Tattoo Regret

Tattoo Regret Greg Hall, Case Western Reserve University Almost half of people between 18 and 35 have tattoos, and almost one in four regrets it, according to a 2016 Harris Poll. Based on an estimate of about 60 million people in that age group, that would mean that about 7.5 million people have tattoo regret.…

Tattoo problems

Tattoo Problems

Tattoo Problems There are a number of tattoo problems that can occur. One of the problems with sticking yourself a thousand times a minute and injecting, hopefully noninfectious, ink into your skin, is not everyone has the outcome they expect.  Infections with hepatitis, a type of liver infection, antibiotic resistant bacteria, or even HIV/AIDS are…

Red Ink Tattoo

Tattoo Statistics

Tattoo Statistics A Harris Research Poll done in 2015 reviewed tattoo statistics from our current generations.  They looked at tattoos as a cultural phenomenon effecting different generations and organized them by age and whether they had a tattoo or not. The current generation of young adult’s (called  the “Millennials”) adoption of tattoos has been unprecedented in history. Almost half (47%)…

How a Tattoo is done

How a Tattoo is done While the tattooing process is age-old, as technology has advanced, sophisticated machinery has replaced the crude single needle with ink used to tattoo. Basically, skin has two layers, the epidermis which changes and renews with time, and the dermis which never changes.  In the normal body, the epidermis protects the…

Tattoos and Pain

Tattoo Pain Where is the least painful place to put a tattoo? “My new tattoo hurts!” Where is the most painful spot to put a tattoo? If tattoo pain is a consideration, you must remember that any tattoo is painful during the application and healing process. Based on the number of ‘nerve endings’ under your…