoo on your body, you will have to spend a lot of money to create them. That also means you will have to pay more if you want a unique or special tattoo.
However, in the Middle Ages, tattoos were born not for decorative purposes bomber jacket like today. People who wore tattoos at that time were often criminals carrying 'humiliating' crimes such as theft, rape or ... prostitutes.
The tattoos represent a different crime
Of course, the tattooing of the ancients could not be ... as gentle and hygienic as the present time. Prisoners who are caught in these felonies are often tattooed on their arms or foreheads as one. .. signs to recognize. This causes those who have sinned to live a life of shame until death and be despised by society.
Instead of using needles to tattoo, victims are tattooed with other sharp tools such as blades, shards of glass or sharp wire.
The color of the tattoo is not as rich as today
but they use fatty water or children's urine, ink to color the tattoo. This has caused infections in some tattooed prisoners and seriously affected their health later on.
These tattoos are cut out of death row inmates and put in a jar
Around the turn of the 20th century, in Krakow, Poland, the baseball jacket Jagiellonian University's Department of Medical Sciences had a research program on prisoners' tattoos. According to the report of this Department of Forensic Medicine, prisoners who are tattooed, after death, their family members will have to bring the tattooed skin home. The tattoo was placed in a jar and preserved in a formaldehyde solution. Bringing the dead person's tattoo home is no different from a warning to the whole family of prisoners, it makes the families who have to store these skins can't hide their past of having a loved one commit a crime.
At that time, the form of tattooing on the skin of a death row inmate in a jar was the most heinous act. It represents terrible punishment and it is believed that those who are kept that tattooed skin will not be released because the body is still incomplete and thousands of years later are still buried deep underground.