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Tattoos

  1. 1. Tattoos<br />By Cassandra Cline<br />
  2. 2. Background History<br />Derived from the Tahitian word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to mark something’<br />Ötzi the Iceman- found in 1991 from about 3300 BCHe had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle<br />Ötzithe Iceman<br />
  3. 3. History:Japan<br /><ul><li>First tattoos used on clay human shaped figures
  4. 4. Believed that these markings have religious or magical significance
  5. 5. First documented tattoo is from 297 AD
  6. 6. Japanese tattoo artists were known as the “Horis”</li></ul>Japanese wrestler with full body tattoos<br />
  7. 7. The Circus<br />Began in 1804<br />They were exhibited in slideshows or performed in acts such as juggling and sword swallowing<br />John Rutherford – first tattooed English Showman<br /> Prince Constantine – a Greek who had himself tattooed with the intentions of going into the show businessHe was tattooed ever morning for 3 hours for 3 months until it was completed<br />Prince Constantine<br />
  8. 8. How Tattoos Work<br /><ul><li>Artists use an electrically powered tattoo machine to inject ink into the person’s skin.
  9. 9. Sounds like a dental drill
  10. 10. The machine moves a solid needle up and down to puncture the skin between 50 and 3,000 times per minute.</li></ul>The needle penetrates the skin by about a millimeter and deposits a drop of insoluble ink into the skin with each puncture.<br />
  11. 11. Step-By-Step Procedure<br />1) Artist shaves the area that is being tattooed<br />2) The area is wet with rubbing alcohol<br />3) Artist applies the stencil (or draws it on with a pen)<br />4) Artists rubs Vaseline on the area and starts the tattooing <br />5) When finished, the area is cleaned with alcohol and a sterile bandage is applied<br />
  12. 12. An example of a tattoo studio<br />
  13. 13. UV Tattoos<br />Artists use special ink<br />Only appear under black lights<br />
  14. 14. Most Tattooed Person:Lucky Diamond Rich<br />Born in New Zealand<br />Spent over 1000 hours having his body modified<br />100% of his body is covered<br />
  15. 15. Lizard Man<br />Real name: Erik Sprague<br />Lives in Austin, Texas<br />650 hours of tattooing<br /><ul><li>Tongue Bifurcation
  16. 16. SubdermalTeflon implants
  17. 17. Teeth filing </li></li></ul><li>Funny and Bizarre Tattoos<br />
  18. 18. Tattoo Statistics<br />15% of Americans (40 million people) have at least one tattoo (Harris Poll, 2003)<br />In 1936, 6% of Americans (10 million people) had a tattoo (Life magazine)<br />In the Harris Poll of 2003, 87% (yellow) had no regrets about their choice. 17% (orange) did regret having chosen to get a tattoo.<br />
  19. 19. Examples of Tattooed Celebrities<br />Rihanna<br />Angelina Jolie<br />Ryan Sheckler<br />Travis Barker<br />

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