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1: An Ohio restaurant specializing in cheeseburgers gives a lifetime 25% low cost for anybody who has a tattoo of a cheeseburger and at an unrelated tattoo studio in a close-by city, they’re providing a 25% low cost on cheeseburger tattoos- Sounds suspicious.
2: Tattoos are not often executed in ink, what is usually known as inks, are literally suspended strong colour particles, principally steel salts and plastics, however not vegetable dyes as generally believed.
3: There aren’t any reported circumstances of HIV an infection from a tattoo within the U.S., however there are three from dentist’s workplaces.
4: More girls than males are getting tattooed at present.
5: Tattoos are thought-about a minor medical process.
6. Until 2006 it was unlawful to get a tattoo in Oklahoma
7: Lucky Diamond Rich of New Zealand is probably the most tattooed individual on the earth, and after working out of house, has began placing lighter tattoos on prime of the darker ones, and vice versa.
8: Robbie «the coon» Koch lately broke the world’s report by inking 577 tattoos in 24 hrs. The previous report was held by Kat Von D of the tv present, «LA Ink.» Update- Hollis Cantrell truly owns the report as of 2009 (801 tattoos) however Robbie the coon sounded higher. Hollis’s ultimate tattoo was on his thigh.
9: The first recorded tattoo is believed to have been discovered on a mummified iceman in 3300 BC. He had 58 tattoos, principally dots and contours.
10: In 1876 Thomas Edison invented a machine that finally grew to become the tattoo machine, nevertheless it took modifications by Samuel O’Reilly in 1891 to adapt the gadget for tattooing.

11: The report for the longest tattoo session is 43 hours and 50 minutes and was accomplished by the very observant and gifted artist Melanie Grieveson, of Australia. The tattooed was Stephen Grady.
12: In 2005 Kimberly Smith was paid $10,000 to have Golden Palace.Com tattooed on her brow by the on line casino, to assist pay for her daughter’s schooling. The on line casino is famous for its outlandish promotions.
13: Thomas Edison had 5 dots tattooed on his left forearm, much like the dots on cube.
14: Lip tattoos solely final 1 to five years and should be continuously retouched, the commonest a beauty lip liner.
15: The second most typical purpose for tattoo elimination is mistranslation.
16: In 2010 Channel will unveil its new line of trendy short-term tattoos. The set of 55 tattoos sells for $75.
17: Most Tattoo machines maintain between 1 and 10 needles and a few historic strategies utilizing rakes maintain as much as 27.
18: Anil Gupta is taken into account NYC’s most costly tattoo artist at over $350 per hour.
19: In the vast majority of circumstances, the define of a tattoo should not bleed in any respect, and the shading for just a few minutes.
20: As of 2006, 1 in Four girls aged 18 to 50 have at the least one tattoo.

21: U.S. President James Polk is claimed to be the primary white man to have a Chinese character as a tattoo.
22: A brothel in Cologne, Germany is providing any patron who will get a tattoo of the companies brand, by their in home artist, free entrance for all times ($6.25 US) and reductions on lap dances ($25.00 US. ea)
25: The phrase «tattoo» has been within the prime ten searched phrases since Lycos began monitoring engines like google.
26: Democrats usually tend to have a tattoo then republicans, 18% to 14%.
27: January 23, 2010. A brand new US Marine Corp directive prohibits anybody with a full sleeve tattoo from changing into an officer. It additionally prohibits tattoos on the fingers, wrists, fingers, and the within of the mouth.
28: July 17th, 2009. 18 yr previous Kimberly Vlaminck sues a Romanian tattoo artist over the 56 stars that she awoke to, scattered throughout her face, 53 greater than see requested for. She later admitted that she lied within the lawsuit and had requested for all fifty six.
29: Blues singer Janis Joplin had a wristlet tattoo and a small coronary heart on her left breast.
30: In Oregon, it’s a felony to follow tattooing with no license or in an unlicensed store.

31: Heiress and socialite Paris Hilton had one tattoo to her credit score, the title of then boyfriend Nick Carter on her proper butt cheek. It has since been eliminated by laser.
32: The conventional Samoan tattoo, pe’a, overlaying the physique from mid torso to the knees, takes Three months to finish and as much as 1 yr to completely heal. A typical session lasts from daybreak until nightfall, or till the ache turns into too nice, and resumes the following day until the pores and skin wants a number of days to heal.
33: In a 2002 survey, Eight of the highest 10 voted, «most lovely individuals on the earth» had tattoos.
34: Tattoos executed at present do not flip blue after they age, until they had been initially blue, the inks are far more steady.
35: The first prevalence of the phrase tattoo within the Oxford English Dictionary got here in 1769 and is credited to Captain John Cook.
36: A rooster tattooed on one leg and a pig on the opposite is claimed to guard a sailor from drowning. Neither animal can swim.
37: Queen Kamamalu of Hawaii (1808-1824) was the primary girl to have her tongue tattooed.
38: Most tattoo artists is not going to tattoo a pregnant girl.
39: Some tattoo artists declare that if you happen to protect a brand new tattoo from daylight for the primary two years it is going to stay brighter and clearer for many years.
40: Over 40 million individuals within the U.S. have tattoos.

41: 26% of Americans with a tattoo say they make them really feel extra engaging, with girls voting that manner nearly 2 to 1 over males.
42: Tommy Lee of Motley Crue holds the report for highest altitude tattoo, having been inked in 2008 at 45,000 ft. The tattoo was mentioned to value $150,000 {dollars}.
43: 73 yr previous Isobel Valley, the world’s most tattooed girls, has each sq. inch of her physique tattooed, besides her face, and likewise has fifty piercings, 15 of that are seen. The majority of the piercings are beneath the belt as a result of she needs to jingle when she walks, she says.
44: An rising variety of individuals are having medical alerts tattooed to assist docs in case of an emergency.
45: 43 yr previous former soldier Shawn Clark has the names of all 232 British troopers killed in Afghanistan tattooed on his again.
46: At one time pink ink was recognized to fade; not so with at present’ inks.
47: The title of The «Hardy Boys» #47 is «The Mystery of the Whale Tattoo.»
48: When Cortez landed on the Mexican coast in 1519 he was horrified to search out the natives practising satan worshiping and had in some way completely marked photos of their idols on their pores and skin. He known as it the work of the satan.
49: A tattoo of an anchor on a sailor signifies they’ve sailed throughout the Atlantic.
50: One third of Americans with tattoos say they make them really feel sexier.

51: Tattoo ink is injected into the second layer of the pores and skin, the dermis, and turn out to be encapsulate by the physique as a protection mechanism, leaving the picture steady and intact.
52: Gabrial Carbona, an American teenage hit man for a Mexican cartel, has his eyelids tattooed in order that they by no means look closed. His concept will not be working as nicely for him in jail.
53: Jimmy Buffet sings about tattoos on this music of the identical title, «It’s a everlasting reminder of a brief feeling.»
54: In the 1920’s, American circuses employed greater than 300 individuals with full physique tattoos and paid them as much as $200 per week, some huge cash throughout these instances.
55: The share of women and men with tattoos is now statistically equal.
56: Tattoo tools is sterilized in an autoclave, a excessive strain steam machine, much like a strain cooker and the way hospitals do theirs.
57: 57% of individuals with no tattoo really feel that these with them are extra rebellious and threatening.
58: 35 0f the primary 43 U.S. Presidents reportedly have tattoos.
59: Tattoo inks are usually not regulated by the by any authorities companies so there is no such thing as a manner of realizing precisely what’s in them.

60: Winston Churchill’s mom, Lady Randolph Churchill, had a tattoo of a snake on her wrist. They had been common for wealthy aristocrats throughout that interval. She selected a snake as a result of it may very well be simply coated by a bracelet.
61: U.S. President Andrew Jackson had an enormous tattoo of a tomahawk that ran down the size of the within of his thigh. No one is aware of precisely why.
62: Almost all U.S. companies have some type of restrictions or coverage concerning tattoos on the job.
63: As of Sept. 29th 2009, the 19 yr previous ban on tattooing was lifted in DeKalb, Illinois.
64: Actress Halle Berry has a tattoo of a sunflower on her rear finish overlaying up the title of her ex, baseball participant David Justice.
65: The recognition of tattooing in the course of the latter a part of the nineteenth century and first a part of the 20th century owed a lot to the circus sideshow.
66: People with delinquent character dysfunction usually tend to have a better variety of tattoos in additional seen areas, and overlaying a bigger share of their our bodies.
67: Ancient Egyptians used tattoos to distinguish between slaves and peasants.
68: During the late 18th century in Europe, amassing the tattooed heads of Maori individuals grew to become so common that many had been murdered to satisfy the demand. The heads had been generally paid for in weapons.
69: In the 1870s the Japanese authorities outlawed tattoos forcing the follow underground the place it flourished.
70: 3% of Americans say having a tattoo makes them really feel extra athletic.

71: The world’s most tattooed girls, Isobel Varley received her first tattoo, a flower, at age 49.
72: 4% of shoppers spend over $1000 on a tattoo.
73: When you see somebody’s tattoo you might be viewing it by the primary layer of the pores and skin, the dermis.
74: 50% of all tattoos are usually not coated up by clothes and are brazenly seen.
75: Tattoo machines could make upwards of 200 hits per second, that is as much as 12,000 instances a minute and 720,000 an hour.
76: In historic Greece and Rome, tattoos had been thought-about barbaric and had been solely used to mark slaves and criminals.
77: 52% of these in jail are tattooed.
78: In current research, memorial tattoos have been proven to overwhelmingly flip grief into pleasure and morning into celebration by creating an enduring reminiscence.
79: A 2009 examine carried out at Liverpool Hope University discovered that folks with three or extra tattoos had considerably decrease ranges of self-worth.
80: 4% of Americans say that their tattoos make them really feel more healthy.

81: It is unfaithful that white or lighter coloured inks are extra painful to make use of.
82: A tattoo is artwork, solely, if the individual doing the tattoo is an artist and a talented technician.
83: President James Buchanon had a tattoo of a scantily clad girl on his chest with the initials BFL (bachelor for all times).
84: In 2002, 18 yr previous hair dresser Lee Becks was shocked to search out out the tattoo he thought mentioned, «Love, honor, and obey» truly translated to, «on the finish of the day, that is an unsightly boy.»
85: New York City outlawed tattoos from 1961 to 1997 due to a tattoo associated outbreak of hepatitis «C».
86: In a 2002 examine a gaggle of male highschool and faculty college students considered photos of fashions with and with out tattoos, and graded them in 13 classes. The fashions with tattoos scored a lot decrease in 9 of the 13 scores.
87: Some individuals expertise ache or a burning throughout sensation throughout an MRI due to the metallic particles in some inks.
88: The US Navy prohibited tattoos of bare girls throughout World War II, so many future sailors needed to get their tattoos reworked to incorporate cloths.
89: The first recorded occasion of dying following tattooing was reported in 1837 in France. The younger girl, a prostitute, was overlaying up one other undesirable tattoo and died from the an infection that adopted.
90: Apr. 30, 2009. To have fun Barbie’s 50th birthday Mattel comes out with the brand new «Totally Stlylin’ Barbie, full with a set of place ready tattoos, one a decrease again tattoo that includes the title Ken.

91: 35% of all NBA gamers have tattoos. Michael Jordan has none and teammate Dennis Rodman has at the least 22.
92: Lorette Fulkerson was the final girl to work the circus sideshows, retiring in 1995 on the age of 80.
93: Eyeball tattoos are usually not executed with a machine, however slightly, the ink is immediately injected into the attention with a syringe.
94: Urine was generally utilized in early ink mixtures.
95: 5% of Americans with a tattoo say they make them really feel smarter.
96: The first case of a syphilis being transmitted by a tattoo got here in 1853. The artists ink was drying up so he spit in it, transferring the illness.
97: Never return to the one who gave you a foul tattoo to have it mounted, it is not going to get higher.
98: The time to ask questions is earlier than you get a tattoo.
99: Good tattoos aren’t low-cost and low-cost tattoos aren’t good.
100: Women are greater than twice as more likely to have a tattoo eliminated as males.

101: Over 50% of the tattoos created at present can be eliminated by laser at nice expense, intense ache and everlasting minor scaring. Think earlier than you ink.