History of Tattoo's

What function did those tattoos serve? Who got them and why?

Females practices in anicent Egypt, mummies that where found with tattoos were usally dismissed by the (male) who seemed to assume the women were of "dubious status," The female mummies had nevertheless been buried at Deir el-Bahari and we know that at least one of the women described as "probably a royal concubine" was actually a high-status priestess named Amunet, as revealed by her funerary inscriptions. Although it has long been assumed that such tattoos were the mark of prostitutes or were meant to protect the women against sexually transmitted diseases.

Who made the tattoo?

The older women of the community would creat the tattoos, for the younger women. As happened in some parts of the world today.

What did the tattoos look like.

Most examples on mummies are largely dotted patterns of lines and diamond patterns. The tattoos occasionally found in tomb scenes and on small female figurines which form part of cosmetic items also have small figures of the dwarf god Bes on the thigh area.