Protective tattoos have existed since ancient times . Image totem was the first means of protection from any misfortune . Tattoos amulets protect against disease and evil eye . They could protect even from death . This type of tattoo has magical powers , along with the ritual view. In the Middle Ages used amulets most sailorswho tried to appease the Sea King Neptune , is depicted on the body of his powerful figure .
The evil forces could drive away the image of the cock , or pig . In our time, in a fashion Celtic runes , amulets Slavic , Japanese characters . In the Soviet Union prisoners firmly believed in the leader's image. Having a tattoo on his chest , they hoped ,that the squad will not dare to shoot their leader .