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IN Lifestyle ON 22 May, 2015
Planning to get inked?
Few years back, only members of the band and bikers were seen getting tattoos, but the 21st century has indeed seen some remarkable rise in the tattoo business. It has become a fashion trend with almost every other person getting one. Tattoo artists are taking tattoo business to an all new level with their amazing drawing talent and advanced techniques.
The practice of getting tattoos is certainly not new. Since centuries, people of different cultures and ethnic groups have been practicing this as a cultural art form. Earlier the native people of Japan, the Ainu used to get facial tattoos. Various ethnic groups in Japan, North America, southern China, Cambodia, Taiwan, and Africa also practiced tattoo art. In earlier times, tattoos were very popular among sailors, and they denoted different things. A turtle meant that the sailor has crossed the equator, and a dragon indicated that the sailor performed duties in China. Another fascinating fact from the history of tattoos is that between 1961 and 1997, tattoos were banned in New York City after the outbreak of Hepatitis B.
Getting yourself inked can be an intimidating process. With the increase in the tattoo business, there is also increase in various immature tattoo artists. If there are some letters involved, make sure you carefully proofread the final tattoo design. No one wants to face the embarrassment that comes along with it.
There are less known and unusual tattoo types. You will be amazed to know, but some people suffering from hair loss got hair follicle tattoos to avoid embarrassment. Even though they cost more, teeth tattoos are also being liked by people. Surprisingly, people are getting inked on body parts like tongue and insides of their lips. Eyeball tattooing is another trend that is rising over past few years. White-ink tattoos and glow-in-dark tattoos are unique and are much more attractive than the typical black ink tattoos. A White Ink tattoo usually glows in the black light and looks like a scar.
I came across some of the most amusing tattoo fails and would like to give a valuable tip to all: Please avoid getting inked while you are drunk or while your tattoo artist is drunk! Otherwise, you will have to go through super expensive laser tattoo removal techniques or tattoo coverups to get rid of the mess.