Recently, there has been a resurgence of body markings especially among the young people. Some get tattoos because of unnecessary reasons like; peer pressure, being stylish, beautification of the body without taking into consideration the meaning and origin of tattoos.
Marking of the body or tattoos was used in the past by pagans to mourn their dead. History also confirmed that pagan kings and their families used tattoos to appease the anger of their gods. It was also hoped that when they cut their bodies for the dead, they will find some help in the land of the dead.