There are many reasons due to which one gets inked. These reasons depend upon the religious set up and belief of a person. All the other reasons like health and protection of a person depends primarily on the religious belief of a person. Though some beliefs actually have some scientific back up, rest of the beliefs are because of the extreme faith of the people in this art form or something that people think is true.
One of the earliest examples of the religious tattoos has been found in the realms of Egypt. Egyptian women in their civilizations used to wear tattoos of the goddess of fertility. Basically, they used to get these tattoos on their waists. Also, tattoos of Hindu deities are a very popular fashion amongst all the people around the world. Gods like Ganesha, Shiva, Kali and sacred symbols like Om are not just restricted among the Hindus but it is also a hot favorite among the youngsters.