Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that tattoos have a fascinating history. It is believed tattooing stemmed a form of healing similar to acupuncture, and evolved into the art form it is today.
When it was introduced into the Western world, it was mainly popular among sailors, but gained popularity in the 1970’s. No longer a form of rebellion, the art of tattooing has become more widely accepted than ever.
Whether you have a tattoo or not, here are some facts about tattoos that you might not know!
- In 1891, the first electric tattoo machine was invented and patented by Samuel O’Reilly. The tattoo gun stemmed from Edison’s electric pen when O’Reilly added needles and an ink reservoir.
- A tattoo gun can puncture the skin between 50 and 3,000 times per minute, penetrating the skin about one millimeter deep in the skin to the dermis.
- 58% of women have at least one tattoo, while only 41% of men have one. However, women are twice as likely to get their tattoos removed than men.
- The word “tattoo” is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. It is commonly spelled as “tatoo.”
- In 2005, Kimberly Smith tattooed “GoldenPalace.com” on her forehead to pay for her son’s tuition, making her the first person to have a tattoo for advertisement.
So before thinking or planning how to pay for your skin to be damaged, make you you have a rethink because once it it done you can not save yourself.