Are tattoos for you?


Tattoos are ugly on male and female bodies alike. They are permanent, and once you have one, there is no easy way to erase it. Tattoos are used among criminals to show gang membership and record the wearer's personal history such as his or her skills, specialties, accomplishments and convictions. They are also used as a means of personal expression. Tattoos are available as unique a

nd original tattoos that are drawn by the tattoo artists and the tattoo flashes that are cheap and very popular amongst first time tattoo enthusiasts .

Tattoos are currently created by placing a needle with colored pigments in between the permanent base layer of your skin and the constantly changing top layer. They are removable these days with the use of lasers, but the procedure can be painful and is not always completely successful. Tattoos are worn as sacred symbols, as talismans or to ward off evil, for religious reasons or to show spiritual devotion. Tattoos are painful, and in some cases memorials or reminders of pain in your life, sometimes they are for the hell of it. Who gives a toss if in 10 years I sag, my tattoos will sag with me.

Tattoos are a beautiful display of art, meaning and message. The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian "tatu" which means "to mark something" and it is believe that the first known tattoo dates back 4,000 years B.C. Tattoos are also placed on animals, though very rarely for decorative reasons. Pets, show animals, thoroughbred horses and livestock are sometimes tattooed with identification and other marks. Tattoos are just a permanent representations of who I am. I change, and then the tattoos are a reminder of HOW I change.

Tattoos used to be done manually that is, the tattoo artist would puncture the skin with a needle and inject the ink by hand. Though this process is still used in some parts of the world, most tattoo shops use a tattoo machine these days. Tattoos are a creative means of self expression. Throughout history people have used permanent body art and body piercing to display their individuality, their heritage, their history. Tattoos are sometimes used by forensic pathologists to help them identify burned, putrefied, or mutilated bodies. Tattoo pigment is buried deep enough in the skin that even severe burns are not likely to destroy a tattoo.

Tattoos come in varying sizes and shapes ranging from a small pictorial adornment on the shoulder blade to those which extend to cover the whole length of the arm. However, tattoos are personal style statements and can be etched almost anywhere on your body. Tattoos are designs on the skin made with needles and colored ink. Permanent makeup is a type of tattoo.

Removable temporary tattoos are fun decals for the body that children enjoy. Great for parties, party favors, goody bags, play dates, rewards, fairs, fundraisers and more. Removing tattoos and permanent makeup can be very difficult. Skill levels vary widely among people who perform tattooing. Removal is done by applying an oil or alcohol based product. Baby oil, mineral oil and suntan lotion work best.

Removing tattoos and permanent make-up can be hard and can cost a lot of money. Sometimes, it cannot be done. Removal is time-consuming, costly, and doesn't always work. The most common method of tattoo removal is by laser treatment, which delivers short flashes of light at very high intensities to the skin to break down the tattoo ink.

Risks of laser removal of tattoos are similar to those associated with small wounds. The treatment itself can be uncomfortable or even painful as it creates small breaks in the skin. Risks associated with removing tattoos include hypopigmentation (loss of skin color) as well as hyperpigmentation (skin darkening) at the tattoo site. Scarring is also a remote possibility if appropriate lasers are not used.