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Time And Tattoos

Throughout the course of time, tattoos have been used to personify and represent someone’s affiliations, personal preferences, and their creative outlook on life.  Tattoos are gaining in popularity these days as well with both men and women.  Research has shown that nearly 1 in 4 people have at least one tattoo on their body.

By definition, a tattoo is a permanent marking on the skin.  The ink is injected by needle under the skin, creating the image of the tattoo.  The needle moves very fast, puncturing the skin and depositing the ink into the epidermis.  As the ink is depositing into the epidermis, the skin captures the color of the ink.  The artist will continue to clean the tattoo as he works on it, wiping it off with antiseptic and disinfecting the wound.

Over time tattoos will chance with the skin on a constant basis due to the wind, sun, regeneration, water, and other things.  The way a tattoo looks and the design must also chance with the skin as it shrinks, stretches, and ages.  The pigment that makes up the tattoo must remain the way it is over time, although tanning and wrinkles can affect the color and clarity of the tattoo.

The overall length of time that a tattoo styles healthy and vibrant in color all depends on how well it was taking care of after it was completed and how the skin is taking care of.  Even though infection is always a concern with tattoos, you must also promote healing in the sense of retaining as much ink as you possibly can.  Most tattoos will heal completely within a few short weeks, although they must be kept moist to prevent scabbing.  If allowed to scab, the scab that forms will remove some of the color from the tattoo.

The number one enemy of tattoos is the sun.  Just like other colors that are exposed to sunlight, the pigments found in tattoos will fade.  Yellow and red are the hardest colors to maintain over time, blue and black are the easiest and most stable to maintain.  Tattoos are considered to be part of the organism of living skin and need to be maintained to keep the color alive and fresh.  If you are going to be out in the sun, you should always cover your tattoos and wear a quality sunscreen as well, just to be on the safe side. 

Tattoos that have been properly applied, properly healed, and protected from the rays of the sun can remain their best for years and years.  Although the colors will remain vibrant as well, time and the sun are definite enemies for tattoos.  No matter how well you take care of your tattoos and protect them, there really is no escape from changes that come as a result of time itself.

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The Yakuza, the Japanese mafia, are known for their tattoos. Around 70% of the Yakuza members are tattooed. Tattoos are their way of showing courage, masculinity and devotion towards the organization.
Lately however the tattoo habits of the yakuza are changing. Yakuza members want to keep a low profile and a full body suit tattoo isn't exactly low profile.

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Great Things About Foot Tattoos

Foot tattoos are a great tattoo to get. First of all are very sexy and seem well suited for female tattoo designs. The intricate design of flowers with vines, butterflies, and fairies all work well on the top of the foot. Another nice benefit about foot tattoos is they can easily be covered up by just wearing shoes which is helpful for work.

Great Things About Foot Tattoos


Yet they can also easily be shown off with a great pair of high heels that reveal the top of the foot or even a cute pair of sandals on your day at the beach. Feet are a very sexy part on a women's body and accentuating them with some beautiful feminine body art just makes them even more so.

Popular Themes For Foot Tattoos - There of course are a ton of different tattoo designs that will work perfectly well on the foot. Which one you choose is completely a personal choice. You should always pick something that has a deeper meaning and symbolic significance to you. However it can also be helpful to know what designs are currently popular and what other people are getting. Most of the people that get foot tattoo designs are omen and the designs tend to be more delicate and feminine in nature. So tattoos like butterfly tattoos, flower tattoos, star tattoos, and angel tattoos are all very popular design choices.


Cost and Pain Level - The cost of any tattoo can really vary depending on a variety of factors. The experience and fame of the tattoo artist, how busy the tattoo shop is at the time you go in and even how intricate and large your design will be. Typically artists charge by the house and it is often $40 to $100 dollars an hour. A typically foot tattoo design however is pretty small and not that intricate so they are often on the lower end of the price range.

Another thing is since they are smaller in nature it is easy to get the whole tattoo done in one setting. In terms of pain level foot tattoo tend to be more painful then other places to tattoo on your body. The lack of fatty tissue between the skin ad the bone make foot tattoos more painful. However if you have gotten a tattoo before then you know what to expect and it shouldn't be that much worse.

If you re still considering getting a foot tattoo then it is important to take your time. Don't try to rush the process and end up with a tattoo that you regret. Instead take your time and work carefully with the artist to develop a design that you really feel passionate about.

Free Doesn't Always Printable Tattoo Designs

You can find free printable tattoo designs in a tattoo parlor. But it is best to have an idea of what you want before you enter a tattoo shop. There are so many designs that you could get lost for days choosing a tattoo. Even if you don't know exactly what you want, if you take the artist your idea, the two of you can discuss it and come up with a design that is uniquely you.

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If you're looking for unique designs, go to the internet. Keep in mind there are thousands of designs in hundreds of categories. Before you search, decide what type of design you're looking for. That will make it easier to look through the different categories. As you search you will find free printable tattoo designs. These are usually not as nice as the ones you pay for. If you want quality you will have to pay for it. You can pay by the tattoo design or get a gallery membership and have unlimited access. After choosing a tattoo, you can print it out and take it with you to the tattoo parlor.

If you're sure you want a tattoo, then you need to decide where you want it and how big you want it. Sometimes the part of the body helps determine how big the tattoo should be. If you want one on your wrist or ankle, you can start with a small design. The back and shoulders make a good canvas for larger tattoos. A small tattoo is nice. If the design you want is small, then get it small. The tattoo artist will do a good job whether it's a small tattoo or a large, elaborate one.

Take your time and do your research. Choosing a tattoo, the right tattoo, means taking your time and choosing wisely. It will be a decision that you will enjoy for the rest of your life.

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