Interesting facts about tattoos

Posted on May 15, 2021      31

The art of tattooing emerged thousands of years ago in many countries. Harsh Vikings, the inhabitants of tropical Pacific islands, and the inhabitants of some regions of Asia decorated themselves with intricate patterns. In today’s world tattoo is very popular, although in some conservative countries, it is still under a tacit ban. However, the fashion for tattoos is still walking around the world by leaps and bounds.

Facts about tattoos

  • If you wish, they can be removed by laser, but it’s an expensive and painful procedure. A red and green pigments and at all withdraw very difficult.
  • Any tattoo over time fades and slightly blurs, so every 7-10 years you need a correction to return it to freshness.
  • The oldest tattooing tools found by archeologists were made about 12 thousand years ago.

  • In Japan, many decent places do not allow people with tattoos on exposed parts of the body.
  • The word “tattoo” comes from the Tahitian “tatau”.
  • In Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome, slaves and criminals were tattooed on their foreheads to make them easier to identify if they escaped.
  • The crazy Roman emperor Caligula was also known for ordering his entourage to get the most bizarre tattoos.
  • The Maori, the indigenous New Zealanders, often cover the entire body with a tattoo. And the layers can be over one.
  • In Europe, tattoos found their own name only in the late 18th century, although as a phenomenon they existed long before that.
  • In ancient Egypt, tattoos appear to have been applied only to upper-class women. At least in all discovered mummies with tattoos are female.
  • The world’s first tattoo convention was held in Great Britain in 1950.
  • Traditional tattooing techniques in some nations are very traumatic and are actually combined with scarring.
  • In Thailand there is a tradition of “sak yant” tattoos. Local tattoo parlors do not undertake them - only monks have the right to apply them. By the way, in Thailand, most monks are covered in one way or another with tattoos.
  • Most gangs in Latin America mark all of their members with intricate tattoos, which often even cover the face.
  • The world’s first tattoo machine was invented and designed back in 1891 in New York.

  • Until the year 500 in Japan, tattoos were considered the privilege of the emperor.
  • The famous Winston Churchill had an anchor tattooed on his shoulder.
  • According to American statistics, women in the U.S. are more likely to get tattoos than men, but they are also more likely to get rid of them.
  • According to another statistic, the average U.S. citizen spends more than $1.6 billion annually on tattoos.
  • During tattooing, the tattoo machine makes from several hundred to several thousand injections per minute, depending on the needles used and the mode of the machine.
  • There is no such thing as temporary tattoos - this is a widespread myth.
  • Albert Einstein also had a tattoo.
  • Scientists have invented tattoos for diabetics that begin to glow if blood glucose levels drop to dangerous levels. However, they can only be applied to body parts that are not constantly exposed to sunlight.


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