Tattooing Procedure

Tattooing Procedure

All societies and cultures have different tattooing procedures In some tribal societies they create tattoos by cutting designs into the skin and put ink, ashes or other coloring agents into the wounds In other cultures tattoo are created by beating ink into the skin using sharpened sticks or animal bones In Japan the traditional tattooing method is called Irezumi In this method they make tattoos by hand poking i.e. they insert the ink under the skin using non-electrical, hand-made and hand held tools with needles of sharpened bamboo or steel Today, the most common method of tattooing is with the electric tattooing machines Though tattoo machines are very popular yet they are not used everywhere Tattoo machines make tattooing very easy Tattooing machines insert ink into the skin by way of needles that are soldered onto a bar, which is attached to an oscillating unit The tattooing needles go and come out of skin hundreds of times per minute In prisons tattooing is done with homemade machines as common tattoo machines are not available But the tattoos created by these handmade machines cause pain and injury There is also major risk of illness, including such blood-borne diseases as HIV and hepatitis

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