A couple of nice Clover Tattoos pictures I located:

Image from web page 73 of “An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians, written in Egypt throughout the years 1833-1835” (1842)
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Title: An account of the manners and customs of the modern day Egyptians, written in Egypt throughout the years 1833-1835
Year: 1842 (1840s)
Authors: Lane, Edward William, 1801-1876
Subjects: Egypt — Social life and customs Egypt — History 19th century
Publisher: London, Ward, Lock and co.

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a custom somewhat equivalent tothat above described : it consists in generating indelible marks of ablue or greenish hue upon the face and other parts, or, at least,upon the front of the chin, and upon the back of the proper hand,and often also upon the left hand, the correct arm, or each arms,the feet, the middle of the bosom, and the forehead : the mostcommon of these marks made upon the chin and hands are hererepresented. The operation is performed with many needles(typically seven) tied with each other : with these the skin is pricked inthe desired pattern : some smoke-black (of wood or oil), mixedwith milk from the breast of a lady, is then rubbed in andabout a week right after, before the skin has healed, a paste of thepounded fresh leaves of white beet or clover is apj^licd, and givesa blue or greenish colour to the marks: or, to create the sameeffect in a far more simple manner, some indigo is rubbed into the 34 THE Modern day EGYPTIANS. punctures, alternatively of the smoke-black, and so forth. It is generally per-

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A TATTOOED GIRL. % m WW II ( srECIMKNS OF TATTOOING ON THE CHIN.

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Image from page 101 of “The land and the Book or, Biblical illustrations drawn from the manners and customs, the scenes and scenery of the Holy Land” (1874)
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Title: The land and the Book or, Biblical illustrations drawn from the manners and customs, the scenes and scenery of the Holy Land
Year: 1874 (1870s)
Authors: Thomson, William McClure, 1806-1894
Subjects: Bible Bible
Publisher: New York, Harper

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t that which gives such a blue tinge to their lips ? Yes and these marks on the forehead, chin, breast, arms,hands, and feet, are all different patterns and figures of thismost ancient art. The impact is any thing but agreeable toour taste. All Orientals, nevertheless, have a passion for it.Moses either instituted some such custom, or appropriatedone already current to a religious purpose. He says. Andthou shalt show thy son in that day, saying, this is carried out be-result in of that which the Lord did unto me when I cameforth out of Egypt and it shall be for a sign unto thee uponthy hand, and for a memorial in between thine eyes (or 16th)for a token upon thy hand, and for frontlets amongst thineeyes.^ This practice of marking religious tokens upon thehands and arms is almost univeisal among the Arabs, of allsects and classes. Christian pilgrims to Jerusalem have theoperation performed there, as the most holv spot identified to ■ Hub. ii. 11. » Gen. i. 19. Exod. xiii. 9 and 16. THE LAND AND THE BOOK.

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6rE(IMEN:J OK TATTOOING. their religion. T have watclied the method of imprintmgthem, and it is not a little painful. A number of needlesare bound tightly collectively in the shape of the preferred fig-ure, or so that the figure can be marked out by them. Theskin being punctured in the required pattern, particular mix-tures of coloring matter are rubbed in, and the place bound TATTOOING—FRONTLETS. 93 with a tight bandage. Gunpowder, variously prepared, isvery generally employed, and it is that which gives to thetattooing of these Bedawin its bluish tinge. Mr. Lane tellsus that in Egypt smoke-black mixed with the milk of awoman is utilized, and subsequently a paste of fresh-poundedleaves of clover, or white beet, is applied, so as to give agreenish blue colour to the marks. It is properly ascertainedthat this tattooing prevailed in Egypt even before the timeof Moses. If he appropriated it to sacred purposes, thepatterns may possibly have been so devised as to commemorate thedeliverance of the youngsters of Israe

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