Do you want to look different from the crowd? Does tattooing fascinate you? What's the safest mode to get a tattoo? Knowing all these facts can help in deciding whether an idea to get a tattoo is good for you. The history of tattoos commenced over 5000 years ago. A remarkable effort in the discovery of tattooing in the Bronze Age was that when in 1991, a frozen body of five thousand year old tattooed man was found on a mountain between Austria and Italy. The body was bearing almost 57 tattoos and positions of the tattoos suggest that they were applied for therapeutic reasons.
The history of tattoos starts from Egypt during the time of the construction of its great pyramids. When the Egyptians empire expanded, the art of tattooing started spreading as well. The Greeks started using tattoos for communication among spies. Markings on the body identified the spies and represented their rank. But in Rome the criminals and slaves were marked. So the practice of tattooing spread everywhere in the world. This practice is still carried on today. Some use tattoos in showing social status while others use it as a mark of cultural tradition.
In today’s era the art of tattooing is very popular among the youngsters. The property of the outlaws, sailors and bikers gang is now a fashionable art of body decoration for many people. Now a lot of marks are used by different people to express themselves with their tattoos. The common marks include the anchors, birth signs, skulls, school or organization’ s emblems, battleships, love marks and many more. A tattoo is a punctured wound that is made deep into the skin by filling the ink. It is a dermal pigmentation or a mark which is generally made by inserting decorative pigment into the skin. Tattoos are a type of decorative body alterations that are used for identification, representation, branding and expression.
Tattoos can be done manually by using a needle to puncture the skin or by tattoo machines which uses a tube and a needle system. Needles are used to inject the ink into the deeper layer of skin called dermis and thus make a tattoo permanent. Before putting tattoos a tattoo artist should know how deep to drive the needle into your skin, as going too deep can cause bleeding and intense pain. Many things have to be taken care before getting a tattoo safely on your skin. The major thing to be considered is proper hygiene. A body modification artist is required to wash his or her hands before starting tattooing a client. The use of disposable gloves is also mandatory to avoid cross contamination. Even the equipments are autoclaved with an approved disinfectant before using them in the task of tattooing such as counter tops, machines, and furniture.
At last it is important to get a tattoo on your body with ultimate safety so that there is no chance of skin disruption or harm. It is always a fun to have tattoos on the body as they really make a unique mark on personal identity.