Thirty years ago the percentage of people with tattoos was one percent today that number has increased to one to four. As a fan of tattoos I have gone through the excitement and pain of getting one getting a tattoo is becoming more and more popular amongst college students. Now days what only used to be property of sailors, outlaws, and biker gangs. Now it is a popular body decoration for many people from favorite teams or personalized symbols people have found many ways to express themselves. There are a few things you should know about tattoos such as the tattoo art, self-expression, and tattoo tolerance.
What exactly is a tattoo?
A tattoo is a puncture wound, made deep in your skin, that’s filled with ink. The tattoo is made by penetrating your skin with a needle and injecting ink into the area creating some sort of design of your choosing the thing that makes tattoos so long lasting is the fact that they are so deep the ink isn’t injected into the epidermis the top layer of the skin. Instead the ink is injected into the dermis which is the second layer of skin. Dermis cells are very stable so the tattoo is practically permanent.
Most Tattoo Shops these days use a tattoo machine an electric instrument that uses a tube and needle system. One end is a needle which is attached to tubes that contain ink a foot switch is used to turn on the machine which moves the needle in and out while driving the ink about 1/8 inches into your skin. What I enjoy most about tattoos is that your body is so repairable that after you get the tattoo it heals and you no longer feel the tattoo it’s like it’s a part of you. I just feel like tattoos are a way to express the way you and it’s like your own canvas to describe you.
Does getting a tattoo Hurt?
Getting a tattoo can be very painful but the level of pain can vary