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  1. 1. ==== ====For A Great Tattoo Design Resource Center Check This Out: ====1: An Ohio restaurant specializing in cheeseburgers offers a lifetime 25% discount for anyone whohas a tattoo of a cheeseburger and at an unrelated tattoo studio in a nearby town, theyre offeringa 25% discount on cheeseburger tattoos- Sounds suspicious.2: Tattoos are rarely done in ink, what is commonly called inks, are actually suspended solid colorparticles, mostly metal salts and plastics, but not vegetable dyes as commonly believed.3: There are no reported cases of HIV infection from a tattoo in the U.S., but there are three fromdentists offices.4: More women than men are getting tattooed today.5: Tattoos are considered a minor medical procedure.6. Until 2006 it was illegal to get a tattoo in Oklahoma7: Lucky Diamond Rich of New Zealand is the most tattooed person in the world, and after runningout of space, has started putting lighter tattoos on top of the darker ones, and vice versa.8: Robbie "the coon" Koch recently broke the worlds record by inking 577 tattoos in 24 hrs. Theold record was held by Kat Von D of the television show, "LA Ink." Update- Hollis Cantrellactually owns the record as of 2009 (801 tattoos) but Robbie the coon sounded better. Hollissfinal tattoo was on his thigh.9: The first recorded tattoo is believed to have been found on a mummified iceman in 3300 BC. Hehad 58 tattoos, mostly dots and lines.10: In 1876 Thomas Edison invented a machine that ultimately became the tattoo machine, but ittook modifications by Samuel OReilly in 1891 to adapt the device for tattooing.11: The record for the longest tattoo session is 43 hours and 50 minutes and was completed bythe very observant and talented artist Melanie Grieveson, of Australia. The tattooed was StephenGrady.12: In 2005 Kimberly Smith was paid $10,000 to have Golden Palace.Com tattooed on herforehead by the casino, to help pay for her daughters education. The casino is noted for itsoutlandish promotions.13: Thomas Edison had five dots tattooed on his left forearm, similar to the dots on dice.14: Lip tattoos only last 1 to 5 years and need to be frequently retouched, the most common acosmetic lip liner.15: The second most common reason for tattoo removal is mistranslation.16: In 2010 Channel will unveil its new line of fashionable temporary tattoos. The set of 55 tattoossells for $75.17: Most Tattoo machines hold between 1 and 10 needles and some ancient methods using rakeshold up to 27.18: Anil Gupta is considered NYCs most expensive tattoo artist at over $350 per hour.19: In the majority of cases, the outline of a tattoo shouldnt bleed at all, and the shading for only afew minutes.20: As of 2006, 1 in 4 women aged 18 to 50 have at least one tattoo.
  2. 2. 21: U.S. President James Polk is said to be the first white man to have a Chinese character as atattoo.22: A brothel in Cologne, Germany is offering any patron who gets a tattoo of the businesses logo,by their in house artist, free entrance for life ($6.25 US) and discounts on lap dances ($25.00 US.ea)25: The word "tattoo" has been in the top ten searched terms since Lycos started tracking searchengines.26: Democrats are more likely to have a tattoo then republicans, 18% to 14%.27: January 23, 2010. A new US Marine Corp directive prohibits anyone with a full sleeve tattoofrom becoming an officer. It also prohibits tattoos on the hands, wrists, fingers, and the inside ofthe mouth.28: July 17th, 2009. 18 year old Kimberly Vlaminck sues a Romanian tattoo artist over the 56 starsthat she awoke to, scattered across her face, 53 more than see asked for. She later admitted thatshe lied in the lawsuit and had asked for all fifty six.29: Blues singer Janis Joplin had a wristlet tattoo and a small heart on her left breast.30: In Oregon, it is a felony to practice tattooing without a license or in an unlicensed shop.31: Heiress and socialite Paris Hilton had one tattoo to her credit, the name of then boyfriend NickCarter on her right butt cheek. It has since been removed by laser.32: The traditional Samoan tattoo, pea, covering the body from mid torso to the knees, takes 3months to complete and up to 1 year to fully heal. A typical session lasts from dawn till dusk, oruntil the pain becomes too great, and resumes the next day unless the skin needs a few days toheal.33: In a 2002 survey, 8 of the top 10 voted, "most beautiful people in the world" had tattoos.34: Tattoos done today dont turn blue when they age, unless they were originally blue, the inksare much more stable.35: The first occurrence of the word tattoo in the Oxford English Dictionary came in 1769 and iscredited to Captain John Cook.36: A rooster tattooed on one leg and a pig on the other is said to protect a sailor from drowning.Neither animal can swim.37: Queen Kamamalu of Hawaii (1808-1824) was the first woman to have her tongue tattooed.38: Most tattoo artists will not tattoo a pregnant woman.39: Some tattoo artists claim that if you shield a new tattoo from sunlight for the first two years itwill remain brighter and clearer for decades.40: Over 40 million people in the U.S. have tattoos.41: 26% of Americans with a tattoo say they make them feel more attractive, with women votingthat way almost 2 to 1 over men.42: Tommy Lee of Motley Crue holds the record for highest altitude tattoo, having been inked in2008 at 45,000 feet. The tattoo was said to cost $150,000 dollars.43: 73 year old Isobel Valley, the worlds most tattooed women, has every square inch of her bodytattooed, except her face, and also has fifty piercings, 15 of which are visible. The majority of thepiercings are below the belt because she wants to jingle when she walks, she says.44: An increasing number of people are having medical alerts tattooed to aid doctors in case of anemergency.45: 43 year old former soldier Shawn Clark has the names of all 232 British soldiers killed inAfghanistan tattooed on his back.
  3. 3. 46: At one time red ink was known to fade; not so with today inks.47: The title of The "Hardy Boys" #47 is "The Mystery of the Whale Tattoo."48: When Cortez landed on the Mexican coast in 1519 he was horrified to find the nativespracticing devil worshiping and had somehow permanently marked images of their idols on theirskin. He called it the work of the devil.49: A tattoo of an anchor on a sailor indicates they have sailed across the Atlantic.50: One third of Americans with tattoos say they make them feel sexier.51: Tattoo ink is injected into the second layer of the skin, the dermis, and become encapsulate bythe body as a defense mechanism, leaving the image stable and intact.52: Gabrial Carbona, an American teenage hit man for a Mexican cartel, has his eyelids tattooedso they never look closed. His idea is not working as well for him in prison.53: Jimmy Buffet sings about tattoos in this song of the same name, "Its a permanent reminder ofa temporary feeling."54: In the 1920s, American circuses employed more than 300 people with full body tattoos andpaid them up to $200 a week, a lot of money during those times.55: The percentage of males and females with tattoos is now statistically equal.56: Tattoo equipment is sterilized in an autoclave, a high pressure steam machine, similar to apressure cooker and how hospitals do theirs.57: 57% of people without a tattoo feel that those with them are more rebellious and threatening.58: 35 0f the first 43 U.S. Presidents reportedly have tattoos.59: Tattoo inks are not regulated by the by any government agencies so there is no way ofknowing exactly whats in them.60: Winston Churchills mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, had a tattoo of a snake on her wrist.They were popular for rich aristocrats during that period. She chose a snake because it could beeasily covered by a bracelet.61: U.S. President Andrew Jackson had a giant tattoo of a tomahawk that ran down the length ofthe inside of his thigh. No one knows exactly why.62: Almost all U.S. corporations have some form of restrictions or policy regarding tattoos on thejob.63: As of Sept. 29th 2009, the 19 year old ban on tattooing was lifted in DeKalb, Illinois.64: Actress Halle Berry has a tattoo of a sunflower on her rear end covering up the name of herex, baseball player David Justice.65: The popularity of tattooing during the latter part of the nineteenth century and first part of thetwentieth century owed much to the circus sideshow.66: People with antisocial personality disorder are more likely to have a higher number of tattoosin more visible locations, and covering a larger percentage of their bodies.67: Ancient Egyptians used tattoos to differentiate between slaves and peasants.68: During the late 18th century in Europe, collecting the tattooed heads of Maori people becameso popular that many were murdered to meet the demand. The heads were commonly paid for inguns.69: In the 1870s the Japanese government outlawed tattoos forcing the practice undergroundwhere it flourished.70: 3% of Americans say having a tattoo makes them feel more athletic.71: The worlds most tattooed women, Isobel Varley got her first tattoo, a flower, at age 49.72: 4% of consumers spend over $1000 on a tattoo.
  4. 4. 73: When you see someones tattoo you are viewing it through the first layer of the skin, theepidermis.74: 50% of all tattoos are not covered up by clothing and are openly visible.75: Tattoo machines can make upwards of 200 hits per second, thats up to 12,000 times a minuteand 720,000 an hour.76: In ancient Greece and Rome, tattoos were considered barbaric and were only used to markslaves and criminals.77: 52% of those in prison are tattooed.78: In recent studies, memorial tattoos have been shown to overwhelmingly turn grief into joy andmorning into celebration by creating a lasting memory.79: A 2009 study conducted at Liverpool Hope University found that people with three or moretattoos had significantly lower levels of self esteem.80: 4% of Americans say that their tattoos make them feel healthier.81: It is untrue that white or lighter colored inks are more painful to use.82: A tattoo is art, only, if the person doing the tattoo is an artist and a skilled technician.83: President James Buchanon had a tattoo of a scantily clad woman on his chest with the initialsBFL (bachelor for life).84: 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."85: New York City outlawed tattoos from 1961 to 1997 because of a tattoo related outbreak ofhepatitis "C".86: In a 2002 study a group of male high school and college students viewed pictures of modelswith and without tattoos, and graded them in 13 categories. The models with tattoos scored muchlower in 9 of the 13 ratings.87: Some people experience pain or a burning during sensation during an MRI because of themetallic particles in some inks.88: The US Navy prohibited tattoos of naked women during World War II, so many future sailorshad to get their tattoos reworked to include cloths.89: The first recorded instance of death following tattooing was reported in 1837 in France. Theyoung woman, a prostitute, was covering up another unwanted tattoo and died from the infectionthat followed.90: Apr. 30, 2009. To celebrate Barbies 50th birthday Mattel comes out with the new "TotallyStlylin Barbie, complete with a set of place able tattoos, one a lower back tattoo featuring thename Ken.91: 35% of all NBA players have tattoos. Michael Jordan has none and teammate Dennis Rodmanhas at least 22.92: Lorette Fulkerson was the last woman to work the circus sideshows, retiring in 1995 at the ageof 80.93: Eyeball tattoos are not done with a machine, but rather, the ink is directly injected into the eyewith a syringe.94: Urine was sometimes used in early ink mixtures.95: 5% of Americans with a tattoo say they make them feel smarter.96: The first case of a syphilis being transmitted by a tattoo came in 1853. The artists ink wasdrying up so he spit in it, transferring the disease.97: Never go back to the person who gave you a bad tattoo to have it fixed, it will not get better.98: The time to ask questions is before you get a tattoo.
  5. 5. 99: Good tattoos arent cheap and cheap tattoos arent good.100: Women are more than twice as likely to have a tattoo removed as men.101: 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.If your interested in learning more about feminine tattoo designs and avoid costly andembarrassing mistakes visit Noel Christian at Angel Heart Tattoo. Think before you ink.Article Source: ====For A Great Tattoo Design Resource Center Check This Out: ====