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A Māori Chief with tattoos (moko) seen by Cook and his crew
Japanese wrestler with full body tattoos (c.1800s)
.A tattoo is a marking made by inserting indelible ink into the layers of skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons.^ I can't wait for that edward tattoo to turn into some hideous deformed sagging skin monster in 50 years.
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.Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding.^ One of the most popular flower type used for tattooing is rose.
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^ Tattoos on humans are a type of body modification, while tattoos on animals are most often used for identification.
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^ Tattoos are made on both animals and humans; it is used in animals for identification purposes while it is made on humans as a form of body modification and a form ...

The term "tattoo" or from Tahiti, "Tatau" is first referenced by Joseph Banks, the naturalist aboard Cook's ship the "Endeavour" in 1769 where he mentions it in his journal. To paraphrase. he states, "I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humor or disposition".
.Tattooing has been practiced worldwide.^ Tattooing has been practiced worldwide.
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.The Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, traditionally wore facial tattoos.^ The Ainu , the indigenous people of Japan, traditionally wore facial tattoos.
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^ The Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, traditionally wore facial tattoos.
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^ Today the Maori people of New Zealand and the Berbers of Tamazgha can be easily seen wearing facial tattoos.

Today one can find Berbers of Tamazgha (North Africa), Māori of New Zealand, Arabic people in East-Turkey and Atayal of Taiwan with facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples and among certain tribal groups in the Taiwan, Philippines, Borneo, Mentawai Islands, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, New Zealand and Micronesia. .Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular in many parts of the world.^ Tattoos can be worn by anyone and in any part of the world!
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^ Though there is some taboo associated with tattoos but still tattoos are quite popular world over.
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^ Tattoo Ink explores the world of tattoo art.
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Etymology

The OED gives the etymology of tattoo as "In 18th c. tattaow, tattow. From Polynesian tatau. In Tahitian, tatu." The word tatau was introduced as a loan word into English, the pronunciation being changed to conform to English phonology as "tattoo".[1] Sailors on later voyages introduced both the word and reintroduced the concept of tattooing to Europe.[2]
.Tattoo enthusiasts may refer to tattoos as "Ink", "Tats", "Art", "Pieces", or "Work"; and to the tattooists as "Artists". The latter usage is gaining greater support, with mainstream art galleries holding exhibitions of both conventional and custom tattoo designs.^ Original as in getting someone else's literary work/art on you?, tattooing your own stuff yourself might be more original.
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^ As a professional tattoo artist working in Las Vegas I can agree that these are very amateur tattoos.
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Copyrighted tattoo designs that are mass-produced and sent to tattoo artists are known as flash, a notable instance of industrial design. .Flash sheets are prominently displayed in many tattoo parlors for the purpose of providing both inspiration and ready-made tattoo images to customers.^ When you are ready for a tattoo, we also provide a tattoo parlor locator.
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^ I custom made my own tattoo.
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^ Tattoo Johnny Offers tattoo flash for both the tattoo parlor owner and the individual customer.

.The Japanese word irezumi means "insertion of ink" and can mean tattoos using tebori, the traditional Japanese hand method, a Western-style machine, or for that matter, any method of tattooing using insertion of ink.^ The tattoo "La Tua Cantante" is lame,BUT the meaning of the words .....is not.
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.The most common word used for traditional Japanese tattoo designs is Horimono.^ Comments such as "what a stupid chic" or "what a tool" are usually the most common after a poem tattoo.
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.Japanese may use the word "tattoo" to mean non-Japanese styles of tattooing.^ This may explain the popularity of Japanese tattoos.

^ Here are some images that are frequently used in Japanese style tattoos : .
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^ Tattoo styles and designs are as varied as people : Tribal, Celtic, Japanese, Kanji and Chinese Symbols, Old School, Realistic.

In Taiwan, facial tattoos of the Atayal tribe are named "Badasun"; they are used to demonstrate that an adult man can protect his homeland, and that an adult woman is qualified to weave cloth and perform housekeeping.[citation needed]
.The anthropologist Ling Roth in 1900 described four methods of skin marking and suggested they be differentiated under the names of tatu, moko, cicatrix, and keloid.^ Another strong negative is that tattoos are difficult and costly to remove, and they may leave a permanent ugly mark on your skin.
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^ Tag details A tattoo is a permanent marking made by inserting ink under the skin.
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^ They are listed under a variety of names such as chrome green, casalic green and guignet’s green.

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History

A tattoo on the right arm of a Scythian chieftain, whose mummy was discovered at Pazyryk, Russia
Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since around Neolithic times. Ötzi the Iceman, dating from the fourth to fifth millennium BC, was found in the Ötz valley in the Alps and had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle. [19] Other mummies bearing tattoos and dating from the end of the second millennium BC have been discovered, such as the Mummy of Amunet from Ancient Egypt and the mummies at Pazyryk on the Ukok Plateau.[4]
Pre-Christian Germanic, Celtic and other central and northern European tribes were often heavily tattooed, according to surviving accounts. The Picts were famously tattooed (or scarified) with elaborate dark blue woad (or possibly copper for the blue tone) designs. .Julius Caesar described these tattoos in Book V of his Gallic Wars (54 BC).^ You never know, some of these girls may still love the book when they are old and their tattoos are droopy looking.
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.Tattooing in Japan is thought to go back to the Paleolithic era, some ten thousand years ago.^ I can't wait for that edward tattoo to turn into some hideous deformed sagging skin monster in 50 years.
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.November 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Various other cultures have had their own tattoo traditions, ranging from rubbing cuts and other wounds with ashes, to hand-pricking the skin to insert dyes.^ LMAO danielle, its a girl, and those arent her hands, im guessing its the hands of the tattoo artist holding up her shirt with one hand and taking the photo with the other .
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Tattooing in the Western world today has its origins in Polynesia, and in the discovery of tatau by eighteenth century explorers. .The Polynesian practice became popular among European sailors, before spreading to Western societies generally.^ The Polynesians spread the practice of tattooing throughout Southeast Asia, and then sent it around the world when they tattooed the sailors they encountered.

^ The practice has existed since ancient Egypt, and in our contemporary society has become a popular way for people of all ages to express themselves.

^ Exactly where and when the word "tattoo" originated is open to debate, but it is certain that it was a corruption of the polynesian word tatau , picked up by the early European sailors exploring the Southern Ocean.
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Purposes

Decorative and spiritual uses

Tattooing is a tradition among indigenous peoples around the world.
Tattoos have served as rites of passage, marks of status and rank, symbols of religious and spiritual devotion, decorations for bravery, sexual lures and marks of fertility, pledges of love, punishment, amulets and talismans, protection, and as the marks of outcasts, slaves and convicts. .The symbolism and impact of tattoos varies in different places and cultures.^ Each different culture had different reasonings for tattooing its members .
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^ The method of tattooing also varied from culture to culture.
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^ Cultural tattoos are placed using the time-honored methods of a certain cultural ethnicity or heritage such as the South Pacific Islands.
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.Tattoos may show how a person feels about a relative (commonly mother/father or daughter/son) or about an unrelated person.^ How does it feel like to be tattooed?
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^ A mother and son - bond - with shared tattoos.
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^ Tattoo Designs Tattoo designs and personal stories about tattoos.

A memorial tattoo of a deceased loved one's initials
Today, people choose to be tattooed for cosmetic, sentimental/memorial, religious, and magical reasons, and to symbolize their belonging to or identification with particular groups, including criminal gangs (see criminal tattoos) but also a particular ethnic group or law-abiding subculture. Some Māori still choose to wear intricate moko on their faces. In Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, the yantra tattoo is used for protection against evil and to increase luck. .In the Philippines certain tribal groups believe that tattoos have magical qualities, and help to protect their bearers.^ Tattooed designs are thought by various peoples to provide magical protection against sickness or misfortune, or they serve to identify the wearer’s rank, status, or membership in a group.
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^ Thais believe yantra tattoos provide special protection from bad luck or evil.
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^ Our Tribal Band temporary tattoo designs are of the highest quality and last for ages .
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.Most traditional tattooing in the Philippines is related to the bearer's accomplishments in life or rank in the tribe.^ Though most are associated with the clan or tribe a person is with, each design has a special meaning in Celtic tradition and that meaning can be portrayed as a tattoo.
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^ Still Life Painting from Reference A very accomplished oil painter and illustrator Shawn Barber has taught at many universities and tattoo conventions around the world.

^ Weather it be an extreme concern for your cultural roots or something of significant importance to you, the tattoo designs that you choose will be one of the most important decisions of your life.

Extensive decorative tattooing is common among members of traditional freak shows and by performance artists who follow in their tradition.

Identification

A Nazi concentration camp identification tattoo
People have also been forcibly tattooed. A well known example is the identification system for inmates in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Tattoos have also been used for identification in other ways. .For example, in the period of early contact between the Māori and Europeans, Māori chiefs sometimes drew their moko (facial tattoo) on documents in place of a signature.^ Following contact with Europeans, the Ojibwas drew on the skin with a stick dipped in gunpowder dissolved in water.
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^ Then on the mummified remains which have survived, the tattoos were noted on torsos, limbs, hands, the fingers and thumbs, and sometimes facial tattooing was practiced.
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^ They brought their art to New Zealand and developed a facial style of tattooing called Moko which is still being used today.
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Tattoos are sometimes used by forensic pathologists to help them identify burned, putrefied, or mutilated bodies. .Tattoo pigment is buried deep enough in the skin that even severe burns are not likely to destroy a tattoo.^ Lasers are used to destroy the pigments in the tattoo .
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^ Even today people with tattoos are still banned from businesses like fitness centers, in an attempt to restrict the yakuza from entering their place.
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^ Tattoos may interfere with proper medical tests like an MRI; misdiagnoses could be made due to the iron oxide and heavy metal pigments in the tattoos.
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[citation needed] .For many centuries seafarers have undergone tattooing for the purpose of enabling identification after drowning.^ Tattoos are not only a means of expressing individuality, but they are also a means of identification and even a rite of passage for many members of the military.
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^ Thus exited skin art from Western culture for many centuries, Though Marco Polo described Tattoos on some Chinese he met.
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^ Tattoos are made on both animals and humans; it is used in animals for identification purposes while it is made on humans as a form of body modification and a form ...

.In this way recovered bodies of such drowned persons could be connected with their family members or friends before burial.^ He sees it as a personal protest to the outrageous acts of 9/11, and as a way of connecting with his family's military history (which includes his wife, a doctor with the 60th Medical Group on active duty in the USAF).
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^ It is suggested that mothers wait at least until the child's first birthday to give their bodies a chance to recover completely from childbirth before getting a tattoo.
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^ These facial marks could be symbolic of many things, like family lineage or where they came from, or could be a personal design of their own.
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Therefore tattooists often worked in ports where potential customers were numerous. .The traditional custom continues today in the Royal Navy (Great Britain) and in many others.^ Ami feels that many of today’s artists have no respect for the time-honored traditions of tattooing.

^ Like many other world cultures the Japanese had a traditional and distinctive version of tattoo art.
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.Mark of a deserter from the British Army.^ In the 19th century, released U.S. convicts and British army deserters were identified by tattoos, and later the inmates of Siberian prisons and Nazi concentration camps were similarly marked.
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.Tattoo on skin and equipment.^ Unsterile tattooing equipment and needles can transmit infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus ("staph") bacteria * .
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Displayed at Army Medical Services Museum.
.Tattoos are also placed on animals, though very rarely for decorative reasons.^ Place the animal in the tattooing position.
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^ Tattooing proper has been practiced in most parts of the world, though it is rare among populations with the darkest skin colour and absent from most of China (at least in recent centuries).
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^ When positioning the tattoo, take care that the tattoo is positioned where it will not incorporate any folds of skin and be placed in the ear so that it is readable when the ear is opened and looked at from the left side of the animal.
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Pets, show animals, thoroughbred horses and livestock are sometimes tattooed with identification and other marks. .Pet dogs and cats are often tattooed with a serial number (usually in the ear, or on the inner thigh) via which their owners can be identified.^ Rosary tattoo designs are often combined with praying hands, a heart, a cross or with words, usually a Bible quote or verse.
  • Christian Tattoos | Cross, Jesus, Rosary, Virgin Mary, Praying Hands, Devil Tattoo Designs 16 September 2009 12:56 UTC www.freetattoodesigns.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Today's tattoos are often seen as a form of body art, as a way to express inner creativity.
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^ Hispanic tattoos often feature words as well, usually a Bible verse, perhaps accompanied by a loved one’s name.
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Also, animals are occasionally tattooed to prevent sunburn (on the nose, for example). .Such tattoos are often performed by a veterinarian and in most cases the animals are anesthetized during the process.^ In most cases it can completely remove tattoos.
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^ Whatever the motives, removing an unwanted tattoo is possible and can be performed in most cases with outstanding results and without scarring.
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^ Celtic shield knot tattoo design A four-section design, the shield knot is most often associated with the Celts although its origins are believed to be in an earlier time.

Branding is used for similar reasons and is often performed without anesthesia, but is different from tattooing as no ink or dye is inserted during the process.

Cosmetic

.When used as a form of cosmetics, tattooing includes permanent makeup and hiding or neutralizing skin discolorations.^ I can't wait for that edward tattoo to turn into some hideous deformed sagging skin monster in 50 years.
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Permanent makeup is the use of tattoos to enhance eyebrows, lips (liner and/or lipstick), eyes (liner), and even moles, usually with natural colors as the designs are intended to resemble makeup.

Medical

.Medical tattoos are used to ensure instruments are properly located for repeated application of radiotherapy and for the areola in some forms of breast reconstruction.^ In addition to body art, tattoos are used for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes – from permanent make-up (eyeliner and lip liner, for example), to camouflage for unsightly scars and replacement of the areolae in mastectomy patients.

^ There are many different ways in which you can obtain a tattoo, but whether old-fashion or modern techniques are used, the skin is punctured with a sharp instrument.

^ Hollywood movies like Red Dragon have added some more fascinations in it and then there are WWE fighter and rock stars, which uses the tattoos for various symbolizations.

.Tattooing has also been used to convey medical information about the wearer (e.g.^ Each tattoo design was unique to that individual and since it conveyed specific information about their status, rank, ancestry and abilities, it has accurately been described as a form of id card or passport, a kind of aesthetic bar code for the face.
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^ Well, some people think of it that way, because they have never truly grasped the whole idea that tattoos convey to the public and to the wearer.

^ Even if you don’t want to show meaning through a symbol, you can use your pet as a basis for your tattoo to show your love towards your pet that you care dearly about.
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blood group).

Prevalence

.Tattoos have experienced a resurgence in popularity in many parts of the world, particularly in North and South America, Japan, and Europe.^ Breastfeeding and tattooing are enjoying resurgence in popularity.
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^ The Reasons Behind Polynesian Tattoos Polynesian tattoos are one of the many kinds of ancient art that has managed to infiltrate the modern world of tattooing that exists today.
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^ Tattooing proper has been practiced in most parts of the world, though it is rare among populations with the darkest skin colour and absent from most of China (at least in recent centuries).
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.The growth in tattoo culture has seen an influx of new artists into the industry, many of whom have technical and fine arts training.^ New Tattoo Artist Wanted ads .
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^ Many South Carolina tattoo artists also advise against exposing one's tattoo to the sun for extended periods since this can contribute to fading of the image.
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^ These types of tattoos consist of bold lines and geographical patterns which are prevalent in the culture of the Maori people in New Zealand where these designs are originally ...

.Coupled with advancements in tattoo pigments and the ongoing refinement of the equipment used for tattooing, this has led to an improvement in the quality of tattoos being produced.^ Lasers are used to destroy the pigments in the tattoo .
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^ Realistic and Artistic Temporary Tattoos using safe FDA approved cosmetic pigments.

^ If the equipment used to create your tattoo is contaminated with the blood of an infected person, you can contract a number of serious blood-borne diseases.
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During the first decade of the 21st century, the presence of tattoos became evident within pop culture, inspiring television shows such as A&E's Inked and TLC's Miami Ink and LA Ink. The decoration of blues singer Janis Joplin with a wristlet and a small heart on her left breast, by the San Francisco tattoo artist Lyle Tuttle, has been called a seminal moment in the popular acceptance of tattoos as art.[7] Tattoos are generally considered an important part of the culture of the Russian mafia.
Woman with lower back tattoo
.Formal interest in the art of the tattoo has become prominent in the 1990s through the beginning of the 21st century.^ The first is to look through the tattoo designs carefully, do this with a pen and paper at your side and jot down, or sketch the ones that interest you.
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^ By 1986, tattoo arts had become a subject of interest even for such publications as the Wall Street Journal .
  • The Changing Cultural Status of Tattoo Art: A Report 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattooartist.com [Source type: News]

^ Tattooed Indians and Polynesians—and, later, Europeans tattooed abroad—attracted much interest at exhibits, fairs, and circuses in Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • tattoo (body decoration) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Contemporary art exhibitions and visual art institutions have featured tattoos as art through such means as displaying tattoo flash, examining the works of tattoo artists, or otherwise incorporating examples of body art into mainstream exhibits.^ This is a good example of the idiocy that is "body art."
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And to the tatoo artist,if people are willing to put "unoriginal","boring",easy tattoo on their bodies it obviously means something very important to them.And to overcharge and laugh at them is not only very unprofessional of you, but makes you a tool as well.
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^ For example, tattooing her whole outside of her body in twilight tattoos, and if she ran out of room, she would find a way to tattoo her insides as well.
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.One such 2009 Chicago exhibition Freaks & Flash featured both examples of historic body art as well as the tattoo artists which produced it.^ This is a good example of the idiocy that is "body art."
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sailor Jerry is historically one one of the most famous tattoo artists ever.
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^ Both words refer to the art of tattooing .
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In many traditional cultures tattooing has also enjoyed a resurgence, partially in deference to cultural heritage. Historically, a decline in traditional tribal tattooing in Europe occurred with the spread of Christianity. However, some Christian groups, such as the Knights of St. John of Malta, sported tattoos to show their allegiance. A decline often occurred in other cultures following European efforts to convert aboriginal and indigenous people to Western religious and cultural practices that held tattooing to be a "pagan" or "heathen" activity. .Within some traditional indigenous cultures, tattooing takes place within the context of a rite of passage between adolescence and adulthood.^ But in some Asian cultures, having religious tattoos is traditional practice.
  • Best Tattoos Tattoo Videos and Pictures 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC besttattoos.info [Source type: General]

^ Tribal tattoos consist of an exciting array of tattoo design possibilities, ranging from the traditional tribal designs of indigenous and aboriginal cultures to the latest in graphic design for the ink-hungry body.
  • Top 50 Most Popular Tattoo Designs 16 October 2009 10:52 UTC mag.rankmytattoos.com [Source type: General]

^ In Rome , tattoos were usually found on slave s and criminal s, and in Tahiti , tattoos serve to tell the story of the wearers life , with the first tattoo being seen as a rite of passage to manhood .
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.Many studies have been done of the tattooed population and society's view of tattoos.^ Many people within the tattoo community (and outside it as well) feel alienated from the current political process, marginalized by their views, and powerless to effect change.
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^ "The same Denmark studies also disclosed less than 4.8 in the general population were tattooed."
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^ Article Edit Discuss View History One of many designs to choose from Choosing a tattoo should be a thorough process.
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.In June 2006 the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology published the results of a telephone survey which took place in 2004. It found that 36% of Americans ages 18–29, 24% of those 30-40 and 15% of those 41-51 had a tattoo.^ Feel horrible for the guy who took those pictures in the first place.
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  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[9] .In September 2006, the Pew Research Center conducted a telephone survey which found that 36% of Americans ages 18–25, 40% of those 26-40 and 10% of those 41-64 had a tattoo.^ Almost as bad as those hideous "unique" tribal tattoos that so many fücktards get, even though 10 million other guidos also have them.
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[10] .In January 2008, a survey conducted online by Harris Interactive estimated that 14% of all adults in the United States have a tattoo, just slightly down from 2003, when 16% had a tattoo.^ So just know if you get a poem tattoo the second you round the corner leaving the shop we all die laughing at you.
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.The highest incidence of tattoos was found among the gay, lesbian and bisexual population (25%) and people living in the West (20%).^ And it's not just anchors, skulls, and battleships anymore — from school emblems to Celtic designs to personalized symbols, people have found many ways to express themselves with their tattoos.
  • Tattoos 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC kidshealth.org [Source type: General]

^ Some people decide to get tattoos in remembrance of a lost loved one, some wish to commemorate an important event in their lives.
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^ Once you have thought about all of the social issues and stereotypes about people with tattoos, what your employer and family is going to think, and if you can live with it for the rest of your ...
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Among age groups, 9% of those ages 18–24, 32% of those 25-29, 25% of those 30-39 and 12% of those 40-49 have tattoos, as do 8% of those 50-64. Men are just slightly more likely to have a tattoo than women (15% versus 13%)[11]

Negative associations

Conspicuous tattoos and other body modification can make gainful employment difficult in many fields.
.In Japan, tattoos are strongly associated with the yakuza, particularly full body tattoos done the traditional Japanese way (Tebori).^ For example, tattooing her whole outside of her body in twilight tattoos, and if she ran out of room, she would find a way to tattoo her insides as well.
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Certain public Japanese bathhouses (sentō) and gymnasiums often openly ban those bearing large or graphic tattoos in an attempt to prevent Yakuza from entering.
.In the United States many prisoners and criminal gangs use distinctive tattoos to indicate facts about their criminal behavior, prison sentences, and organizational affiliation.^ Christians generally disapprove of tattooing, despite the fact of the widespread use of it by many even today.

^ Foot tattoos are very popular among many career and professional women for the simple fact that it is not so overbearing and very personal.

^ The United States became a centre of influence in tattoo designs, especially with the spread of U.S. tattooers’ pattern sheets.
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[12] A tear tattoo, for example, can be symbolic of murder, with each tear representing the death of a friend. At the same time, members of the U.S. military have an equally well established and longstanding history of tattooing to indicate military units, battles, kills, etc., an association which remains widespread among older Americans. Tattooing is also common in the British Armed Forces.
Tattooing was also used by the Nazi regime in Concentration camps to tag prisoners.[citation needed]
Insofar as this cultural or subcultural use of tattoos predates the widespread popularity of tattoos in the general population, tattoos are still associated with criminality. .Although the general acceptance of tattoos is on the rise in Western society, they still carry a heavy stigma among certain social groups.^ Although her permanent home is still in Hawai'i, Tricia regularly schedules tattoo trips to both Northern and Southern California by advance appointment.
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^ As societies grow more complex and the division of economic and social labor becomes more refined, tattooing becomes more a matter of individual choice and serves the purpose of self-expression...
  • The Changing Cultural Status of Tattoo Art: A Report 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattooartist.com [Source type: News]

^ Remember that before they were items that were part of the consumer culture in the western world, tattoos were tribal in nature.
  • Tattoos - 1000's of Tattoo Designs and Ink Pictures at Tattoos.org 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoos.org [Source type: General]

.The prevalence of women in the tattoo industry, along with larger numbers of women bearing tattoos, appears to be changing negative perceptions.^ Its not all that surprising to note that the largest number of tattooed in Japan belong to the underworld, and in America tattoos are most prevalent either in jail or hard rock bands ."
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^ While each of the star tattoos bear a symbolic meaning, heart tattoos represent the sign of romance and love, flower tattoos hold natural beauty along with feminine exclusivities.
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^ The physical nature of many local tattooing establishments also changed as increasing numbers of operators adopted .
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[citation needed] A study of "at-risk" (as defined by school absenteeism and truancy) adolescent girls showed a positive correlation between body-modification and negative feelings towards the body and self-esteem; however, also illustrating a strong motive for body-modification as the search for "self and attempts to attain mastery and control over the body in an age of increasing alienation."[13]

Religious perspectives

Christianity

.There is no consistent Christian position on tattooing.^ With a clean tattoo shop , there is no risk of AIDS or other bloodborne pathogens , so why not?
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^ Getting a tattoo involves piercing the skin, and so there is going to be some pain involved, no complication how small the tattoo and no complication where it is on your body.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

^ Lower Back Tribal Tattoos Whatever the size you want your tattoo to be, there is no doubt that the best body part to get them inked is your lower back.
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

.The majority of Christians do not take issue with the practice, while a minority uphold the Jewish view against tattoos (see below) based on Leviticus 19:28. Tattoos of Christian symbols are common.^ Either way, wishing death on a person is a bit of an over-reaction and (practically speaking) a bit too late to take care of the Twilight issue.
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Catholic Croats of Bosnia and Herzegovina used tattooing, especially of children, for perceived protection against forced conversion to Islam during Turkish occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina(1463-1878). .This form of tattooing continued long past its original motivation, though it was forbidden during Yugoslavian communism.^ I don’t have any tattoos and my body is in it’s original form.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

^ Body Modification The Beauty of Henna Tattoos: A Unique Form of Art Henna tattoos have become a recent phenomenon in the U.S., but Henna has been used for as long as 5000 years in other parts of the world.

^ Michael McCabe Tattooing New York City: Style and Continuity in a Changing Art Form .
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Tattooing was performed during spring time or during special religious celebrations such as the Day of St. Joseph, and consisted mostly of Christian crosses on hands, fingers, forearms, and below the neck and on the chest.[14]
Coptic .Christians who live in Egypt tattoo themselves with the symbols of Coptic crosses on their wrists.^ And it's not just anchors, skulls, and battleships anymore — from school emblems to Celtic designs to personalized symbols, people have found many ways to express themselves with their tattoos.

^ The North American people who of Celtic origin wear these symbols as Celtic tattoos to show that they are of Celtic descent.
  • Celtic Tattoo Designs | Celtic Design Tattoos & Symbol Meanings 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC celtic-tattoo.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many people who have Chinese tattoos feel that they are very much symbolic representations of their inner feelings and personality.

Islam

Tattoos are usually considered forbidden in Sunni Islam. According to the book of Sunni traditions, Sahih Bukhari, "The Prophet forbade [...] mutilation (or maiming) of bodies."[15] Sunni Muslims believe tattooing is haraam (ie. forbidden) because it involves changing the creation of .Allah, and because the Prophet cursed the one who does tattoos and the one for whom that is done.^ Does she have a permanent tattoo on here own body or plan on having one in the next few years?
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

^ Don't go and get a tattoo just because you saw someone with one and you thought he or she was cool.
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^ Yet another tattooed Mandalorian was Canderous Ordo , who was emblazoned with a tattoo of the Mandalorian symbol on one of his shoulders.
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[16] .There is, however, difference of scholarly Sunni Muslim opinion as to the reason why tattoos are forbidden.^ Each different culture had different reasonings for tattooing its members .
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^ There are different types of tattoos available ...
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

^ There are numerous reasons for wanting or not wanting a tattoo.
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[17] The use of temporary tattoo made with Henna is very common in Muslim North-Africa. The permissibility of tattoos is debated in Shi'a Islam, with some Shi'a pointing to a fatwa by Ayatollah Sistani stating they are halal (permitted).[18]

Judaism

Tattoos are forbidden in Judaism[19] based on the Torah (Leviticus 19:28): "You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves: I am the Lord." The prohibition is explained by contemporary rabbis as part of a general prohibition on body modification that does not serve a medical purpose (such as to correct a deformity). .Maimonides, a leading 12th century scholar of Jewish law and thought, explains the prohibition against tattoos as a Jewish response to paganism.^ I'm just against tattoos that aren't well-thought out, in regards to placement and long-term meaning.
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since it was common practice for ancient pagan worshipers to tattoo themselves with religious iconography and names of gods, Judaism prohibited tattoos entirely in order to disassociate from other religions.^ Religious tattoos are quite common nowadays.
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^ In Hindu religion, tattooing is also common practice as part of their culture.
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^ There are also numerous ancient texts associating this practice with pagan worship.
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.In modern times, the association of tattoos with Nazi concentration camps and the Holocaust has given an additional level for revulsion to the practice of tattooing, even among many otherwise fairly secular Jews.^ This practice continued even after tattooing was introduced.
  • Learn How To Tattoo 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC howtotattoo.net [Source type: General]

^ There are many different ways in which you can obtain a tattoo, but whether old-fashion or modern techniques are used, the skin is punctured with a sharp instrument.

^ It is in the same era that I was a face in the Rocky Horror Picture Show , whose hero has indeed, several tattoos: one of which being a number, as commonly was given in a concentration camp .
  • tattoo@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

Procedure

Modern tattoo machine in use: here outfitted with a 5-needle setup, but number of needles depends on size and shading desired.
.Tattooing involves the placement of pigment into the skin's dermis, the layer of dermal tissue underlying the epidermis.^ Dermabrasion has limited efficacy because tattoo ink is usually too deep in the skin layers to be removed entirely with this method.
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^ As new layers of skin grow, the old tattoo is pushed towards the surface.
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^ Old School Tattoo Designs Tattoos are actually a form of dermal pigmentation where a design is imprinted in the skin by inserting a pigment into the skin.
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

After initial injection, pigment is dispersed throughout a homogenized damaged layer down through the epidermis and upper dermis, in both of which the presence of foreign material activates the immune system's phagocytes to engulf the pigment particles. As healing proceeds, the damaged epidermis flakes away (eliminating surface pigment) while deeper in the skin granulation tissue forms, which is later converted to connective tissue by collagen growth. This mends the upper dermis, where pigment remains trapped within fibroblasts, ultimately concentrating in a layer just below the dermis/epidermis boundary. .Its presence there is stable, but in the long term (decades) the pigment tends to migrate deeper into the dermis, accounting for the degraded detail of old tattoos.^ There are many different ways in which you can obtain a tattoo, but whether old-fashion or modern techniques are used, the skin is punctured with a sharp instrument.

^ It didn't take me long to read the guide as it is well written, no complicated terms or phrases, just plain english, combining all the major facts of tattooing right down to the smallest details that make all the difference.

^ Modern tattooing is done by injecting pigment around 1 mm under the skin, directly into the more stable dermis layer, using a needle vibrating several hundred times a minute.
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[20]
.Some tribal cultures traditionally created tattoos by cutting designs into the skin and rubbing the resulting wound with ink, ashes or other agents; some cultures continue this practice, which may be an adjunct to scarification.^ This practice continued even after tattooing was introduced.
  • Learn How To Tattoo 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC howtotattoo.net [Source type: General]

^ The creation of the tattoo starts with a picture or design which the artist copyies in the final product and when the artist is finished the tattoo can be anything, a logo, tribal art, a design, a painting, or the good ol' heart with the word "mother" in the center.
  • Artists - Henna, Temporary Tattoos & Bindi - Henna Tattoo, Temporary Tattoo, Tattoos 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.partypop.com [Source type: News]

^ Although Christian missionaries tried to stop the procedure, the women maintained that tattoos around their mouths and chins prevented the skin becoming wrinkled and kept them young; the practice was apparently continued as recently as the 1970s.
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.Some cultures create tattooed marks by hand-tapping the ink into the skin using sharpened sticks or animal bones (made like needles) with clay formed disks or, in modern times, needles.^ Tattoos are meant to make permanent marks into human skin ...
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

^ During this same time period, the cultural push to be identified as lesbians- or at least different- all the time was so powerful that it generated a new form of identification among the tough bar lesbians: a star tattoo on the top of the wrist, which was usually covered by a watch.
  • Best Tattoos Tattoo Videos and Pictures 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC besttattoos.info [Source type: General]

^ Our tattoos are hand printed one at a time and are of the highest quality available.
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Traditional Japanese tattoos (Horimono) are still "hand-poked," that is, the ink is inserted beneath the skin using non-electrical, hand-made and hand held tools with needles of sharpened bamboo or steel. This method is known as tebori.
Traditional two coil tattoo machine
.The most common method of tattooing in modern times is the electric tattoo machine, which inserts ink into the skin via a group of needles that are soldered onto a bar, which is attached to an oscillating unit.^ Guess what ladies, most men don't want a girl with tattoos let alone ink stains as ridiculous as these.
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I can't wait for that edward tattoo to turn into some hideous deformed sagging skin monster in 50 years.
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^ Comments such as "what a stupid chic" or "what a tool" are usually the most common after a poem tattoo.
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The unit rapidly and repeatedly drives the needles in and out of the skin, usually 80 to 150 times a second. This modern procedure is ordinarily sanitary. .The needles are single-use needles that come packaged individually.^ A small single needle is used to create the outline of your tattoo, and a row of needles are used for shading and filling in the tattoo.

^ All needles are used only ONCE per client, all ink trays and ink cups are single use, all medicines are single use.
  • Official Website of Ambrosia Tattoo Gallery, L.L.C. by "Doz". 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tatguy.com [Source type: General]

.The tattoo artist must wash not only his or her hands, but they must also wash the area that will be tattooed.^ Markus-Lenhard-Netherlands-Tattoo When I think about artists who do really great colorful biomech tattoos they are usually the spiritual, dreamer type.

^ With The Art Of Tattoo you will gain first-hand "Insider" knowledge and expert advice from experienced Tattoo Artists and Professionals.
  • TattooFever.net - 1000s Of Tattoo Designs To Download! 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoofever.net [Source type: General]

^ Tattoo artists are like other artists, meaning that they tend to schedule lots of clients at once.
  • Tattoos - 1000's of Tattoo Designs and Ink Pictures at Tattoos.org 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoos.org [Source type: General]

.Gloves must be worn at all times and the wound must be wiped frequently with a wet disposable towel of some kind.^ If you re looking for all kinds of information on the different types of tattoos available, we hope this site can help you get some good tattoo designs ideas.
  • Tattoos - 1000's of Tattoo Designs and Ink Pictures at Tattoos.org 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoos.org [Source type: General]

.Prices for this service vary widely globally and locally, depending on the complexity of the tattoo, the skill and expertise of the artist, the attitude of the customer, the costs of running a business, the economics of supply and demand, etc.^ And hey, if a tattoo artist is successful enough, he can run his own business.
  • Geek Tattoos | Geek Tattoo Pictures | Video Game Tattoos 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.celebritytattoos.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We follow our own advise with the success of Off the Map Tattoo, our local studio in MA with over 40 guest artists a year.

^ Depending on the tattoo design you have in mind, it may take quite a few hours before the artist has finished.
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.The time it takes to get a tattoo is in proportion with its size and complexity.^ The length of time it will take to complete your tattoo depends on your skin and complexity of the design.

^ In recent times, girls are very much fond of taking larger size tattoos that bear eye-striking look in their shapes.
  • Tattoos for girls 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.luxemag.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Leonard Seahawk - Leonard Weaver, gets two tattoos in his first time in the chair at Ambrosia Tattoo Gallery, L.L.C. Leonard - gets "Takes Over" and he has.
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.A small one of simple design might take fifteen minutes, whereas an elaborate sleeve tattoo or back piece requires multiple sessions of several hours each.^ You know, those tattoos are all of really simple design, and yet nearly all of them are really poorly done.
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ AND HEY IF THEY WANT A TATTOO THEY CAN GET ONE IT'S THERE LIFE and I've seen worser Tattoos for stupider things and I feel Twilight is WORTH IT SO GET OFF THEIR BACKS !!!
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The modern electric tattoo machine is far removed from the machine invented by Samuel O'Reilly in 1891. O'Reilly's machine was based on the rotary technology of the electric engraving device invented by Thomas Edison. Modern tattoo machines use electromagnetic coils. The first coil machine was patented by Thomas Riley in London, 1891 using a single coil. The first twin coil machine, the predecessor of the modern configuration, was invented by another Englishman, Alfred Charles South of London, in 1899.

Dyes and pigments

.Early tattoo inks were obtained directly from nature and were extremely limited in pigment variety.^ Rediscovering Tribal Tattoos Man by nature, is extremely creative.
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

^ Myri Antilles startling her father [src] A tattoo was a permanent insertion of ink or other pigments below the skin using a sharp instrument.
  • Tattoo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Today, an almost unlimited number of colors and shades of tattoo ink are mass-produced and sold to parlors worldwide.^ Other Soviet prisonersofwar had their Identification numbers written on their chests with indelible ink, but this wore off too quickly.4 Thus tattooing of most Soviet prisonersofwar was eventually implemented.
  • Learn How To Tattoo 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC howtotattoo.net [Source type: General]

^ Tattoo Artist Salary As a general rule, a tattoo artist salary is based on a number of factors that are similar to any other job in the marketplace today.
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

^ Unlike most other tattoos which you can pick up and get inked from tattoo parlors.

.Tattoo artists commonly mix these inks to create their own unique pigments.^ This fashion statement is a conversation piece and artwork of each piece is created by Illustrators, Painters and Tattoo artists from around the world.
  • Sleeve Tattoo - Slip On Fake Tattoo Sleeves 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.bewild.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tattoo artists and body art enthusiasts from across the country – and throughout the world – are expected to attend to marvel at inked creations and piercings through the most unlikely of body parts.
  • Best Tattoos Tattoo Videos and Pictures 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC besttattoos.info [Source type: General]

^ Time is money and the more time your artists spends creating your custom tattoo design the more you will pay.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

A wide range of dyes and pigments can be used in tattoos, from inorganic materials like titanium dioxide and iron oxides to carbon black, azo dyes, and acridine, quinoline, phthalocyanine and naphthol derivates, dyes made from ash, and other mixtures. Iron oxide pigments are used in greater extent in cosmetic tattooing.
.Modern tattooing inks are carbon based pigments that have uses outside of commercial tattoo applications.^ If fresh ink is not used, then the last person who was tattooed who had any kind of transmittable disease could leave behind that virus or bacteria.
  • Bible.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC bible.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Myri Antilles startling her father [src] A tattoo was a permanent insertion of ink or other pigments below the skin using a sharp instrument.
  • Tattoo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Owner: Clarie, Scottland (Clare got this tattoo 8 years ago based on a similar image I ended up using for mine) .

In 2005 at Northern Arizona University a study characterized the makeup of tattoo inks (Finley-Jones and Wagner). .The FDA expects local authorities to legislate and test tattoo pigments and inks made for the use of permanent cosmetics.^ This tattoo was made of yoro root pigment .
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^ If fresh ink is not used, then the last person who was tattooed who had any kind of transmittable disease could leave behind that virus or bacteria.
  • Bible.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC bible.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You can look online for some ideas, or look at some of the already made designs at your local tattoo studio.
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.In California, the state prohibits certain ingredients and pursues companies who fail to notify the consumer of the contents of tattoo pigments.^ Some of our customers state that they have spent months looking for a certain tattoo design.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

^ SUPER FAIL. girls who get twilight tattoos are super dumb.
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There has been concern expressed about the interaction between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures and tattoo pigments, some of which contain trace metals. .Allegedly, the magnetic fields produced by MRI machines could interact with these metal particles, potentially causing burns or distortions in the image.^ I know of a few new prototype tattoo machines that could possibly produce this kind of work.
  • Tongue Tattoo » Funny, Bizarre, Amazing Pictures & Videos 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.foundshit.com [Source type: News]

The television show MythBusters tested the hypothesis, and found no interaction between tattoo inks and MRI.[citation needed][21]
Professional tattooists rely primarily on the same pigment base found in cosmetics. Amateurs will often use drawing inks such as low grade India ink, but these inks often contain impurities and toxins which can lead to illness or infection.

Studio hygiene

The properly equipped tattoo studio will use biohazard containers for objects that have come into contact with blood or bodily fluids, sharps containers for old needles, and an autoclave for sterilizing tools.[22] Certain jurisdictions also require studios by law to have a sink in the work area supplied with both hot and cold water.
Proper hygiene requires a body modification artist to wash his or her hands before starting to prepare a client for the stencil, between clients, and at any other time where cross contamination can occur. The use of single use disposable gloves is also mandatory. In some states and countries it is illegal to tattoo a minor even with parental consent, and (except in the case of medical tattoos) it is usually not allowed to tattoo impaired persons, people with contraindicated skin conditions, those who are pregnant or nursing, those incapable of consent due to mental incapacity or those under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
.Before the tattooing begins the client is asked to approve the final position of the applied stencil.^ That means think twice before going in and asking your local tattoo artist to ink up your genitals or face!!!
  • Tattoo My Brain : The Best Tattoo Collection On Earth 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC tattoomybrain.com [Source type: General]

^ Point #3 Finally, one more positive point worth making about dragon tattoo art is that it is very flexible in terms of both shape and color.
  • Tattoos - 1000's of Tattoo Designs and Ink Pictures at Tattoos.org 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoos.org [Source type: General]

.After approval is given the artist will open new, sterile needle packages in front of the client, and always use new, sterile or sterile disposable instruments and supplies, and fresh ink for each session (loaded into disposable ink caps which are discarded after each client).^ If fresh ink is not used, then the last person who was tattooed who had any kind of transmittable disease could leave behind that virus or bacteria.
  • Bible.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC bible.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Myri Antilles startling her father [src] A tattoo was a permanent insertion of ink or other pigments below the skin using a sharp instrument.
  • Tattoo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ More importantly, if the tattoo was done in the correct sterile environment, it shouldn’t matter that she’s 6 years old and using a needle.
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Also, all areas which may be touched with contaminated gloves will be wrapped in clear plastic to prevent cross-contamination. Equipment that cannot be autoclaved (such as counter tops, machines, and furniture) will be wiped with an approved disinfectant.[23]
Membership in professional organizations, or certificates of appreciation/achievement, generally helps artists to be aware of the latest trends. However, many of the most notable tattooists do not belong to any association. .While specific requirements to become a tattooist vary between jurisdictions, many mandate only formal training in bloodborne pathogens, and cross contamination.^ In fact if nothing else this child will most likely grow up with an understanding of cross-contamination and bloodborne illness safety long before her other friends.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

^ Many people are consumed with trying to be different or become acceptable not only by getting a tattoo but by other things as well.
  • Bible.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC bible.com [Source type: Original source]

.The local department of health regulates tattoo studios in many jurisdictions.^ You can look online for some ideas, or look at some of the already made designs at your local tattoo studio.
  • Best Tattoos Tattoo Videos and Pictures 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC besttattoos.info [Source type: General]

.For example, according to the health departments in Oregon and Hawaii, tattoo artists in these states are required to take and pass a test ascertaining their knowledge of health and safety precautions, as well as the current state regulations.^ But the tattoo artist is well good lol!x .
  • Tongue Tattoo » Funny, Bizarre, Amazing Pictures & Videos 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.foundshit.com [Source type: News]

^ The specific patterns told other Mirialans what tests an individual had undertaken successfully, and what general part she or he would take in the future of the Mirialans, as well as that individuals importance to the future of the universe.
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^ LMAO danielle, its a girl, and those arent her hands, im guessing its the hands of the tattoo artist holding up her shirt with one hand and taking the photo with the other .
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Performing a tattoo in Oregon state without a proper and current license or in an unlicensed facility is a felony offense.[24] Tattooing was legalized in New York City in 1997,[25] and in Massachusetts and Oklahoma between 2002 and 2006.

Aftercare

Tattoo specific salves have become prevalent in recent years.
.Tattoo artists, and people with tattoos, vary widely in their preferred methods of caring for new tattoos.^ Love and care of your new tattoo .
  • tattoo@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ The method of tattooing also varied from culture to culture.
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^ But you’ll still be responsible for following your tattoo artist’s after care directions, which will include periods of letting your tattoo be exposed to the air to help it dry.
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.Some artists recommend keeping a new tattoo wrapped for the first twenty-four hours, while others suggest removing temporary bandaging after two hours or less.^ Teaching Reading Color a Hole New You at Four of Raleigh's Tattoo and Body Piercing Palors Raleigh has a small but very professional cadre of tattoo artists who provide those who see their bodies as works of art with a means to do so.

^ Some tattoo artists are interested only in this artistic expression on the human body, but others experiment with a variety of designs that include body piercing, implantations, and variant jewelry to accent the human-made artistry in a vivid array of hues.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

^ These type of tattoos have their origin the the ancient tribes of Polynesia, New Zealand(Maori tattoos), Hawaii and many other early cultures.
  • Free Tattoo Designs, Gallery, and Ideas 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoospot.com [Source type: General]

.Many tattooists advise against allowing too much contact with hot tub or pool water, or soaking in a tub for the first two weeks.^ The first two pictures were taken after the tattoo, the third photo was taken two weeks later - still in the healing stage and it healed beautifully.
  • Official Website of Ambrosia Tattoo Gallery, L.L.C. by "Doz". 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tatguy.com [Source type: General]

.This is to prevent the tattoo ink from washing out or fading due to over-hydration and to avoid infection from exposure to bacteria and chlorine.^ If fresh ink is not used, then the last person who was tattooed who had any kind of transmittable disease could leave behind that virus or bacteria.
  • Bible.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC bible.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CeeZe on July 11th, 2007 at 12:38 pm : Won’t the tears your eye produces, wash out the ink?
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Three blind mice 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

^ The top of the hand was stretched way too much, causing blowouts, and the ink has fallen out of the ring finger completely, probably due to overworking of the area.
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.In contrast, other artists suggest that a new tattoo be bathed in very hot water early and often.^ These type of tattoos have their origin the the ancient tribes of Polynesia, New Zealand(Maori tattoos), Hawaii and many other early cultures.
  • Free Tattoo Designs, Gallery, and Ideas 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoospot.com [Source type: General]

^ My family suggested that since I was a professional artist and a creative type to begin life over, as say a tattoo artist.
  • Official Website of Ambrosia Tattoo Gallery, L.L.C. by "Doz". 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tatguy.com [Source type: General]

^ Tattoo artists are like other artists, meaning that they tend to schedule lots of clients at once.
  • Tattoos - 1000's of Tattoo Designs and Ink Pictures at Tattoos.org 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoos.org [Source type: General]

.General consensus for care advises against removing the scab that forms on a new tattoo, and avoiding exposing one's tattoo to the sun for extended periods; both of these can contribute to fading of the image.^ Love and care of your new tattoo .
  • tattoo@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ But you’ll still be responsible for following your tattoo artist’s after care directions, which will include periods of letting your tattoo be exposed to the air to help it dry.
  • Best Tattoos Tattoo Videos and Pictures 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC besttattoos.info [Source type: General]

^ During this same time period, the cultural push to be identified as lesbians- or at least different- all the time was so powerful that it generated a new form of identification among the tough bar lesbians: a star tattoo on the top of the wrist, which was usually covered by a watch.
  • Best Tattoos Tattoo Videos and Pictures 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC besttattoos.info [Source type: General]

Furthermore, it is agreed that a new tattoo needs to be kept clean. Various products may be recommended for application to the skin, ranging from those intended for the treatment of cuts, burns and scrapes, to cocoa butter, salves, lanolin, A&D or Aquaphor. .Oil based ointments are almost always recommended to be used in very thin layers due to their inability to evaporate and therefore over-hydrate the already perforated skin.^ I don't understand how the tattoos can be used for easing joint pain considering that tattoos only go down as deep as one to two layers of skin.
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.In recent years, specific commercial products have been developed for tattoo aftercare.^ I’m 42 and just recently allowed my 16 year old to tattoo me (a very small dove) and have never felt prouder.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

^ Body Modification The Beauty of Henna Tattoos: A Unique Form of Art Henna tattoos have become a recent phenomenon in the U.S., but Henna has been used for as long as 5000 years in other parts of the world.

^ Tattoos, Body Art Products, Passed EN71 and FDA Test, Not Suitable for Children Under 3 Years of Age .
  • Body Art Tatoo Manufacturers & Suppliers 20 September 2009 3:43 UTC www.globalsources.com [Source type: General]

.Although opinions about these products vary, there is near total agreement that either alone or in addition to some other product, soap and warm water work well to keep a tattoo clean and free from infection.^ The idea of sharing all these rare tattoos with the world didn't occur to me until I started surfing around the internet and realized that there were no decent tattoo websites that had anything near the quality that I had collected over the years.
  • Tattoo My Brain : The Best Tattoo Collection On Earth 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC tattoomybrain.com [Source type: General]

^ Some tattoo artists are interested only in this artistic expression on the human body, but others experiment with a variety of designs that include body piercing, implantations, and variant jewelry to accent the human-made artistry in a vivid array of hues.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

^ One can only hope those that do apply these designs to the bodies realise that the tattoo is there for life, unlike the butterfly tattoo worn by Barbie.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

[26] .Ultimately, the amount of ink that remains in the skin throughout the healing process determines, in large part, how robust the final tattoo will look.^ BTW, if you are looking for the shop, it is called High Voltage Tattoo not LA INK. So even though I didn't get a new tattoo for the 45th I still had a tattoo adventure.

^ After months of watching and learning, Mr. Montfort finally attempted his first tattoo, a nautical star inked on a fellow apprentice.
  • Best Tattoos Tattoo Videos and Pictures 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC besttattoos.info [Source type: General]

^ I think some sort of fault proof technology is required which will inject the right amount of ink under the right layer for this to be as widely available as tattoos.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Three blind mice 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

.If a tattoo becomes infected (uncommon but possible if one neglects to properly clean their tattoo) or if the scab falls off too soon (e.g., if it absorbs too much water and sloughs off early or is picked or scraped off), then the ink will not be properly fixed in the skin and the final image will be negatively affected.^ I want it to look as much like one as possible.

^ Other Soviet prisonersofwar had their Identification numbers written on their chests with indelible ink, but this wore off too quickly.4 Thus tattooing of most Soviet prisonersofwar was eventually implemented.
  • Learn How To Tattoo 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC howtotattoo.net [Source type: General]

^ I shoulda become a tattoo artist, so much money there that could have been MINE all MINE I tells ya!
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

In the UK, most tattoo artists recommend Bepanthen as the main aftercare product for new tattoos.

Health risks

Modern tattoo artist's nitrile gloves and sterilized equipment
.Because it requires breaking the skin barrier, tattooing may carry health risks, including infection and allergic reactions.^ I understand that the said TATTOO is PERMANENT. This is to certify that I am at LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE. I am not under the influence of ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. I understand there is a possibility of an allergic reaction.
  • Learn How To Tattoo 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC howtotattoo.net [Source type: General]

^ She’s been tattooing on skins for about a year, follows stringent health and safety guidance, uses disposables etc… I personally can’t see the problem with it.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

^ Since tattoo-making was not yet as precise as it is today, they were rather painful and one risked the chance of contracting an infection.
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.Modern tattooists reduce such risks by following universal precautions, working with single-use items, and sterilizing their equipment after each use.^ Modern Japanese tattoos are real works of art, with many modern practioners, while the highly skilled tattooists of Samoa continue to create their art as it was carried out in ancient times, prior to the invention of modern tattooing equipment.
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^ It was a clean and sterile enviroment and I use every precaution to ensure my home,family and clients were safe.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

Many jurisdictions require that tattooists have bloodborne pathogen training, such as is provided through the Red Cross and OSHA.
.Infection from tattooing in clean and modern tattoo studios employing single-use needles is rare.^ These artists are careful to use clean instruments and maintain a positive image in their studio.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

^ More importantly, if the tattoo was done in the correct sterile environment, it shouldn’t matter that she’s 6 years old and using a needle.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

^ She ISN’T’ running around with a bunch of hyperdermic needles clutched in her hands, she is using a tattoo gun under close supervision.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

.In amateur tattoos, such as those applied in prisons, however, there is an elevated risk of infection.^ With a clean tattoo shop , there is no risk of AIDS or other bloodborne pathogens , so why not?
  • tattoo@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ One can only hope those that do apply these designs to the bodies realise that the tattoo is there for life, unlike the butterfly tattoo worn by Barbie.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

^ Potential Risks Of Getting A Tattoo The majority of tattoos are applied without any problem, but there are some that result in a less than desirable outcome.
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

Infections that can theoretically be transmitted by the use of unsterilized tattoo equipment or contaminated ink include surface infections of the skin, herpes simplex virus, tetanus, staph, fungal infections, some forms of hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV.[27] In the United States there have been no reported cases of HIV contracted via commercially-applied tattooing process.[28]
Tattoo inks have been described as "remarkably nonreactive histologically".[20] However, cases of allergic reactions to tattoo inks, particularly certain colors, have been medically documented. Occasionally, when a blood vessel is punctured during the tattooing procedure a bruise/hematoma may appear.[29][30]

Tattoo removal

.While tattoos are considered permanent, it is sometimes possible to remove them with laser treatments, fully or partially.^ I understand that the said TATTOO is PERMANENT. This is to certify that I am at LEAST 18 YEARS OF AGE. I am not under the influence of ALCOHOL OR DRUGS. I understand there is a possibility of an allergic reaction.
  • Learn How To Tattoo 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC howtotattoo.net [Source type: General]

^ Embattled actor Charlie Sheen is undergoing laser surgery to remove a number of his tattoos.
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^ Most of them use will remove your tattoo by laser technique but it is always better to call all of them and ask for price and tattoo removal technique.
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

.Typically, black and darker colored inks can be removed more completely.^ The addition of more colors or an increase in size will understandably be reflected by an increase in the price to have the tattoo completed.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

^ Her lower lip had a purplish-black color, and her chin was adorned with interlocking black diamond-shaped tattoos, while more intricate markings covered her knuckle joints.
  • Tattoo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ There will be a definite contrast between skin color and the black ink.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

An ink trademarked as InfinitInk is designed to be removed in a single laser treatment. .The expense and pain of removing tattoos will typically be greater than the expense and pain of applying them.^ If this is your first tattoo a stock design will take less time to apply and may be better for your pain tolerance level.
  • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

^ Potential Risks Of Getting A Tattoo The majority of tattoos are applied without any problem, but there are some that result in a less than desirable outcome.
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

^ Because the likelihood of something happening from that is much greater than from a tattoo grouping.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

Some jurisdictions will pay for the voluntary removal of gang tattoos. Pre-laser tattoo removal methods include dermabrasion, salabrasion (scrubbing the skin with salt), cryosurgery, and excision which is sometimes still used along with skin grafts for larger tattoos.

Temporary tattoos

Temporary tattoo being applied to a human ankle
Temporary tattoos are popular with models and children as they involve no permanent alteration of the skin but produce a similar appearance that can last anywhere from a few days to several weeks. The most common style is a type of body sticker similar to a decal, which is typically transferred to the skin using water. Although the design is waterproof, it can be removed easily with oil-based creams. Originally inserted as a prize in bubble gum packages, they consisted of a poor quality ink transfer that would easily come off with water or rubbing. Today's vegetable dye temporaries can look extremely realistic and adhere up to 3 weeks due to a layer of glue similar to that found on an adhesive bandage.
Henna tattoos (Mehndi) and silver nitrate stains that appear when exposed to ultraviolet light can take up to two weeks to fade from the skin. Temporary airbrush tattoos (TATs) are applied by covering the skin with a stencil and spraying the skin with ink. .In the past, this form of tattoo only lasted about a week.^ MY ZELDA TATTOO – done last week.
  • Geek Tattoos | Geek Tattoo Pictures | Video Game Tattoos 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.celebritytattoos.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But i remembered that tattoos on the lip only last a couple of days or a couple of weeks.
  • Tongue Tattoo » Funny, Bizarre, Amazing Pictures & Videos 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.foundshit.com [Source type: News]

^ I started thinking about it last weekend when the idiot Georgia parents tattooed six of their underaged kids with a sharpened guitar string, and the mother… .
  • Alltop - Top Tattoo News 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC tattoo.alltop.com [Source type: General]

.With the newest inks, tattoos can reasonably last for up to two weeks.^ MY ZELDA TATTOO – done last week.
  • Geek Tattoos | Geek Tattoo Pictures | Video Game Tattoos 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.celebritytattoos.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elvish Tattoo   Not rated yet My tattoo is made just last week...

^ The first two pictures were taken after the tattoo, the third photo was taken two weeks later - still in the healing stage and it healed beautifully.
  • Official Website of Ambrosia Tattoo Gallery, L.L.C. by "Doz". 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tatguy.com [Source type: General]

Types of tattoos

The American Academy of Dermatology distinguishes 5 types of tattoos:[31] Traumatic tattoos, also called "natural tattoos", that result from injuries, especially asphalt from road injuries or pencil lead; Amateur tattoos; Professional tattoos, both via traditional methods and modern tattoo machines; Medical tattoos; Cosmetic tattoos, also known as "permanent makeup".

Traumatic tattoos

According to George Orwell, coal miners could develop characteristic tattoos owing to coal dust getting into wounds. This can also occur with substances like gunpowder. .Similarly, a traumatic tattoo occurs when a substance such as asphalt is rubbed into a wound as the result of some kind of accident or trauma.^ Potential Risks Of Getting A Tattoo The majority of tattoos are applied without any problem, but there are some that result in a less than desirable outcome.
  • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

^ If you re looking for all kinds of information on the different types of tattoos available, we hope this site can help you get some good tattoo designs ideas.
  • Tattoos - 1000's of Tattoo Designs and Ink Pictures at Tattoos.org 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.tattoos.org [Source type: General]

^ At one point I wound up tattooing in my house to build my portfolio and earn some extra cash.
  • BME: Tattoo, Piercing and Body Modification News » ModBlog » Six Year Old Tattoo Artist 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC news.bmezine.com [Source type: General]

.These are particularly difficult to remove as they tend to be spread across several different layers of skin, and scarring or permanent discoloration is almost unavoidable depending on the location.^ I’m anti-tattoo to begin with, so the concept of getting something almost permanently printed onto your skin is alien to me, but I can pretend to understand and accept the reasons why people do it, especially if they mark certain milestones in their life.
  • Geek Tattoos | Geek Tattoo Pictures | Video Game Tattoos 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.celebritytattoos.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NOW that there are 7 layers of skin and the pain we feel in our knee or hip is joint pain but back when they thought the earth was the center of the universe and that the earth was flat...
  • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]
  • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 23 September 2009 3:29 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

^ Though tattoos were meant to be permanent, they could be removed with a pen-like device, which was seen used by Deliah Blue to remove Cade Skywalker 's Sith tattoos .
  • Tattoo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

In addition, tattooing of the gingiva from implantation of amalgam particles during dental filling placement and removal is possible and not uncommon. .A common example of such accidental tattoos is the result of a deliberate or accidental stabbing with a pencil or pen, leaving graphite or ink beneath the skin.^ If you find the tattoos such a stupid idea, why not just leave the pasge and keep your mouths shut for once.
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comments such as "what a stupid chic" or "what a tool" are usually the most common after a poem tattoo.
  • Sure, Why Not?: Twi-Hard Tattoo Gallery - Geekologie 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.geekologie.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Myri Antilles startling her father [src] A tattoo was a permanent insertion of ink or other pigments below the skin using a sharp instrument.
  • Tattoo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

See also

References

Bibliography

Anthropological
  • Buckland, A. W. (1887) "On Tattooing," in Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1887/12, p. 318-328
  • Caplan, Jane (ed.) .(2000): Written on the Body: the Tattoo in European and American History, Princeton U P
  • DeMello, Margo (2000) Bodies of Inscription: a Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community, California.^ American Indians used the style of body art to protect themselves while in battle, and Burmese villagers believed that tattooing a design over the heart will protect the area of the body from bullets.
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Once seen primarily in Island tribes and certain segments of the Japanese population, Sleeve tattoos are now being seen more and more in American culture.
    • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are so many different people and tribes throughout culture and history who have practiced this traditional tattoo.
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    Durham NC: Duke University Press
  • Fisher, Jill A. (2002). .Tattooing the Body, Marking Culture.^ Among the numerous ancient cultures who appear to have used tattooing as a permanent form of body adornment, the Nubians to the south of Egypt are known to have used tattoos.
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 23 September 2009 3:29 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Why do you think so many cultures have marked the human body and did their practices influence one another?
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 23 September 2009 3:29 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The elaborate tattoos of the Polynesian cultures are thought to have developed over millennia, featuring highly elaborate geometric designs, which in many cases can cover the whole body.
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 23 September 2009 3:29 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

    .Body & Society 8 (4): pp. 91–107.
  • Gell, Alfred (1993) Wrapping in Images: Tattooing in Polynesia, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Gilbert, Stephen G. (2001) Tattoo History: a Source Book, New York: Juno Books
  • Gustafson, Mark (1997) "Inscripta in fronte: Penal Tattooing in Late Antiquity," in Classical Antiquity, April 1997, Vol.^ Alfred Gell discusses the Polynesian tattoo in his book titled "Wrapping In Images" as though it were indigenous, and I don't deny that that very well may be the case, however I'm just curious if we have more information in terms of how tattooing went to/from Egypt, Europe, North and South America, etc.
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I, as well, am working on an expository essays concerning the history of tattooing and need credible sources.This article is fantastic.
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]
    • Tattoos | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine 23 September 2009 3:29 UTC www.smithsonianmag.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Russian History Let Tattooing Be a Personal Fashion Statement, and a Chance to Establish Your Individuality Whatever written about the body-art of tattooing seems less.

    16/No. .1, p. 79-105
  • Hambly, Wilfrid Dyson (1925) The History of Tattooing and Its Significance: With Some Account of Other Forms of Corporal Marking, London: H. F.& G. Witherby (reissued: Detroit 1974)
  • Hesselt van Dinter, Maarten (2005) The World of Tattoo; An Illustrated History.^ Some people decorate a small area of skin, while in others it may be difficult to find a square inch of un-tattooed flesh.
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Some human beings decorate a small area of skin, while in others it may be difficult to find a square inch of un-tattooed flesh.
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tribal tattoo art is significant of its sweeping curves and sharp points that work together to form patterns.
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    Amsterdam, KIT Publishers
  • Jones, C. P. (1987) "Stigma: Tattooing and Branding in Graeco-Roman Antiquity," in Journal of Roman Studies, 77/1987, pp. 139–155
  • Juno, Andrea. Modern Primitives. Re/Search #12 (October 1989) ISBN 0965046931
  • "Tattooing Among Japan's Ainu People". Lars Krutak. http://www.vanishingtattoo.com/tattooing_among_japans_ainu.htm. Retrieved 2009-08-24. 
  • Lombroso, Cesare (1896) "The Savage Origin of Tattooing," in Popular Science Monthly, Vol. IV., 1896
  • Raviv, Shaun (2006) Marked for Life: Jews and Tattoos (Moment Magazine; June 2006)
  • Comparative study about Ötzi's therapeutic tattoos (L. Renaut, 2004, French and English abstract)
  • Robley, Horatio (1896) Moko, or, Maori tattooing. London: Chapman and Hall
  • Roth, H. Ling (1901) Maori tatu and moko. In: Journal of the Anthropological Institute v. 31, January-June 1901
  • Rubin, Arnold (ed.) .(1988) Marks of Civilization: Artistic Transformations of the Human Body, Los Angeles: UCLA Museum of Cultural History
  • Sanders, Clinton R. (1989) Customizing the Body: the Art and Culture of Tattooing.^ Many people get tattoos nowadays, and the tattoos are said to be a new form of body art.
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Sun Tattoos Meaning The sun is, in any culture, one of the highest regarded symbols of humanity.
    • Today Tattoos Designs 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC todaytattoos.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Body Tattoo - blog about tattoo art » 32 Nerdiest Tattoos on the Planet // Oct 20, 2007 at 7:21 am .
    • Geek Tattoos | Geek Tattoo Pictures | Video Game Tattoos 14 January 2010 16:37 UTC www.celebritytattoos.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Philadelphia: Temple University Press
  • Sinclair, A. T. (1909) "Tattooing of the North American Indians," in American Anthropologist 1909/11, No.^ American Indians used the style of body art to protect themselves while in battle, and Burmese villagers believed that tattooing a design over the heart will protect the area of the body from bullets.
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tattooing was rediscovered by Europeans when exploration brought them into contact with Polynesian s and American Indian s.
    • tattoo@Everything2.com 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC everything2.com [Source type: General]

    3, p. 362-400
Popular and artistic
  • Green, Terisa. .Ink: The Not-Just-Skin-Deep Guide to Getting a Tattoo ISBN 0-451-21514-1
  • Green, Terisa.^ A Guide to Getting Your First Tattoo .
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Myri Antilles startling her father [src] A tattoo was a permanent insertion of ink or other pigments below the skin using a sharp instrument.
    • Tattoo - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC starwars.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Tattoos placed in areas where the skin is just going to hurt more than in areas where there is more muscle or fat.
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    .The Tattoo Encyclopedia: A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo ISBN 0-7432-2329-2
  • Krakow, Amy.^ A Guide to Getting Your First Tattoo .
    • Tattoo - Free Tattoo Store 2 February 2010 9:57 UTC freetattoostore.com [Source type: General]

    Total Tattoo Book ISBN 0-446-67001-4
Medical

Notes

  1. ^ SAMOA: SAMOAN TATTOOS, Polynesian Cultural Center, http://www.polynesia.com/samoa/samoan-tattoos.html 
  2. ^ tattoo 2. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000
  3. ^ Roth, H. Ling (1900) On Permanent Artificial Skin Marks: a definition of terms. Anthropological Section of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Bradford, September 11th 1900
  4. ^ Tattoos: Egyptian Mummies from BMEzine.com Encyclopedia; Tattoos: Pazyryk Mummies from BMEzine.com Encyclopedia
  5. ^ "Tattoo", Encyclopaedia Britannica
  6. ^ Mifflin, Margot. Bodies of Subversion A secret History of Women and Tattoo. New York City: Juno Books, 1997.
  7. ^ Deb Acord "Who knew: Mommy has a tattoo", Maine Sunday Telegram November 19, 2006
  8. ^ The Chicago art exhibition, Freaks & Flash, for example, juxtaposed circus sideshow banners depicting tattooed performers like "The Tattooed Lady" alongside art inspired by the tattoo Renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s.
  9. ^ Laumann AE, Derick AJ (September 2006), "Tattoos and body piercings in the United States: a national data set", Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 55 (3): 413–21, doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2006.03.026, PMID 16908345 
  10. ^ The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. A Portrait of "Generation Next"
  11. ^ Harris Interactive. Three in ten Americans with a tattoo say having one makes them feel sexier
  12. ^ Andrew Lichtenstein, Texas Prison Tattoos, http://www.foto8.com/issue01/dprisontattoos/prisontattoos1.html, retrieved 2007-12-08 
  13. ^ Carroll L, Anderson R (2002), "Body piercing, tattooing, self-esteem, and body investment in adolescent girls", Adolescence 37 (147): 627–37, PMID 12458698 
  14. ^ Darko Zubrinic (1995), Croats in Bosnia and Herzegovina, http://www.croatianhistory.net/etf/et02.html 
  15. ^ Sahih Bukhari, Oppressions, Volume 3, Book 43, Number 654
  16. ^ ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood wrote: “May or may not Allaah curse the women who do tattoos and those for whom tattoos are done, those who pluck their eyebrows and nose hairs, and those who file their teeth for the purpose of beautification and alter the creation of Allaah.” (al-Bukhaari, al-Libaas, 5587; Muslim, al-Libaas, 5538)
  17. ^ "Ruling of Tattoos in Islam". Retrieved 2009-03-25
  18. ^ Rulings of Grand Ayatullah Sistani - Youth's Issues Posted 18 October 2006
  19. ^ "Tattooing in Jewish Law". Retrieved 2009-06-25
  20. ^ a b Tattoo lasers / Histology, Suzanne Kilmer, eMedicine
  21. ^ Karen L. Hudson. "Tattoos and MRI Scans". about.com. http://tattoo.about.com/cs/tatfaq/a/mri_scan.htm. 
  22. ^ National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Body Art: Preventing Needlestick Injuries. Retrieved September 15, 2008.
  23. ^ Tattoos, Renee Kottenhahn, TeensHealth
  24. ^ Oregon State Health Department
  25. ^ http://www.nyc24.org/2003/issue4/story4/page2.html
  26. ^ Tattoo Post Operative Care
  27. ^ Tattoos: Risks and precautions to know first - MayoClinic.com
  28. ^ HIV and Its Transmission July 1999, CDC
  29. ^ Bruising, http://wiki.bmezine.com/index.php/Bruising#Bruising_around_fresh_tattoos, retrieved 2009-10-08 
  30. ^ All Experts, New Tattoo - Bruising or Leaking, http://en.allexperts.com/q/Tattoos-3028/2008/8/New-tattoo-Bruising-Leaking.htm, retrieved 2009-10-08 
  31. ^ Tattoos, Body Piercings, and Other Skin Adornments

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A tattoo is a permanent mark made by putting ink into the skin. Tattoos may be made on human or animal skin. Tattoos on humans are a type of body modification, but tattoos on animals are most often used for identification.

Human tattoos can be taken off with lasers, but this hurts.

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