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30 Amazing Facts About Tattoos

Love them or hate them, there's no denying that tattoos have a fascinating history. It is believed that tattooing had a form of healing similar to acupuncture and evolved into the art form it is today.

When it was introduced to the western world, it was mostly popular with sailors, but gained popularity in the 1970s. The art of tattooing is no longer a form of rebellion and is more accepted than ever.

Whether or not you have a tattoo, here are some tattoo facts you may not know!

  1. The oldest known tattooed human skin was found on the body of Ötzi, the Iceman, who lived between 3370 and 3100 BC. Was estimated. His body was found in the Alps and had 61 tattoos of simple dots and lines printed with charcoal ink.
  2. In 1891, the first electric tattoo machine was invented and patented by Samuel O'Reilly. The tattoo gun came from Edison's electric pen when O'Reilly added needles and an ink reservoir.
  3. Only 5% of Americans have covered one tattoo with another tattoo.
  4. A tattoo gun can puncture the skin between 50 and 3,000 times per minute, with the skin penetrating about a millimeter into the skin to the dermis.
  5. 58% of women have at least one tattoo while only 41% of men have a tattoo. However, women are twice as likely to get tattoos removed as men.
  6. One of the oldest recorded recipes for tattoo inks is made from Egyptian pine bark, corroded bronze, vinegar, vitriol, leek juice, and insect eggs.
  7. The word "tattoo" is one of the most misspelled words in the English language. It is commonly spelled as a "tatoo".
  8. Gregory Paul McLaren holds the Guinness World Record for Most Tattooed Person. It is 99.9% covered, including the inside of the eyelids, mouth and ears.
  9. When a tattoo laser is removed, black is the easiest color to remove because it absorbs more laser waves, while green and yellow are the most difficult to remove.
  10. A survey in 2012 found that 59% of tattooed women are women, with the most popular images being hearts and angels.
  11. Tattoos were banned in South Carolina until 2004. Until 2006, Oklahoma banned getting tattoos.
  12. The richest tattoo artist in the world is Scott Campbell, who charges $ 1,000 for the first hour and only works on the weekends.
  13. In 2005, Kimberly Smith got the GoldenPalace.com tattoo on her forehead to pay for her son's tuition fees, making her the first person to have a tattoo for advertising.
  14. Musician Tommy Lee set a Guinness World Record when he became the first man to be tattooed in mid-air (on an airplane) in 2007.
  15. Tattoos are banned in three countries: Iran, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.
  16. The record for the longest tattoo session is 56 hours and 30 minutes. The artist, Krzysztof Barnas, made eleven tattoos and was only allowed to rest 5 minutes after each hour.
  17. It only takes 3 days for the inner lip tattoos to heal due to the rapid regeneration of cells. Therefore, they fade and disappear in 1-5 years.
  18. 23% of people regret their tattoos with the tattooed name being the biggest regret.
  19. At the beginning of an apprenticeship, aspiring tattooists usually practice fruit. Grapefruit, oranges, and lemons are the closest to human skin.
  20. Unsanitary tattoo practices can transmit diseases such as syphilis, hepatitis B, and HIV; However, there is still no specific case that HIV is transmitted through a tattoo application.
  21. Tattoo cream helps with pain, but it can interfere with the coloring process on the skin and affect the visual outcome of the design as the skin can swell and deform.
  22. Government jobs have the most tolerant of tattoo and piercing guidelines, but only 8% of government employees have ink or piercing.
  23. States with the highest percentage of tattoo discrimination are South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Florida. States with the most tattoo-friendly public opinion are Montana, Colorado, and California.
  24. The US spends $ 1,650,500,000 annually on tattoos, with 14% of all Americans having at least one tattoo.
  25. The part of the body that is tattooed the most among women is the ankle area. In men, the most common point is the arm.
  26. In the United States, Miami has the largest number of tattoo shops with around 24 stores per 100,000 people. The city with the fewest is Salina, Kansas, with 2 stores for 100,000 people each.
  27. The most expensive tattoo in the world costs $ 924,000. It is encrusted into the skin with half a carat diamond instead of ink. Nobody has ever done it.
  28. The average cost of a small tattoo is $ 45, while the average cost of a large tattoo is $ 150 an hour.
  29. New Zealanders are the most tattooed people in the world. This is mainly due to the island's Māori who still receive traditional Polynesian tattoos.
  30. In Soviet Russia, some prisoners got tattoos of Lenin and Stalin. This was not a form of assistance, but if they were sentenced to death, the guards did not shoot them because it was illegal to shoot pictures of their national leaders.