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Tattoos move from society's margins to the mainstream 

AFP via Yahoo! News - Oct 08 3:13 AM
Thirty or forty years ago, those who had tattoos engraved on their bodies were usually sailors, truck drivers or bikers.

Tattoos move from society’s margins to mainstream 
Central Chronicle - Oct 08 11:09 AM
London, Oct 8: Thirty or forty years ago, those who had tattoos engraved on their bodies were usually sailors, truck drivers or bikers.

Today, tattoos not a stigma 
Kansas City Star - 2 hours, 46 minutes ago
Gabe Barton has a college degree, a Kansas City, North, home he shares with his wife, and a job as benefits manager of a large downtown advertising agency.

London, Oct 8: 
Central Chronicle - Oct 08 11:09 AM
Thirty or forty years ago, those who had tattoos engraved on their bodies were usually sailors, truck drivers or bikers. Moscow, Oct 8: The United States said it was ‘shocked and profoundly saddened’ by the murder of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, a vocal critic of President Vladimir Putin.




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A tattoo is a mark made by inserting pigment into the skin: in technical terms, tattooing is micro-pigment tattoos implantation. Tattoos may be made tatoo on human or animal skin. Tattoos on humans are a type of body modification, while tattoos on animals are tatoox most often used for identification.

Tattooing has been a nearly ubiquitous human practice. The Ainu, the tatoes indigenous people of Japan, wore facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples, and taoos in the Philippines, Borneo, tatos Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia and China. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art tatooos continues to be popular all over the world.


  • 1 Terms
  • 2 History
  • 3 Purpose
  • 4 Prevalence
  • 5 Negative atoos associations
    • 5.1 Secular attitudes
    • 5.2 Abrahamic tatooa religious prohibitions
  • 6 Procedure
    • 6.1 "Natural" tattoos
    • 6.2 Dyes tetoos and pigments
    • 6.3 Studio tatoos hygiene
    • 6.4 Aftercare
    • 6.5 Tattoo removal
  • 7 Health risks
    • 7.1 Infection
    • 7.2 Allergic tatoo reactions
    • 7.3 Tattoo tatoo designs Inks
  • 8 Temporary tattoos
  • 9 Forensics
  • 10 References
    • 10.1 Anthropological
    • 10.2 Popular tribal tatoos and artistic
    • 10.3 Medical
    • 10.4 Other tatoo art references
  • 11 See also
    • 11.1 Tattoo cross tatoos types


The word "tattoo" is traced to the Samoan word tatau, meaning to mark or strike twice (the latter referring to traditional butterfly tatoos methods of applying the temporary tatoos designs). Sailors traveling the Pacific who encountered Samoans, and who were fascinated by the Samoan tatau, lower back tatoos mistakenly translated the word "tatau" into the modern tattoo. In Japanese the word used for traditional flower tatoos designs or those that are applied using traditional methods is fairy tatoos irezumi ("insertion of ink"), while "tattoo" is used for non-Japanese designs.

Tattoo enthusiasts may refer to tattoos as tats, ink, art or tatoo ideas work, and to angel tatoos tattooists as artists. The latter usage is gaining support, with mainstream art galleries holding exhibitions of tattoo designs and photographs of star tatoos tattoos.

Tattoo designs that are mass-produced pictures of tatoos and sold to tattoo artists and studios and displayed in shop are known as celtic tatoos flash.


Main article: History of tattooing

Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice tribal tatoo at least since Neolithic times. Mummies bearing tattoos and dating from the end of the second millennium BCE have been discovered tatoo pics in dragon tatoo Xinjiang, West China. Tattooing in Japan is thought to go back to the Paleolithic era, some ten thousand free tatoo designs years ago. Various other cultures have had their own tattoo traditions, ranging from tatoo flash rubbing cuts and other wounds with ashes, to hand-pricking the skin to insert dyes.


Religious theme

Tattoos have tatoo removal served as rites of passage, marks of status and rank, symbols of religious and spiritual devotion, christian tatoos decorations for bravery, sexual lures and marks tatoo design of fertility, pledges of love, punishment, amulets and talismans, protection, and as the marks of outcasts, slaves and tatoo images convicts.

Today, people choose to be tattooed for sun tatoos cosmetic, religious and magical reasons, and as a symbol of belonging to or identification with particular groups (see Criminal tattoos). Tattoos of favourite bands and cross tatoo football teams logo's are fairly common celebrity tatoos in the west. Some Māori still choose to wear intricate moko on their faces. skull tatoos In Cambodia and Thailand, the yantra tattoo is used for protection.

People have also been forcibly tattooed butterfly tatoo for a various heart tatoos reasons. The best known is the ka-tzetnik identification system for Jews in part of the concentration camps during the Holocaust. European sailors were known irish tatoos to tattoo the crucifixion on tatoos for women their backs to prevent flogging (since it was a crime to deface an image of Christ).

Tattoos are also placed tatoos of hearts on animals, though very rarely for decorative reasons. Pets, celtic tatoo show animals, thoroughbred horses and livestock are sometimes tattooed with identification and other clown tatoos marks. Pet dogs and cats are often tattooed with a serial number (usually in the rose tatoos ear, or on the inner thigh) via which their owners can be identified. In tatoo gallery Australia, the symbol Φ is tattooed in the ears of cats and dogs to indicate that angel wing tatoos they have been neutered. Also, sun tatoo animals are occasionally tattooed to prevent sunburn (on the nose, for japanese tatoos example). Such tattoos are often performed by the veterinarian him or herself and in most cases, the animals are anaesthetized during the moon tatoos process. Branding is used for similar reasons and is often foot tatoos performed without anaesthesia, but is different from tattooing as no ink or dye is inserted during the process.

When used phoenix tatoo as angel tatoo a form of cosmetic surgery, tattooing includes permanent makeup, and hiding or neutralize skin discolorations. Permanent cosmetics are tattoos that enhance eyebrows, lips (liner celtic cross tatoos or lipstick), eyes (shadow, mascara, liner), dolphin tatoos and even moles, usually with natural colors as rose tatoo the designs are intended to resemble makeup.


Tattoos have experienced a resurgence temporary tatoo in popularity in recent decades in many parts of the world, particularly in North America, Japan, and Europe. The growth in tattoo culture has celtic symbols tatoos seen an influx of new artists into the frog tatoos industry, many of whom have technical and fine art training. Coupled with advancements in tattoo pigments and dragonfly tatoos the ongoing refinement angelina jolie tatoos of the equipment used for tattooing, this has led to an improvement in chinese tatoos the quality of tattoos being produced. Movie stars, models, popular musicians and sports figures are just some of the people in the public eye who are dragonfly tatoo tattooed, which in turn has fueled the acceptance firefighter tatoos of tattoos. During the 2000s, the presence maori tatoos of tattoos became evident within pop culture, inspiring television shows such as A&E's Inked and TLC's Miami Ink.

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Lower back tattoos are more common among young women

In many traditional cultures tattooing has also enjoyed a resurgence, partially in deference to cultural cool tatoos heritage. Historically, a decline in traditional tribal tattooing in Europe occurred with tatoos ideas the spread of Christianity. A armband tatoos decline often occurred in other cultures following European efforts to convert aboriginal and indigenous people to Western religious and shamrock tatoo cultural practices that held tattooing to be a "pagan" or "heathen" activity. Within some traditional indigenous cultures, tattooing takes tiger tatoos place within the context of a rite of passage between heart tatoo adolescence and adulthood.

A poll conducted online between July 14 and 20, 2003 (Harris 2003), found that name tatoos 16% of all adults hawaiian flower tatoos in the United States have at least one tattoo. The highest incidence of koi fish tatoo tattoos was found among the gay, lesbian and bisexual population (31%) and among Americans ages 25 to eagle tatoos 29 years (36%) and 30 to 39 tatoo galleries years (28%). Regionally, people living in the West (20%) were more likely to have tattoos. Democrats were more devil tatoos likely to have tattoos (18%) than Republicans (14%) and Independents (12%); approximately equal percentages of monkey tatoo males (16%) and females (15%) have tattoos.

Negative associations

Secular attitudes

Conspicuous tattoos and other body modification make gainful employment difficult in a great deal of fields

Some employers, especially in professional ankle tatoos fields, still look down on tattoos or regard them as contributing to an unprofessional appearance. Tattoos can bulldog tatoo designs therefore impair a wearer's career prospects, particularly when inked on places not typically daisy tatoos tatoo patterns covered by clothing, such as the hands, neck or face. It is not unusual for tattoo artists to refuse to tattoo these very conspicuous areas.

In some zodiac tatoos native american tatoos cultures, tattoos still have negative associations despite their increasing popularity, and are generally associated with criminality in the public's mind; therefore those who choose to phoenix tatoos be tattooed in such countries usually keep tatoo designes their tattoos covered for fear of reprisal. For example, many businesses such as gyms, hot springs and tatoo sleeves recreational facilities in Japan still ban people with visible tattoos, in part because of their association aztec tatoos in the popular imagination with the yakuza, or celtic cross tatoo Japanese mafia. In Western cultures as well, some dress codes specify that tattoos must be jesus tatoos covered.

According to popular belief, most triad members in Hong Kong lotus flower tatoos have a tattoo of a black dragon on the left biceps and one of a back tatoos white tiger on the right; in fact, many people in Hong Kong use cat tatoos "left a black dragon, right a white tiger" as a euphemism for edinburgh tatoo a triad member. It is widely believed that one of the gemini tatoos initiation rites in becoming a triad member is silently withstanding the pain japanese tatoo of receiving a large tattoo in one sitting, usually performed in the traditional "hand-poked" style. One reason the miami ink tatoo Chinese associate tattoos panther tatoos with criminals is because historically criminals who were released from prison for minor crimes were given a tatoo photos tattoo on their face as a "warning sign" to other people.citation needed]

In the United States many prisoners and criminal gangs use distinctive tattoos to indicate flame tatoos facts about their criminal behavior, prison sentences, and lower back tatoo organizational affiliation. This cultural use of tattoos predates the widespread popularity of tattoos in the general pirate tatoos population, so older people may still associate tattoos with criminality. scorpion tatoos At the same time, members of the U.S. military have an equally established and longstanding history angel tatoo designs of tattooing to indicate military units, christian cross tatoos battles, etc., and this association is also widespread among older Americans. Tattooing is flower tatoo also widespread in the British Armed Forces.

Tattoos can have additional negative associations for women; "tramp stamp" and other genital tatoos similarly derogatory slang phrases are sometimes used to describe joker tatoos a tattoo on a woman's lower back.

Abrahamic religious prohibitions

Main article: History of tattooing

Some followers of Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, shark tatoos and Islam—feel that their religious doctrine proscribes or constrains small tatoos tattoos among followers, or has other religious significances.


Modern tattoo family tatoos machine in use: here outfitted with a 5-needle setup, but number of needles depends on size and shading desired

Some tribal cultures free tatoo pictures traditionally created tattoos by cutting designs into the skin puff the magic dragon tatoo and rubbing the resulting wound with ink, ashes or other agents; some cultures continue this practice, which may be an adjunct tatoos pictures designs to scarification. death from above tatoo starship troopers Some cultures create tattooed marks by hand-tapping the ink into the skin using religious tatoos sharpened sticks or animal bones or, in modern times, needles. Traditional Japanese tattoos (irezumi) are still "hand-poked," that is, the ink is inserted crucifix tatoos beneath the skin using non-electrical, hand-made and hand held tools free tatoo flash with needles of sharpened bamboo or steel.

The most common method of tattooing in modern times is love tatoos the electric tattoo machine, which inserts military tatoos ink into the skin via a group of needles that are soldered onto religious tatoo a bar, which is attached to an oscillating unit. The unit rapidly and repeatedly drives the star tatoo needles in and out of tatoo pic the skin, usually 80 to 150 times a second.

The modern electric tattoo machine is far removed from the machine invented by Samuel O'Reilly in tinkerbell tatoos 1891. O'Reilly's machine was based on the rotary technology of the electric engraving device invented wing tatoos by Thomas Edison. Modern tattoo machines use electromagnetic coils. The back tatoo first coil machine was patented by Thomas Riley in London, 1891 using a single barbed wire tatoo coil. The first twin coil machine, harley davidson tatoos the predecessor of the modern configuration, was invented by another Englishman, meaning of tatoos Alfred Charles South of London, in 1899.

"Natural" tattoos

According to George Orwell, workers in coal mines would develop characteristic tattoos owing memorial tatoos to coal dust getting into wounds. This can also occur with substances like gunpowder. snake tatoo Similarly, tatoo crosses a traumatic tattoo occurs when a substance such as asphalt is rubbed into a wound as the result tatoo mp3 of some kind of accident or trauma. These are particularly difficult to remove as they tend to be tatoos for lower back spread across several different layers of skin, and the best tatoos scarring or permanent discoloration is almost unavoidable depending on the location. In addition, tattooing of the gingiva tribal sun tatoos from implantation of amalgam particles during dental filling placement and english dragon tatoo removal is possible and not uncommon.

Dyes and pigments

A wide range of dyes and pigments can be pics of tatoos used in tattoos, from inorganic materials like titanium dioxide and iron tatoo johnny oxides to carbon black, azo tatoo symbols dyes, and acridine, quinoline, phthalocyanine and naphthol derivates, dyes made from ash, and other mixtures.

Iron oxide tatoos of crosses pigments are used in greater extent in cosmetic tattooing. Many pigments were found to be used in a alpha omega tatoos survey[1] of professional tattooists. Recently, a blacklight-reactive tattoo ink using PMMA microcapsules has free tatoos surfaced. The technical name is BIOMETRIX System-1000, and is marketed gothic tatoos under the name "Chameleon Tattoo Ink".

Studio hygiene

The properly equipped tattoo studio harley tatoos will use biohazard containers for objects that have come into contact with blood or bodily fluids, sharps containers hibiscus tatoos for old needles, and an autoclave for sterilizing tools. Studios are how to make a tatoo gun also required by law to have hot water.

A reputable koi tatoos tattooist will wash his or her hands before starting to tattoo a client, and pictures of fairy tatoos between clients, as well as wear disposable latex gloves (a new pair for each client). small shoulder tatoos He or she will refuse to tattoo minors without parental consent, (in some states it tatoo cross is illegal to tattoo a minor even with parental consent) as well as intoxicated tatoo lower back people, people with contraindicated tatoo tribal skin conditions, or those incapable of consent due to mental incapacity, and attempt to ensure that the customer is satisfied with tatoos josh lucas and sure about the design before applying it. Moreover, she or he tiger tatoo will open new, sterile needle packages womens tatoos in front of the client, and always use new, sterile or sterile disposable instruments and supplies, and best butterfly tatoos fresh ink for each session (loaded into disposable containers which are discarded after cross designs for tatoos each client).

Membership in professional organizations, or certificates of appreciation/achievement, generally require that an fairy tatoo artist is aware of the latest trends in equipment and sterilization. However, many of the most fake tatoos notable tattooists do not belong to any association. four leaf clover tatoos While specific requirements vary between jurisdictions, many mandate formal training in bloodborne pathogens, cardiopulmonary in memory of tatoos resuscitation, and cross contamination. A local department of health regulates tattoo studios in many jurisdictions.


Tattoo artists, indian tatoos and people with tattoos, vary widely in preferred methods of caring for laser tatoo removal new tattoos. Some artists recommend miami ink tatoos keeping a new tattoo wrapped for the first twenty-four hours, others suggest removing shooting star tatoos temporary bandaging after a few hours. Many western tattooists advise against allowing too much contact with tatoo supplies water for the first few days or weeks; in Japan, in contrast, a new tattoo is tatoos and piercings often bathed in very tatoos gallery hot water early and often.

General consensus for care advises against removing the scab that wolf tatoo forms on a new tattoo and avoiding exposing tattoos to the sun for extended periods, which can contribute to fading. Various products anchor tatoos may be recommended for application to ankle tatoo the skin, ranging from those intended for the treatment of cuts, burns and scrapes, to petroleum jelly or lanolin. In recent arm tatoos years, specific commercial products have been developed for tattoo basketball tatoos aftercare. In other cases, the client will be advised to use no products on a new tattoo.

Tattoo removal

While tattoos are considered permanent, it bone tatoo pictures is possible, to varying degrees, to remove them. Complete removal, however, is often celtic tatoos pics not possible, and the expense and pain of removing them typically will be greater than the christian tatoo expense and pain of applying them. Some jurisdictions will pay for the voluntary removal of gang tattoos.

Tattoo removal eagle tatoo grim reaper tatoos is most commonly performed using lasers that react with the ink in the tattoo, and break it down. hp ipod tatoo The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body. This technique often requires many repeated visits to remove mexican tatoos even a small pentagram tatoo tattoo, and may result in permanent scarring.

A newer method of removal is by tattooing glycolic acid into the skin with a tattoo religous tatoos machine: the acid pushes the ink to the surface of the skin in rosary tatoos the scab, which is later removed. This method purportedly scars less than laser techniques. Glycolic tatoos of chinese symbols meanings acid tribal dragon tatoos is also used for facial peels; when used for tattoo removal, a lower percentage mix is used.citation needed]

Some wearers opt to cover an bull tatoos unwanted tattoo with a new tattoo. This is commonly known as a coverup or free pictures of tatoo cover-up. An artfully done cover-up may render hawaiian tatoos the old tattoo completely invisible, though this will depend largely on the size, style, colours and techniques used on the old tattoo. Some shops hawaiian tribal tatoos and artists hibiscus tatoo use laser removal machines to break down and lighten undesired tattoos italian tatoos to make coverage with a new tattoo easier.

Overall, green-based ink is the most difficult to remove. Black ink is most readily broken down by lion tatoos the laser, and unprofessional tattoos done at maynard james keenan tatoos home are the easiest ones to remove, due to the low patriotic tatoos quality of ink used, as well as the ineffective manner in which they pictures of four leaf clover tatoos were applied.

Health risks

Modern tattoo artists latex gloves and sterilized equipment.

Because it requires breaking the skin barrier, tattooing tatoo kiss may carry health risks, including infection and allergic reactions. In the United States, for example, tatoos of ankhs a person who receives a tattoo will generally be prohibited from donating blood for 12 months (FDA 2000).

Modern western unique tatoos tattooers reduce such risks by following universal precautions, bird tatoos working with single-use items, and sterilizing their equipment after free pictures of tatoos each use. Many jurisdictions require that tattooists have bloodborne pathogen training, such as is provided through free tatoo downloads the Red Cross.


Since tattoo instruments come in contact with blood hammerhead shark tatoos and bodily fluids, diseases may be transmitted if the instruments are used on more than one person hp ipod tatoos without being sterilized. However, infection from tattooing in clean and modern tattoo studios employing single-use needles is iron butterfly tatoos rare. libra tatoos In amateur tattoos, such as those applied in prisons, however, there is an elevated risk of infection. To address this problem, nautical star tatoos a program was introduced in Canada as of the summer of 2005 that provides legal tattooing in prisons, pisces tatoos both to reduce health risks and polynesian sleeve tatoo to provide inmates with a marketable skill. Inmates were to be trained real tatoos to staff and operate the tattoo parlors once six tatoo drawings of them open successfully.[2]

Infections that could be transmitted via the use of unsterilized tatoo finder tattoo equipment include surface infections of the skin, tetanus, staph, some tatoo ink forms of hepatitis, and HIV. No person in the United States is tatoo machines known to have contracted HIV via a commercially-applied tattooing process. Tetanus risk is prevented by having tatoo nautical star horseshoe an up-to-date tetanus booster prior to being tattooed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states tatoo parlors that: no data exist in the United States indicating that persons with exposures to tattooing tatoo transfer paper alone are at increased risk for HCV infection. In 2006, the CDC reported 3 clusters with 44 tatoos of black panthers cases of methicillin-resistant staph infection traced to unlicensed tattooists (MMWR tatoos of skulls 55(24)).

Allergic reactions

Allergic reactions to tattoo pigments are uncommon except tinkerbell tatoo for certain brands of red and tribal tiger tatoo green. People who are sensitive or allergic to certain metals may react to pigments in the skin with swelling and/or itching, and/or wings tatoo oozing of clear fluid called sebum. Such reactions are wolf tatoos quite rare, however, and most artists do recommend a patch test prior to tattooing.

There is best black and grey tatoo artists georgia also a small risk of anaphylactic shock (hypersensitive reaction) in those who are susceptible.

Tattoo Inks

Although the compass tatoo FDA technically requires premarket approval of inks; because of eagle tatoo designs limited resources, it has not actually approved the use of any pictures of cross tatoos ink for tattoos.citation needed] The first known study to characterize raven tatoos the composition of these inks was started in 2005 at Northern Arizona University (Finley-Jones and Wagner).

There has rose flower tatoo been concern expressed about the interaction between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures and tattoo inks, some of which scorpio tatoo contain trace metals. Allegedly, the magnetic fields snake tatoos produced by MRI machines could interact with these metal particles, potentially causing burns or distortions in the image. The tatoo websites television show MythBusters tested the theory, and concluded that there is no risk of interaction between tattoo tatoos pics inks and MRI.

However, research by Shellock and Crues reports adverse reactions to tatoos zodiac signs MRI and tattoos in a very small number thunderbird tatoo of cases. Wagle and Smith also tropical fish tatoos documented an isolated case of Tattoo-Induced Skin Burn During MR Imaging.

Temporary tattoos

Temporary tattoos are not really american flag tatoos tattoos. Rather, they are a type of body sticker, like a decal. They are aquarius tatoos generally applied to the skin using water to temporarily transfer the design armband designs for tatoos to the surface of the skin. Temporary tattoos are easily removed with soap and water or oil-based creams, belly button tatoo and are intended to last only a few days.

Magician Penn Jillette best tatoos (of Penn & Teller fame) claims in his book "Penn & Teller's How to cherry tatoos Play in Traffic" that he had a special tattoo made on his arm that used no chinese zodiac tatoos pigment (it was simply a needle). Penn states that crocodile tatoos the tattoo left a custom temporary tatoos red scar that had a discernable pattern, but would heal to near invisibility after five or six years.

Other forms dolphin tatoo of temporary "tattoos" are henna tattoos, also known as Mehndi, dove tatoos and the marks made by the stains of silver nitrate on the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light. Both methods, silver nitrate evil clown tatoos and henna, exotic tatoos can take up to two weeks to fade from the skin.

Airbrush tattoos is another popular form of temporary tattoos. This process involves using free tatoo art a stencil design and blowing paint through the stencil onto the skin. This form of iguana tatoos tattoo lasts approximately a week.


Tattoos are sometimes utilized by phoenix bird tatoos forensic pathologists to help pictures of monkey tatoos them identify burned, putrefied, or mutilated bodies. Tattoo pigment is deep enough in the skin that even samoan tatoos severe burns will often not destroy a tattoo.



  • Comparative study about Ötzi's therapeutic special forces tatoos tattoos (L. Renaut, 2004, French and English abstract)
  • PhD Thesis on body-marking in Antiquity (L. Renaut, tatoo artist 2004, French and English abstract)
  • Customizing the Body: The Art and Culture of Tattooing (C.R.Sanders, tatoo dragon 1989, Temple University Press).
  • Marked for Life: Jews and Tattoos (Shaun Raviv, June 2006, tatoo guns Moment Magazine).

Popular and artistic

  • Harris Interactive. A Third of Americans With tatoo hip Tattoos Say They Make Them tatoo kiss mp3 Feel More Sexy. The Harris Poll #58, October 8, 2003. Retrieved on August 22, 2006.
  • Ink: The Not-Just-Skin-Deep tatoo san francisco Guide to Getting a Tattoo Terisa tatoo schools Green, ISBN 0-451-21514-1
  • The Tattoo Encyclopedia: A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo Terisa Green, ISBN 0-7432-2329-2
  • Total Tattoo Book Amy Krakow, ISBN 0-446-67001-4


  • Centers for Disease Control tatoo shops dallas texas and Prevention. CDC's Position on Tattooing and tatoos design HCV Infection. Retrieved on June 12, 2006.
  • United States Food and Drug Administration. Tattoos and Permanent Makeup. CFSAN/Office of taurus tatoos Cosmetics and Colors (2000; updated [2004, 2006]). Retrieved taz tatoo on June 12, 2006.
  • Haley Finley-Jones, Leslie D. Wagner, and Jani C. Ingram. In tree of life, tatoos the flesh: Chemical characterization of tattoo inks. Northern Arizona University. Retrieved tree tatoos on June 13, 2006 ].
  • Haley R.W. and Fischer tribal cross tatoos R.P., Commercial tattooing as a potential source of hepatitis C infection, Medicine, March tribal crosses tatoos 2000;80:134-151
  • Mayo Clinic. Tattoos and piercings: What to know beforehand. Mayo Clinc.
  • Centers for Disease Control and what does the bible say about tatoos Prevention. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections Among Tattoo Recipients --- Ohio, Kentucky, and Vermont, 2004--2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report wings tatoos 55(24);677-679. Retrieved on June 23, 2006.
  • MR Safety and the American College of Radiology Shellock, airbrush tatoos F.G. and Crues, J.V. American ashlee simpson tatoo Journal of Roentgenology White Paper
  • Tattoo-Induced Skin Burn During MR Imaging Wagle, W.A. and Smith, M. biker tatoo American Journal of Roentgenology: Article

Other references

  • ^  Investigation of pigments in tattoo colours Survey no. 2, 2002, black light tatoo Danish Environmental Protection Agency:
  • ^  Canada to open prison tattoo parlors celtic tatoo design west palm beach May 4, 2004, CNN.com

See also

  • Asemic Writing = Tattoo Poetry/Calligraphy/Narrative
  • Body modification
  • Scarification
  • Flash (tattoo) christian symbols tatoos - a sheet of paper or card board with tattoo designs printed or drawn crusader cross tatoos on
  • Tattoo gun
  • Inked - television documentary series
  • Miami Ink - television reality show

Tattoo types

  • Flower tattoo
  • Chinese character custom tatoos tattoos
  • Criminal tattoos
  • Irezumi - Japanese tattoo
  • Lower back dominatrix tatoo tattoo
  • Marquesan tattoo
  • Medical tattoo
  • Permanent makeup
  • Tā moko - the cultural practice of tattooing practiced by the Māori
  • Tear tattoo
  • Three Dots eminem tatoos Tattoo
  • Five Dots Tattoo
  • UV tattoo
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