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Everything You Should Know About Tattoos

Everything You Should Know About Tattoos

The growth in tattoo popularity influenced improvement in the quality of tattoos being produced today due to advancements in tattoo pigments, the ongoing refinement of the equipment used for tattooing and also an influx of new artists into the industry, many of whom have technical and fine art training.

Getting tattoos isn't cheap, then doesn't it make sense to invest a little time and money in finding that tattoo you can be sure to be satisfied with for the rest of your life? Before making the final decision you want to be totally sure the tattoo you've chosen is right for you.

The Health Risks Involved

Tattooing is permanent makeup procedure that may increase the risk of contracting a number of serious blood-borne diseases, and all consumers should be aware of the risks involved in order to make an informed decision. Take the time to find a good professional artist. The best protection against infection and disease is to carefully choose where you obtain your tattoo or piercing. Good professional artists wants your whole experience to be positive and will be just as concerned as you are about preventing infections and producing good quality art work. Read more >

What You Should Know Before Tattooing

Hepatitis B vaccine will help protect you from hepatitis B, but there is no vaccine for hepatitis C or HIV. Tattoo and piercing needles should always be brand new and sterile for each treatment. They should never be reused. Only new fresh ink in disposable ink caps should be used for your tattoo. Sharing ink is like sharing dirty needles, so make sure your artist use only new ink from small disposable containers. Read more >

Medical Tattoo

Tattooing could be also used as a form of cosmetic surgery for hiding or to neutralize skin discolorations or some other medical reasons.

Medical tattoos are usually used:

- On breast cancer patients to replace areola after mastectomy (removal of the breast for treatment of cancer), or to fill in areas of pigment loss during breast reconstruction.

- To camouflage scars for accident and burn victims.

- Scar camouflage due to hypopigmentation.

- To mark blood type information of the person.

- As a warning that a patient suffers from allergy or some type of chronic disease that can exacerbate suddenly and that will require immediate specific treatment (like diabetes).

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Temporary Tattoos

Another popular form of skin decoration are temporary tattoos. They are not really tattoos, they are generally temporarily applied to the skin... Read more >

Tattoo Removal

Tattoos were once considered permanent makeup procedure, but it is now possible to remove them with treatments, fully or partially. Tattoo removal is a very personal and sometimes dangerous decision that you'll have to... Read more >

Tribal Tattoo Designs and Their Meanings

The art of tattooing is probably as old as humanity itself and tribal tattoo designs have always been at the forefront of the most favorite tattoo designs throughout the ages. Even though the technology used in tattoos have evolved from the crude ink and needle techniques of yesteryears to the modern tattoo - making... Read more >

Recomended Literature

Ink: The Not-Just-Skin-Deep Guide to Getting a Tattoo - This great guide by Ph.D., Terisa Green is for virgins or the heavily tattooed, whether you're looking for an anklet or a back piece, this is the exhaustive and  indispensable guide to making the best possible choices when it comes to getting inked. Think Before You Ink!

Tattoo (Hardcover) - This interesting book by Dale Rio & Eva Bianchini is a fascinating journey through the colorful world of this corporeal art form, via hundreds of fascinating photographs documenting the highly complex ritual tattoos of various subcultures, as well as the fantastic designs of modern tattoo artists. Tattooing is a reflection of the basic human desire to decorate the body, and tattoos have held many different meanings throughout history. 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.

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