According to researchers, tattooing dates back to a very long time, in the Stone Age. Tattoos are not only a form of beauty but also have magical meanings. According to the concept of many ethnic groups, tattoos not only have aesthetic effects, but also impress people around them, they also have religious meanings, protect health and are one of the signs to identify acquaintances and family. row.
Previously, in the Truong Son - Central Highlands region, ethnic groups such as Brau, Xo Dang, and Co Tu had a custom of tattooing, most notably the Brau in Dak Me village, Bo Y commune, Ngoc Hoi district, Kon Tum province. Brau ethnic women have the custom of tattooing their faces and stretching their teeth. The Co Tu people in the mountainous region of Quang Nam are also famous for their tattoo custom. The art of tattooing of the Co Tu people was baseball jerseys custom mentioned by Le Pichon in an ethnographic study: “They often tattoo strange drawings; on the forehead padil ya ya (dancing woman); on the edges tattooed the sun; the eyebrows extend by a series of large black dots extending to the upper part of the ears; I have a star and a cross tattooed on my body.