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Basic Information About Tattoos and Tattoo Parlor Operation

Learn more about tattoos and the professionals who create them.

What is a Tattoo?

While the question may seem simple enough, asking "What is a tattoo?" can offer answers that might lead in many different directions. Tattoos are permanent markings in the skin made by way of ink and needles.

What Is a Tattoo?

A tattoo is an ink design inserted into the skin, commonly via a needle. In various forms, it has been used ornamentally and religiously by humans for thousands of years, with examples found on numerous preserved prehistoric specimens. Humans also use identification tattoos on domesticated animals, particularly livestock.

history of tattoos

a brief history of tattoos the word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the polynesian word 'ta' which means striking something and the tahitian word 'tatau' which means 'to mark something'. the history of tattoo began over 5000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them.

How Tattoos Work - HowStuffWorks

Tattoos decorate the body with ink injected into the skin. Learn about creating tattoos, from sterilizing tattoo equipment to finding a tattoo parlor.

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