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It comes as no surprise that President Barack Obama commented on his clever plan to dissuade his daughters from getting tattoos as a means of rebellion; the man has proven to be “modern” and in touch with pop culture from music to sports and all things in between.  Recently, our Commander in Chief was interviewed by NBC’s “Today” where he explained certain pre-emptive measures he and the first lady, Michelle Obama, are taking in order to have his two daughters reconsider any future ink decisions.  


The Presidential Couple hatched out a master plan centered around the threat of national embarrassment.  “If you guys ever decide you’re going to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place.  And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo” he said, with a sheepish grin on his face.  As they say, fight fire with fire, or in this case, ink.


Obama’s point is obvious; everything the President and his family does is looked at through a microscope and nothing flies under the radar.  If you recall, the daughters of George W. Bush were cited as minors in possession of alcohol on several occasions which only brought negative publicity to an already troubled presidential campaign.  Ultimately, when Sasha and Malia Obama turn 18, it will be their decision and their consequences to deal with, but we will all surely know about it.


Will the Obama daughters test their father and get inked up when they are of age?  Perhaps they’ll one-up the President and get something totally ludacris permanently engraved on their skin for their parents to replicate.  Or will Barack Obama’s intimidation tactics be successful and make the girls reconsider?

From MaciekV7's blog 

 
 
Not too long ago, most Americans associated tattoos with sailors, bikers and sideshow artists. But tattoos have become more popular in recent years, and the people who get them are as diverse as the styles and designs they choose. And some people who would never think of tattooing pictures or symbols onto their bodies use permanent makeup -- a type of tattoo -- to emphasize their eyes and lips.

In this article, we'll look at how the tattoo process works and examine the safety and legal issues surrounding it.

Artists create tattoos by injecting ink into a person's skin. To do this, they use an electrically powered tattoo machine that resembles (and sounds like) a dental drill. The machine moves a solid needle up and down to puncture the skin between 50 and 3,000 times per minute. The needle penetrates the skin by about a millimeter and deposits a drop of insoluble ink into the skin with each puncture.

The tattoo machine has remained relatively unchanged since its invention by Samuel O'Reilly in the late 1800s. O'Reilly based his design on the autographic printer, an engraving machine invented by Thomas Edison. Edison created the printer to engrave hard surfaces. O'Reilly modified Edison's machine by changing the tube system and modifying its rotary-driven electromagnetic oscillating unit to enable the machine to drive the needle.

Modern tattoo machines have several basic components: 
  • A sterilized needle
  • A tube system, which draws the ink through the machine
  • An electric motor
  • A foot pedal, like those used on sewing machines, which controls the vertical movement of the needle.
When you look at a person's tattoo, you're seeing the ink through the epidermis, or the outer layer of skin. The ink is actually in the dermis, which is the second layer of the skin. The cells of the dermis are far more stable than the cells of the epidermis, so the tattoo's ink will stay in place, with minor fading and dispersion, for a person's entire life.

 
 
Getting inked–a cheesy phrase, but a cultural phenomenon that attracts and hooks people instantaneously. Whether for artful expression, grievance and moving on, or an eternal skin declaration of love, tattoos have different meanings for everyone. Similarly, where there is good, there is bad…and the ugly. A one-of-a-kind tattoo idea takes imagination and creativity, and deciding on placement is even harder. Before you join the ranks of upper-arm crosses or butterfly “tramp stamps,” read on and educate yourself.

10. Chinese Symbol–It’s everywhere, including every tattoo book in every tattoo shop across America. It can be assumed that, for the most part, you spontaneously decided to get tattooed, and in what better way than representing your “love” for Asian calligraphy. Worse, there is a high chance that your “I love you, Mom” symbol actually means…well, nothing.

9. Fairies–Colorful, girly creatures sitting on mushrooms or holding flowers whilst elegantly “flying” through the air. For most people, a fairy doesn’t provide the deep meaning they are looking for in a tattoo, but oddly, this is an extremely common piece of skin art that is chosen simply for cuteness rather than something concrete.

8. Butterflies and Flowers–Usually a combination of light blue butterflies and peachy-pink, open flowers swirling together along the ribs, ankles, or back. A common tattoo idea for the females, as it accentuates their summer tan and new bikini. That is pretty much all.

7. Overly-Cursive Lettering–This is seen on both guys and girls. Meaningful quotes are a great tattoo idea. Not being able to read them because the S’s and R’s are out of control is not a great idea.

6. Skulls Galore!–Any way you can think of them: on fire, flames coming out of the eyeballs, wrapped in roses, wrapped in barbed wire, etc. Creativity counts, of course, but a word to the wise: it doesn’t make you a bad ass.

5. Rosary Beads–Where? Around your ankle, with the cross neatly positioned on the top of your foot. We’ve all seen it, and if you’re absolutely not religious, it’s just a waste of good skin real estate.

4. Dragons–If you’re a guy, find a chick with a fairy tattoo and you’re set! Unless you’ve invested mounds of cash and session time into creating an entire-body dragon beast (for whatever reason), sporting a small, green lizard above your pecs is something you’re probably going to regret later.

3. Crosses–This is the guy’s version of the Rosary Beads. Crosses are almost always tattooed on the upper arm, with lettering or a ribbon and black and white shading.

2. Nautical Star–Do you know what it means, or are you getting it because you’d love to fill the spot around your elbow?

1. Tribal–There is only one way you can make this tattoo stand out–think intricately! There are a million different tribal designs that take detail and uniqueness to another level. If all you want, and can take, is 10 thick lines on your upper arm and shoulder blade, then congrats! You can audition for the Jersey Shore. Lastly, this tattoo idea is no stranger to the overwhelming female epidemic of tramp stamps.

By Aleksandra in Get in Style 
Monday, April 1, 2013, 9:07am

 
 
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The world is divided into two kinds of people:  those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos.  ~Author Unknown


The tattoo attracts and also repels precisely because it is different.  ~Margo DeMello, Bodies of Inscription: A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community, 2000


A tattoo is a true poetic creation, and is always more than meets the eye.  As a tattoo is grounded on living skin, so its essence emotes a poignancy unique to the mortal human condition.  ~V. Vale and Andrea Juno, Modern Primitives


For westerners, the tattoo has always been a metaphor of difference.  ~Margo DeMello, Bodies of Inscription: A Cultural History of the Modern Tattoo Community, 2000


There is no "underground" community, no dark den of drunken sailors initiating themselves into manhood via cheap, ill-conceived exercises in bodily perforation; it's just a group of people who delight in using their bodies as billboards. ~Joanne McCubrey, "Walking Art: Tattoos," Mountain Democrat Weekend magazine, 9 February 1990


Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past.  ~Jack London


Women, don't get a tattoo.  That butterfly looks great on your breast when you're twenty or thirty, but when you get to seventy, it stretches into a condor.  ~Billy Elmer


You may lose your most valuable property through misfortune in various ways.  You may lose your house, your wife and other treasures.  But of your moko, you cannot be deprived except by death.  It will be your ornament and companion until your last day.  ~Netana Whakaari of Waimana


I always look for a woman who has a tattoo.  I see a woman with a tattoo, and I'm thinking, okay, here's a gal who's capable of making a decision she'll regret in the future.  ~Richard Jeni


For someone who likes tattoos, the most precious thing is bare skin.  ~Cher


Ink to paper is thoughtful
Ink to flesh, hard-core.
If Shakespeare were a tattooist
We'd appreciate body art more.
~Terri Guillemets


A man without tattoos is invisible to the Gods.  ~Iban Proverb, as quoted on vanishingtattoo.com


Good tattoos aren't cheap and cheap tattoos aren't good.  ~Author Unknown


You think it, I ink it.  ~Saying of tattooists


Tattoo.  What a loaded word it is, rife with associations to goons, goofs, bikers, tribal warriors, carnival artists, drunken sailors and floozies. ~Jon Anderson, "Epidermal Dalis," Chicago Tribune, 6 October 1994


Inking without a plan gives Booth freedom to explore the desires of those seated in his chair, he says, to feed off their energy, allowing his clients' demons to help guide the needle.  ~Joshua Lipton, about tattoo artist Paul Booth, "Bad Skin," Rolling Stone, 28 March 2002


  [P]rimitive tribes were certainly convinced that the spirit, having escaped from the body at death, retained a replica of its earthly tenement.  They therefore used tattoo marks as a means of identification in the next world and a passport to future happiness.  ~Ronald Scutt


Beauty is skin deep.  A tattoo goes all the way to the bone.  ~Vince Hemingson


Beauty is skin deep, unless you have really bad tattoos.  ~Jacob Calle


Tattooing is about personalizing the body, making it a true home and fit temple for the spirit that dwells inside it.... Tattooing therefore, is a way of keeping the spiritual and material needs of my body in balance.  ~Michelle Delio


Your body is a temple, but how long can you live in the same house before you redecorate?  ~Author Unknown


Tattoo the pristine flesh
What is permanent anyway?
This ink only lasts 'til the grave,
Skin and ideas decompose
That which we did compose.
~Corri Alius


The first purpose of clothes... was not warmth or decency, but ornament.... Among wild people, we find tattooing and painting even prior to clothes.  The first spiritual want of a barbarous man is decoration; as indeed we still see among the barbarous classes in civilized countries.  ~Thomas Carlyle


And this tattooing had been the work of a departed prophet and seer of his island, who, by those hieroglyphic marks, had written out on his body a complete theory of the heavens and the earth, and a mystical treatise on the art of attaining truth; so that Queequeg in his own proper person was a riddle to unfold; a wondrous work in one volume; but whose mysteries not even himself could read, though his own live heart beat against them; and these mysteries were therefore destined in the end to moulder away with the living parchment whereon they were inscribed, and so be unsolved to the last.  ~Herman Melville,Moby-Dick


I want to get a tattoo of myself on my entire body, only two inches taller.  ~Steven Wright


We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., The Poet at the Breakfast Table, 1872


A quote is just a tattoo on the tongue.  ~William F. DeVault


Think before you ink!  ~Author Unknown


Your necklace may break, the fau tree may burst, but my tattooing is indestructible.  It is an everlasting gem that you will take into your grave.  ~Verse from a traditional tattoo artist's song, as quoted on pbs.org, "Skin Stories: The Art and Culture of Polynesian Tattoo," 2003


Best believe that needle hurt you
Best to see these true colors
Than follow one of your false virtues
A little secret to make you think:
Why is the crazy stuff we never say, poetry in ink?
~Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, "Tattoo"


The perfect tattoo... the one I believe we are all struggling toward... is the one that turned the jackass into a zebra.  ~Cliff Raven


My body is a journal in a way.  It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something, a specific time in your life when you make a mark on yourself, whether you do it yourself with a knife or with a professional tattoo artist.  ~Johnny Depp


The universality of tattooing is a curious subject for speculation.  ~James Cook, 1779


Not one great country can be named, from the polar regions in the north to New Zealand in the south, in which the aborigines do not tattoo themselves.  ~Charles Darwin, The Descent of Man


When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic all their own.  They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.  ~Michelle Delio


And what is it, thought I, after all!  It's only his outside; a man can be honest in any sort of skin.  ~Herman Melville, Moby-Dick


Quirky is sexy, like scars or chipped teeth.  I also like tattoos - they're rebellious.  ~Jennifer Aniston


Louie brought his new girlfriend over, and the nicest thing I can say about her is all her tattoos are spelled correctly.  ~Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias


[A] genuine tattoo.... tells a story.  I like stories and tattoos, no matter how well done, and if they don't tell a story that involves you emotionally, then they're just there for decoration, then they're not a valid tattoo.  There has to be some emotional appeal or they're not, to my way of thinking, a real tattoo.  It tells people what you are and what you believe in, so there's no mistakes.  ~Leo, tattooist, 1993, quoted in Margo DeMello, Bodies of Inscription, 2000
 
 
1.“When it looks impossible and you are ready to quit, victory is near!”
Tony Robbins

2. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.”
Jerry Rice

3. ”Losers quit when they’re tired. Winners quit when they’ve won.”
Unknown

4.“See the Invisible, Believe the Incredible, Achieve the Impossible.”
Joel Brown

5. “To get something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.”

Unknown

6. “Some people dream of success… others stay awake to achieve it.”
Unknown

7. ”You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take”
Wayne Gretzky

8. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
Steve Jobs

9. ”Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.”
Michael Jordan

10. “It took us so long to realize that a purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”
Kurt Vonnegut

11. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
Albert Einstein

12. “You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
Beverly Sills

13. “Do what you can with what you’ve got wherever you are.”
Theodore Roosevelt

14. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.”
Henry Van Dyke

15. “It is not length of Life, but depth of life.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. “See the Invisible, Believe the Incredible, Achieve the Impossible.”
Joel Brown

17. “You build walls & boundaries when you give into your mind. Fear nothing & take control of who you are & who you are meant to be”
Joel Brown

18. “We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.”
Tim McGraw

19. “Laughter is the music of life.”
Sir William Osler

20. “In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.”
John Lilly

21. “Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first and the lesson afterward.”
Author Unknown

22. “Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.”
Cicero, 44 B.C.

23. “In the giving-is the getting.”
David Matoc

24. “The impossible is often the untried.”
Jim Goodwin

25. “Anyone can become angry-that is easy, but to become angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way-that is not easy.”
Aristotle

26. “Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.”
Goethe, 1749-1832

27. “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
Will Rogers

28. “My religion is very simple, my religion is kindness.”
Dalai Lama

29. “The important thing is to not stop questioning.”
Albert Einstein, 1879-1955

30. “It’s not your circumstances that shape you, it’s how you react to your circumstances.”
Anne Ortlund

31. “The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a time.”
Abraham Lincoln

32. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”
Buddha

33. “It takes strength to be gentle and kind.”
Stephen Morrisey

34. “A hero is a person who does what he or she can.”
Roman Rolland

35. “What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matter compared to what lies within us.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

36. “Where there is unity there is always victory.”
Publilius Syrus

37. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.”
E. Hubbard

38. “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
Jordan Belfort

39. ”Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”

Victoria Holt

40. “It’s not denial. I’m selective about the reality I accept.”
Calvin

41. “The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been.”
Madeleine L’Engle

42. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
Mother Teresa

43. “I like nonsense,it wakens up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”
Dr. Seuss

44. “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
Herm Albright

45. “Nothing is worth more than this day.”
Goethe

46. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Margaret Mead

47. “If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average.”
M.H. Alderson

48. “Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use.”
Charles Schultz

49. “There is nothing permanent except change.”
Heraditus

50. “The miracle is this; the more we share, the more we have.”
Leonard Nimoy

51. “Out of clutter, find simplicity; from discord, find harmony; in the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.”
Albert Einstein

52. “Hope is like a road in the country. There never was a road; but, when many people walk together, the road comes into existence.”
From the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

53. “Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. Especially when that time will pass you by anyway.”
Unknown

54. “Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”
John Updike, 1989, U.S. author & critic

55. “Our greatest glory is not failing, but in rising every time we fail.”
Confucius

56. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.”
John Wooden

57. “Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.”
Henry Van Dyke

58. “A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.“
Jonathan Swift

59. ”The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow.”
Unknown

60. “Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball.”
Mitzi Chandler

61. “The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It;s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the wind and rains and the scorching sun.”
Napoleon Hill

62. “It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.”
Lena Horne

63. “Keep you face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.”
Helen Keller

64. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step foward your always in the same place.”
Nora Roberts

65. “A good hand and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
Nelson Mandela

66. “There are two ways of exerting ones strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”
Booker T. Washington

67. “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
John Maxwell

68. “A person that values it’s privileges above its principles soon loses both.”
Dwight Eisenhower

69. “It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.”
Robert H. Goddard

70. “Never deprive someone of hope; it may be all they have.”
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

71. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
Sir Winston Churchill

72. “It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret”
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

73. “We all have a few failures under our belt. It’s what makes us ready for the successes.”
Randy K. Milholland

74. “Don’t count every hour in the day, make every hour in the day count.”
Anonymous

75. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”
The Dalai Lama

76. “A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.”
John Maxwell

77. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
Albert Einstein

78. “The faintest ink is better than the best memory”
Unknown

79. “Every dog must have his day.“
Jonathan Swift

80. “Dear tomorrow, do whatever you want to do. I have already lived my today and I am not afraid of you anymore .”
Unknown


From: http://addicted2success.com/quotes/80-success-quotes-you-should-have-tattooed-on-your-arms/
 
 
Don't be this client, lol!! This is not at a Planet Ink Tattoos, but this is pretty funny!
 
 
  1. When receiving a tattoo, your skin is pricked between 50 and 3,000 times per minute by a needle in the tattoo machine. Learn more about how the tattoo machine works.
  1. Tattoo machines have been around since the late 19th century, and surprisingly, they haven't changed much in 100 years. Learn more about the history of tattoo machines.
  1. Most tattoo machines consist of four parts: The needle The tube that holds ink An electric motor A foot pedal to control the movement, similar to how a sewing machine works Learn more about the components of a tattoo machine.
  1. Sterilization and disposable materials are crucial to tattooing, as tattoos are created by thousands of puncture marks to the skin, each of which could become infected. Learn more about the sterilization process.
  1. The autoclave is a popular way to sterilize any tattoo equipment that isn't disposable. A combination of heat, steam and pressure kills all bacteria and organisms to prevent infection. Learn more about autoclaves.
  1. Ancient tattoo methods involved picks, rakes and chisels. In some cases, a soot-covered thread was sewn through the skin. Learn more about early tattoo methods.
  1. Be prepared to shell out some significant dollars for a tattoo. Tattoos under an inch cost between $50 and $100. Imagine what that full-back design would go for. Learn more about tattoo prices.
  1. Though tattoos are sometimes associated with rebellion, uniformity is paramount when it comes to application: Too-deep punctures result in pain and bleeding, while too-shallow ones create uneven lines.Learn more about tattoo application.
  1. The tattoo process has four basic steps: Outlining Shading Color Cleaning and bandaging Learn more about the tattoo process.
  1. Tattoo seekers can expect to feel some pain: The process has been described as similar to bee stings or sunburns. Placement, size, type and artist skill, however, can all make a difference. Learn more about tattoo pain.
  1. Unclean tattooing practices can transmit diseases such as syphilis, hepatitis B and HIV; however, there has yet to be an actual case of HIV being transmitted via a tattoo application. Learn more about tattoo health risks.
  1. Some pigments used in tattoos contain metal, which can cause pain during a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test, or even affect the MRI images as a result. Learn more about tattoo pigments.
  1. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not approve, nor regulate, the pigments and inks used for tattoos. In addition, few states regulate tattoo parlors, so it is up to you to find a safe, clean, reputable tattoo artist and parlor. Learn more about getting a tattoo safely.
  1. Get some background information on your tattoo artist. Ask to see that they have a license, and inquire as to their membership status. Tattoo artists don't have to belong to professional trade organizations, but those who do are usually the most up-to-date on information and trends in the industry. Learn more about what questions to ask your tattoo artist.
  1. Look through books of tattoo artists' work, or watch them apply other tattoos. Even if they have all of the proper credentials and follow safety rules, they may not be much of an artist. Learn more about what to look for in a tattoo artist.
  1. After receiving a tattoo, ask your artist if they have a sheet or pamphlet that describes the required aftercare. Infected tattoos can be painful and dangerous. Learn more about tattoo aftercare.
  1. Think carefully beforehand about what kind of tattoo you'd like to have; almost a fifth of people with tattoos in the United States regret getting one, and it's usually because it contains a name. Learn more about choosing a tattoo.
  1. Scabs after a tattoo are OK -- don't pick at them because they should fall off on their own within three weeks -- but if you start to see signs of an infection, see a doctor. Learn more about keeping your tattoo healthy.


From: http://health.howstuffworks.com/skin-care/beauty/skin-and-lifestyle/tattoo-facts.htm
 
 

Tattoos, once the ultimate rebel stamp, have become routine embellishments — fueling an ink industry that rakes in billions of dollars per year


To ink or not to ink? This week, the American Medical Association published what's considered to be the first scientific survey of tattoo removal, detailing which tattoos are hardest to remove (blue ink) and what factors reduce the odds of erasing the damn thing (smoking). The report is a sure sign that tattoos — once the province of rock stars and ne'er-do-wells — have become thoroughly mainstream. Indeed, today not only are tattoo artists enjoying a robust growth-industry, their counterparts — the tattoo-effacement experts — are busily tending to Americans who regret that faded tribal design encircling their biceps or have discovered that the Chinese character on their wrist has an unwelcome meaning. Here, a numerical guide to America's tattoo obsession:

$2.3 billion 
Annual revenue of the tattoo industry

15,000 
Tattoo parlors in America

21 
Percent of Americans who have a tattoo

23 
Percent of women who have a tattoo

19 
Percent of men who have a tattoo

36 
Percent of 18-to-25-year-olds who have a tattoo

38
 
Percent of 30-to-39-year-olds who have a tattoo

11 
Percent of 50-to-64-year-olds who have a tattoo

50 
Percent of people who think having a tattoo is rebellious

$80 to $100 
Average per hour cost of a tattoo

$150-$350 
Per hour cost of a tattoo in Brooklyn, N.Y.

$200 
Cost of a laser tattoo removal session

10-15 
Sessions needed to remove a tattoo

32 
Percentage increase in tattoo removals over the last year

 
 
 

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