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Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since Neolithic times.
Tattooing in Japan started from the Paleolithic Era, ten thousand years ago.
Tattooing in Western world has its origins in Polynesia, which discovered by eighteen century explorers.
Decorative and spiritual uses
Tattooing involves the placement of pigment into the skin’s dermis, the layer of connective tissue underlying the epidermis.
Modern electric tattoo machine in use: here outfitted with a 5-needle setup, but number of needles depends on size and shading desired 2 coil tattoo machine: easy to lining and shading Home-made tattoos “stick and poke”
Recommend keeping a new tattoo wrapped for the first 24 hours
Others suggest removing temporary bandaging after 2 hours or less
Avoid too much contact with hot tub or pool water
Prevent the tattoo ink from washing out or fading due to over-hydration
Avoid infection from exposure to bacteria and chlorine
Popular with models and children
No permanent alteration of the skin
Similar appearance that can last from a few days to several weeks
Tattooing may carry health risks, including infection and allergic reaction.
Infection that could be transmitted via the use of unsterilized tattoo equipment or contaminated ink.
Infections include infections of the skin, herpes simplex virus, tetanus, staph, fungal infections, tuberculosis, and HIV.
Modern western tattoo artists reduce such risks by following universal precautions, working with single-use items, and sterilizing their equipment after each use.