Tattoos have been around since the the biblical times and have been popping up everywhere since then. However, in today’s society tattoos have become a lot more popular and a little less taboo as they once were. Although the acceptance of tattoos is still a little shaky and a lot of work still needs to be done in this area.
Here are a few fun tattoo facts, tips and statistics that you may or may not have known.
Even after your new tattoo is healed it is still susceptible to the sun’s rays. So be extra careful to avoid direct sunlight and always wear an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your tattoo.
There are at least a 100 different colors of a tattoo ink out there so you are not limited to you colors.
As of 2006 36% of people from the age of 18 to 29 had at least one tattoo.
In 2002 a poll was conducted that 1 out of 8 people have at least one tattoo. However, with the increasing number of young people out there getting tattoos, its sure to have gone up since then.
In 1991, a 5,000 year-old frozen man was discovered and scientists found a total of 57 different tattoos on his well preserved body.
The tattooing machine is based on the design of the modern doorbell.
In the late 19th and early 20th century tattoos were very fashionable among the aristocrats, which included women, to be tattooed. During this time, tattoos were very expensive and people paid large sums for their designs. However, the cost of tattoos were reduced and tattooing became adopted by lower class people and the tattoo soon became trashy.
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