7 Interesting Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Tattoos

If you already have a tattoo or are thinking about getting one, there are a few things that you may not know about tattoos.

1. Skin Allergies

Skin allergies could develop at any time after you get inked. Some people may think that an allergic reaction would happen immediately after getting the tattoo. That’s not true. Skin allergies such as rashes or scars can occur years after you’ve gotten the tattoo.

2. The Number of Times You are Pierced

Depending on the size and variation of colors in the tattoo, your skin can be pierced between 50 and 3,000 times per minute. Some people are not aware of the amount of times the skin is pierced and this may determine the final outcome of the tattoo that was originally chosen.

3. The Tattoo Machine Itself

Did you know that the tattoo machine has four parts to it? The needle, the tube that holds the ink, an electric motor and a foot pedal to control the movement. All of these parts are necessary for the machine to produce modern-day tattoos. Continue Reading . . .

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