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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 tattoo terms, tattooing is micro-pigment implantation. Tattoos may be made on human or animal skin. Tattoos tatoos on humans are a type of body modification, while tattoos on animals are most often used for identification.

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


  • 1 Terms
  • 2 History
  • 3 Purpose
  • 4 Prevalence
  • 5 Negative tattood tatteos associations
    • 5.1 Secular tattooa attitudes
    • 5.2 Abrahamic religious prohibitions
  • 6 Procedure
    • 6.1 "Natural" tatyoos tattoos
    • 6.2 Dyes and pigments
    • 6.3 Studio attoos hygiene
    • 6.4 Aftercare
    • 6.5 Tattoo removal
  • 7 Health risks
    • 7.1 Infection
    • 7.2 Allergic tsttoos reactions
    • 7.3 Tattoo tttoos Inks
  • 8 Temporary tattoos
  • 9 Forensics
  • 10 References
    • 10.1 Anthropological
    • 10.2 Popular tattooss and artistic
    • 10.3 Medical
    • 10.4 Other tattaos references
  • 11 See also
    • 11.1 Tattoo tatroos types


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

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

Tattoo designs that are star tattoos mass-produced and sold to tattoo artists and studios and displayed in shop are known as flash.


Main article: fairy tattoos History of tattooing

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


Religious theme

Tattoos have served as rites of passage, marks of tribal tattoo status and rank, symbols of religious dragon tattoo and spiritual devotion, decorations for bravery, sexual lures and marks of fertility, pledges celtic tattoos of love, punishment, amulets and talismans, protection, and as the marks of outcasts, slaves free tattoo flash and convicts.

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

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

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

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


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

Lower back heart tattoo tattoos are more common among young women

In many traditional cultures tattooing has also enjoyed a resurgence, partially in deference to cultural heritage. Historically, a angel tattoo designs decline in traditional tribal tattooing in Europe christian tattoos occurred with the spread of Christianity. A decline often occurred in other cultures following European efforts to convert aboriginal celtic tattoo and pictures of tattoos indigenous people to Western religious and cultural practices that held tattooing to be a "pagan" or "heathen" activity. Within some traditional indigenous hawaiian arm tattoos cultures, tattooing takes place within the context of a rite of irish tattoos passage between adolescence and adulthood.

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

Negative associations

Secular attitudes

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

Some employers, dragonfly tattoos especially in professional fields, still look down on tattoos star tattoo design or regard them as contributing to an unprofessional appearance. Tattoos can therefore christian cross tattoos impair a wearer's career prospects, particularly when inked on places not typically covered by clothing, such as the hands, neck or face. feminine tattoos It is not unusual for tattoo lower back tattoo artists to refuse to tattoo these very conspicuous areas.

In some cultures, tattoos still have negative associations lower back tattoo designs despite their increasing popularity, and are generally associated with criminality in the public's mind; therefore those who choose to cool tattoos be tattooed in such countries dolphin tattoos usually keep their tattoos covered for fear of reprisal. For example, many businesses such as gyms, hot tribal dragon tattoo springs and recreational facilities in Japan still ban people with visible tattoos, in part because of their association shooting star tattoo in the popular imagination with the yakuza, or Japanese mafia. back tattoos In Western cultures as floral tattoos well, some dress codes specify that tattoos must be covered.

According to popular belief, most triad members in Hong gallery of dragon tattoo Kong have a tattoo of a black dragon on the left biceps and one of a white ankle tattoos tiger on the right; in fact, chinese dragon tattoo many people in Hong Kong use "left a black dragon, right a white tiger" as a euphemism for chinese characters tattoos a triad member. It is widely believed that one of the initiation rites in becoming irish tattoo a triad member is silently withstanding the pain of receiving a large tattoo japanese tattoo in one sitting, usually performed in the traditional "hand-poked" style. One angel wing tattoos reason the Chinese associate tattoos with criminals is because historically criminals who were released from prison skull tattoo for minor crimes were given a tattoo on their free tattoo flash designs face as a "warning sign" to other people.citation needed]

In the United States native american tattoos many prisoners and criminal gangs use distinctive tattoos to indicate facts about their criminal behavior, prison sentences, and foot tattoo organizational affiliation. This cultural use of tattoos predates the widespread popularity of tattoos swallow tattoo in the general population, so older tattoo supplies people may still associate tattoos with criminality. At the same time, members of the zodiac tattoos U.S. military have an equally established and longstanding history of tattooing to indicate military units, battles, etc., and this association is also widespread among mermaid tattoos older Americans. Tattooing is also widespread tattoo images in the British Armed Forces.

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

Abrahamic religious prohibitions

Main article: History of tattooing

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


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

Some tribal cultures traditionally created tattoos tinkerbell tattoos by cutting designs into the skin dolphin tattoo and rubbing the resulting wound with ink, ashes or other agents; some cultures continue this star tattoo ideas practice, which may be an adjunct to scarification. guardian angel tattoo Some cultures create tattooed marks by hand-tapping the ink into the johnny depp tattoo skin using sharpened sticks or animal bones or, in modern times, needles. Traditional Japanese tattoos (irezumi) are still "hand-poked," that temporary tattoo is, the ink is inserted beneath the skin using non-electrical, hand-made and hand held tools with needles of sharpened scorpion tattoos bamboo or aztec tattoos steel.

The most common method of tattooing in modern times is the small tattoos electric tattoo machine, which inserts ink into the skin via a group of needles that are soldered onto a bar, which is back tattoo attached to an oscillating unit. The unit rapidly and turtle tattoo repeatedly drives the needles in and out of the skin, usually 80 to 150 times a memorial tattoos second.

The modern electric tattoo machine is far removed from the machine firefighter tattoos invented by Samuel O'Reilly in 1891. O'Reilly's machine was ladybug tattoos based on the rotary technology of the electric engraving device invented by Thomas lion tattoos Edison. Modern tattoo machines use electromagnetic coils. The first coil machine was patented by tiger tattoo Thomas Riley in London, 1891 using a single coil. The first twin coil machine, the predecessor of the modern configuration, tree tattoo was invented by another Englishman, Alfred Charles South patriotic tattoos of London, in 1899.

"Natural" tattoos

According to George Orwell, workers in coal mines would turtle tattoos develop characteristic tattoos owing to coal dust getting into wounds. angelina jolie tattoos This can also occur with substances like gunpowder. Similarly, military tattoos a traumatic tattoo occurs when a substance such as asphalt is rubbed into a wound as the result of some kind of bird tattoos accident or trauma. These are particularly difficult to remove as clover tattoos they tend to be spread across several different layers of skin, and scarring or permanent discoloration is almost unavoidable depending flame tattoos on the free tattoo ideas location. In addition, tattooing of the gingiva from implantation of amalgam particles during dental filling placement and removal is possible and not uncommon.

Dyes and pigments

A wide range of dyes and pigments can be cross tattoo galleries used in lily tattoo tattoos, from inorganic materials like titanium dioxide and iron oxides to carbon black, azo dyes, and acridine, quinoline, phthalocyanine and sparrow tattoos naphthol derivates, dyes made from ash, and other mixtures.

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

Studio hygiene

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

A reputable tattooist will wrist tattoos wash his or her hands before starting to tattoo a hawaiian tattoos client, and between clients, as well as wear disposable latex gloves (a new japanese dragon tattoos pair for each client). He or she will refuse to tattoo minors without parental consent, (in tribal sun tattoos some states it is illegal to joker tattoo tattoo a minor even with parental consent) as well as intoxicated people, people with contraindicated skin conditions, or those incapable of consent due flower butterfly tattoos to mental incapacity, and attempt tattoo patterns to ensure that the customer is satisfied with and sure about the design before applying it. Moreover, flash tattoo she or he will open chinese writing tattoos new, sterile needle packages in front of the client, and always use new, sterile or sterile disposable instruments and supplies, devil tattoos and fresh ink for each session (loaded into disposable containers which are discarded after each client).

Membership in professional celtic tattoo art organizations, or certificates of appreciation/achievement, generally require that an artist is aware genital tattoos of the latest trends in equipment and sterilization. However, many of the most notable black dragon tattoo tattooists do not belong to any association. free tattoo galleries While specific requirements vary between jurisdictions, many mandate armband tattoos formal training in bloodborne pathogens, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and cross contamination. A local department of health regulates tattoo studios in many jurisdictions.


Tattoo artists, free tattoo pictures and people with cherry tattoos tattoos, vary widely in preferred methods of caring for new tattoos. Some artists recommend keeping a new tattoo mexican tattoos wrapped for the first twenty-four hours, others suggest removing temporary bandaging after a few hours. Many western tattooists tattoo magazine advise against allowing too much tattoo kits contact with water for the first few days or weeks; in Japan, in contrast, a arm band tattoos new tattoo is often bathed in very hot water early and often.

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

Tattoo removal

While tattoos love tattoos are considered permanent, it is possible, to varying degrees, to remove them. Complete removal, however, is often not possible, and the expense and pain phoenix tattoo design of angel wing tattoo removing them typically will be greater than the expense and pain of applying them. Some jurisdictions will pay for the voluntary removal of pirate tattoo gang tattoos.

Tattoo removal is most commonly performed using celtic butterfly tattoos lasers that react with the ink in the tattoo, and break it down. The lotus tattoo broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body. This technique often requires crosses tattoos many repeated visits to remove even a small tattoo, and may result in permanent scarring.

A newer wolf tattoo method of removal is by tattooing glycolic acid into cat tattoos the skin with a tattoo machine: the acid pushes the ink to the surface of the skin in the sacred heart tattoo scab, which is later removed. clown tattoos This method purportedly scars less than laser techniques. Glycolic acid is also used for facial peels; japanese tattoo symbols when used for tattoo removal, a lower percentage mix is used.citation needed]

Some wearers tattoo care opt to cover an unwanted tattoo with a new tattoo. This is commonly shark tattoos known as a coverup or cover-up. An artfully done cover-up may render lotus flower tattoo the old tattoo completely invisible, though this will depend largely on the size, style, colours and techniques used on angel tattoo galleries the old tattoo. Some shops and artists use laser tattoos drawings of crosses removal machines to break down and lighten undesired tattoos to tattoo lotus flower make coverage with a new tattoo easier.

Overall, green-based ink is the most difficult to remove. Black ink is most readily broken down eyeliner tattoo by the laser, and unprofessional tattoos done at home are the easiest ones to remove, japanese tattoo art due tattoo sketches to the low quality of ink used, as well as the ineffective manner snake tattoo in which they were applied.

Health risks

Modern tattoo artists pirate tattoos latex gloves and sterilized equipment.

Because it requires breaking the skin barrier, tattooing may carry health risks, including infection and sun and moon tattoos allergic reactions. In the United States, for example, cross tattoo designs a person who receives a tattoo will generally be prohibited from donating frog tattoo blood for 12 months (FDA 2000).

Modern western tattooers reduce such risks by following lion tattoo universal precautions, working with single-use items, and sterilizing their equipment after each use. clover tattoo Many jurisdictions require that tattooists have bloodborne pathogen training, such as is provided through the Red Cross.


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

Infections that could tattoo flash art be transmitted via the upper back tattoos use of unsterilized tattoo equipment include surface infections of the skin, tetanus, staph, some forms of hepatitis, and HIV. No asian dragon tattoos person in the United States is known to have contracted HIV via a commercially-applied tattooing process. Tetanus risk is tattoo machines prevented by having an up-to-date tetanus booster japanese tattoo designs prior to being tattooed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that: no data exist in monkey tattoo the United States laser tattoo removal indicating that persons with exposures to tattooing alone are at increased risk for HCV infection. In 2006, the CDC reported 3 clusters tattoo websites with 44 cases cute tattoos of methicillin-resistant staph infection traced to unlicensed tattooists (MMWR 55(24)).

Allergic reactions

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

There is also a small risk of anaphylactic polynesian tattoo shock (hypersensitive tattoo sleeves reaction) in those who are susceptible.

Tattoo Inks

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

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

However, research by Shellock and Crues crown tattoos reports adverse reactions to MRI maori tattoo and tattoos in a very small number of cases. Wagle and Smith also documented an isolated case of Tattoo-Induced Skin phoenix bird tattoos Burn During MR Imaging.

Temporary tattoos

Temporary tattoos are not really tattoos. Rather, they are a wing tattoo type of body tattoo artist sticker, like a decal. They are generally applied to the skin using water to temporarily tattoo crosses transfer the design to the surface of the skin. Temporary tattoos are easily removed with soap and demon tattoos water or oil-based creams, and are intended to last only a few days.

Magician Penn Jillette (of kanji tattoos Penn & Teller fame) claims in his meanings of chinese characters for tattoos book "Penn & Teller's How to Play in Traffic" sports tattoos that he had a special tattoo made on his arm that used no pigment (it was simply a needle). Penn states that wrist tattoo the tattoo left a red scar that had a discernable pattern, but would heal to panther tattoos near invisibility after five or six years.

Other forms of temporary "tattoos" are henna tattoos, gemini tattoo also known as Mehndi, and the marks made by the stains of wedding ring tattoo silver nitrate on the skin when exposed to ultraviolet light. lotus flower tattoos Both methods, silver nitrate and henna, can take up to two weeks to fade from the skin.

Airbrush tattoos basketball tattoos is another popular form of temporary hummingbird tattoo tattoos. This process involves using a stencil design and blowing paint through the stencil onto the horseshoe tattoos skin. This form of tattoo army tattoos lasts approximately a week.


Tattoos are sometimes utilized by forensic pathologists to help them identify burned, putrefied, or mutilated bodies. Tattoo pigment is deep prison tattoos enough in the skin that even severe burns will tree tattoos often not destroy a tattoo.



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

Popular and tattoo cross artistic

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


  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC's Position on Tattooing and HCV Infection. Retrieved on June davey havok tattoos 12, 2006.
  • United States neck tattoos Food and Drug Administration. Tattoos and Permanent Makeup. CFSAN/Office of Cosmetics rebel flag tattoos and Colors (2000; updated [2004, 2006]). Retrieved on June 12, 2006.
  • Haley Finley-Jones, Leslie D. Wagner, and Jani C. angel wings tattoos Ingram. In the flesh: Chemical characterization of tattoo daisy tattoos inks. Northern Arizona University. Retrieved on June 13, 2006 ].
  • Haley R.W. and Fischer R.P., sleeve tattoos Commercial tattooing as a potential source of hepatitis C infection, Medicine, March 2000;80:134-151
  • Mayo Clinic. Tattoos and piercings: What to know beforehand. straight edge tattoos Mayo Clinc.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin Infections tattoo letters Among Tattoo Recipients --- Ohio, Kentucky, and Vermont, 2004--2005. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 55(24);677-679. Retrieved on four leaf clover tattoo June 23, 2006.
  • MR Safety and the American College of Radiology Shellock, F.G. and Crues, shoulder tattoos J.V. American Journal of Roentgenology White Paper
  • Tattoo-Induced Skin Burn tattoo designs of stars During MR Imaging Wagle, W.A. and Smith, M. American Journal of Roentgenology: tattoo aftercare Article

Other references

  • ^  Investigation of pigments in tattoo colours Survey no. 2, 2002, flame tattoo Danish Environmental Protection Agency:
  • ^  Canada to open prison tattoo parlors joker tattoos May 4, 2004,

See also

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

Tattoo types

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