Fingerprinting has been used all over the world for over 100 years. (Citation #1)  Everyone has their own set of fingerprints. A persons' fingerprints is their identity. Even twins, who look the same on the outside, have their own individual fingerprints where you can establish scientifically who is who. Once you are born, you have your own personal fingerprint. As years go on, the techniques have changed and evolved. There are also many different uses for fingerprinting now. Fingerprinting has become so familar throughout the world that it is considered to be "the greatest forensic tool in the history of forensic science" (Citation #2) Your fingerprint is just like your social security number, the only difference is that you can have your number and your identity stolen from losing that number. But you can never lose your fingerprint.