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Posted by | November 2, 2012 | Tattoo Facts

It is untrue that white or lighter colored inks are more painful to use.

A tattoo is art, only, if the person doing the tattoo is an artist and a skilled technician.

President James Buchanon had a tattoo of a scantily clad woman on his chest with the initials BFL (bachelor for life).

In 2002, 18 year old hair dresser Lee Becks was shocked to find out the tattoo he thought said, “Love, honor, and obey” actually translated to, “at the end of the day, this is an ugly boy.”

New York City outlawed tattoos from 1961 to 1997 because of a tattoo related outbreak of hepatitis “C”.

In a 2002 study a group of male high school and college students viewed pictures of models with and without tattoos, and graded them in 13 categories. The models with tattoos scored much lower in 9 of the 13 ratings.

Some people experience pain or a burning during sensation during an MRI because of the metallic particles in some inks.

The US Navy prohibited tattoos of naked women during World War II, so many future sailors had to get their tattoos reworked to include cloths.

The first recorded instance of death following tattooing was reported in 1837 in France. The young woman, a prostitute, was covering up another unwanted tattoo and died from the infection that followed.

Apr. 30, 2009. To celebrate Barbie’s 50th birthday Mattel comes out with the new “Totally Stlylin’ Barbie, complete with a set of place able tattoos, one a lower back tattoo featuring the name Ken.

35% of all NBA players have tattoos. Michael Jordan has none and teammate Dennis Rodman has at least 22.

Lorette Fulkerson was the last woman to work the circus sideshows, retiring in 1995 at the age of 80.

Eyeball tattoos are not done with a machine, but rather, the ink is directly injected into the eye with a syringe.

Urine was sometimes used in early ink mixtures.

5% of Americans with a tattoo say they make them feel smarter.

The first case of a syphilis being transmitted by a tattoo came in 1853. The artists ink was drying up so he spit in it, transferring the disease.

Never go back to the person who gave you a bad tattoo to have it fixed, it will not get better.

The time to ask questions is before you get a tattoo.

Good tattoos aren’t cheap and cheap tattoos aren’t good.

Women are more than twice as likely to have a tattoo removed as men.

Over 50% of the tattoos created today will be removed by laser at great expense, intense pain and permanent minor scaring. Think before you ink.

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