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The Truth About Tattoos

Tattoos have grown more popular over the years. About 25 percent of 18-30 year olds have at least one. Over the next few years, this number will swell to 40 percent. And if you think tattoos are only popular among guys, you’re mistaken – 65 percent of people with tattoos are women. If you are considering about getting ink done, you first have to consider why people get them, understand the health risks involved, and know your removal options in case you change your mind. Tattoo types:Amateur tat…

Health Risks of Tongue Piercing

Health Risks of Tongue Piercing

In typical teenage self-contradictory fashion, young people want to express themselves by copying their peers. So much for individual style.Self-expression can be shown in a number of ways: through your style of dressing and fashion sense, through your hairstyles, through makeup, and through body art. Body art encompass a wide range of procedures that are aimed at enhancing or altering (it’s open for debate) the body, such as: tattooing, piercing, branding (as with cattle), scarring, tongue spli…

Top 10 Most Popular Female Tattoo Designs

Top 10 Most Popular Female Tattoo Designs

Over the years, tattoos have increased in popularity and perhaps lost a bit of the stigma attached to them. Tattoos have become so popular that even women – more and more of them – are getting tattoos (huge enough for men).For most women though, they prefer to get girlie tattoos and have them done fairly discreet spots on their bodies. Top 10 female tattoo designsButterfly designs – butterfly tattoos top the list of the most popular female tattoo designs. The butterfly tattoo is very feminine an…

What to Consider Before Getting a Nose Pierced

What to Consider Before Getting a Nose Pierced

If truth be told, nose piercings are much of a fad. There came a point in time in which it became a craze. From teenagers to grown-ups, this has become a fashion statement people like to have. In a sense, nose piercing has been a sign of individuality. People like to assert some sort of identity by having piercings. However, there are things that has to be considered when getting a piercing. Below are some of the things that you have to take note of if you are going to have a nose piercing. A ma…

Henna Tattoos – A New Way to Decorate Your Body

Henna Tattoos - A New Way to Decorate Your Body

The tattoo business is thriving. This craft of permanent skin art has gathered quite a huge audience. More and more people come to tattoo parlors and make their skins their canvass, letting the needle prick their skin with ink.Chalking it up to indecisiveness, there are people who got tattoos and regretted it. Oftentimes, no matter how much they hate that mark on their skin, they just leave it there or cover it up. Having it removed is already out of the question because it is more expensive tha…

The Influence of Tattoos

The Influence of Tattoos

There is a brand new show on the Lifestyle channel that I find myself constantly waiting to come on, Miami Ink. It is a show about a group of friends putting up a shop in Miami, continuously spreading their love and passion for tattoos to those who share that passion with them. Every week, they face a new challenge, like covering up an old tattoo, or having a new one redone because it’s misspelled. Every week, I find myself wondering why people even get them in the first place.According to histo…

Taking Care of Your New Tattoo

Taking Care of Your New Tattoo

Having a tattoo is a lifetime decision. Once you have one, it will be with you for the rest of your life. If you have put on a new tattoo, remember that it is a skin wound that needs to be healed. The healing process usually takes up to two weeks, but complete recovery could be as long as 45 days. It is very important to take care of your tattoo not only to prevent infections, but also to maintain the appearance of your tattoo. Follow these guidelines on what to do right after having a tattoo.Re…