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Tattoo Facts #6: 13 Random Facts

Posted by | October 19, 2012 | Tattoo Facts

1: Blues singer Janis Joplin had a wristlet tattoo and a small heart on her left breast.
2: In Oregon, it is a felony to practice tattooing without a license or in an unlicensed shop.
3: Heiress and socialite Paris Hilton had one tattoo to her credit, the name of then boyfriend Nick Carter on her right butt cheek. It has since been removed by laser.
4: The traditional Samoan tattoo, pe’a, covering the body from mid torso to the knees, takes 3 months to complete and up to 1 year to fully heal. A typical session lasts from dawn till dusk, or until the pain becomes too great, and resumes the next day unless the skin needs a few days to heal.
5: In a 2002 survey, 8 of the top 10 voted, “most beautiful people in the world” had tattoos.
6: Tattoos done today don’t turn blue when they age, unless they were originally blue, the inks are much more stable.
7: The first occurrence of the word tattoo in the Oxford English Dictionary came in 1769 and is credited to Captain John Cook.
8: A rooster tattooed on one leg and a pig on the other is said to protect a sailor from drowning. Neither animal can swim.
9: Queen Kamamalu of Hawaii (1808-1824) was the first woman to have her tongue tattooed.
10: Most tattoo artists will not tattoo a pregnant woman.
11: Some tattoo artists claim that if you shield a new tattoo from sunlight for the first two years it will remain brighter and clearer for decades.
12: Over 40 million people in the U.S. have tattoos.
13: 26% of Americans with a tattoo say they make them feel more attractive, with women voting that way almost 2 to 1 over men.

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