Ancient Vietnamese tattoo - Tattoopedia

The earliest of tattoos in Vietnam date back from the 14th century. The creation of ancient Vietnamese tattoos was attributed to ancient fishermen. They Tattooed their entire body to resemble the scales and eyes of water monster so that they will be safe when go fishing. Tattooing has begun in Vietnam around 2000-3000 years ago.…

Tale of Vietnamese Dragon - vietnam-culture.com

“Golden dragons for emperors, black dragons for kings,” states this ancient text. Like Chinese monarchs, Vietnamese sovereigns chose the dragon as the symbol of their power. But unlike the Chinese dragons, which were shown descending from heaven and spitting fire, the Vietnamese dragons were shown ascending from water.…

History of tattooing - Wikipedia

Ancient and traditional practices. Preserved tattoos on ancient mummified human remains reveal that tattooing has been practiced throughout the world for many centuries. In 2015, scientific re-assessment of the age of the two oldest known tattooed mummies identified Ötzi as the oldest example then known. This body, with 61 tattoos, was found embedded in glacial ice in the Alps, and was dated ...…