History books say that the ancient Vietnamese people had a custom of tattooing, the first kings of the Tran Dynasty also tattooed themselves.
I read articles exchanging opinions about women with tattoos on VTC News and follow the comments closely. I was surprised that the opposing “faction” was so overwhelming. It's been a few decades since the world entered the 21st century, we are still so prejudiced against tattoo art and so hard to accept the difference in how people express themselves.
Many people claim that the person with the tattoo is a gypsy, if it is a male, a bully, if it is a female, it is a bad girl. Some others did not express such outright, but expressed agreement with the baseball jersey design group just mentioned; Others say they don't discriminate, admit that tattoos are not bad, but the conclusion is still: Seeing people with tattoos is disgusting, never loved, never married...
I agree that many gangsters have tattoos
many bad boys have tattoos, but logically speaking, doesn't that mean everyone with tattoos is bad? If I say that prostitutes often wear heavy makeup, then women with heavy makeup are prostitutes, will you throw me enough bricks and stones to build a grave?
Why do we still look at girls with delicate small tattoos on the street or in movies and praise them on the one hand, we praise idol artists with tattoos, but then ban our wives, daughters, and children? Our girls get tattoos for the reason "only bad girls do that"?
Many people resort to fine customs to oppose tattooing. But do you know tattooing is one of the traditions of our Vietnamese ancestors?
The book "Lin Nam Chic Monster", part "Hong Bang Thi Story" says: "At that time, people in the mountains who went to the water to fish were often injured by the stream, so together they told the king about it. The king said, 'The varieties in the mountains are different from those in the water. The creatures in the water only like what is similar to us and hate what is different from us, so we are harmed.”
Then, the king ordered everyone
to take the color of the water monster tattoo on their body. From then on, no more injuries caused by the flux. The custom of self-drawing of Bach Viet people started since then."
The "Dictionary of Vietnamese Rituals" also records: "The ancient Vietnamese from 2,000-3,000 years ago had the custom of tattooing water monsters (dragons, snakes ..) on their stomach, chest, back, legs, arms.... According to legend, in the past, people used to wade through rivers to find food, so they tattooed their bodies so they baseball jersey wouldn't be harmed by sea monsters and merged with animals in the water, from which they could be hunted.
During the Tran Dynasty, when the Nguyen Mong invaders invaded, people raced to tattoo the two words "sat that" on their arms, which shows how popular tattooing is. The army of Saint Duc protecting the king all tattooed on their forehead the three words "Thien Tu Quan"...
Even the first kings of the Tran Dynasty (who were descended from fishermen) also tattooed dragons on their thighs, even though this was mandatory. "Dai Viet historical record toan thu" tells that, one day, when the emperor Nhan Tong summoned Anh Tong to Trung Quang palace, he said: "Our descendants still paint themselves to remember their original roots, now the king has to follow that custom to be able to live in Vietnam. ".