Should I Get a Tattoo?

In recent years tattooing has emerged to the forefront of popular consciousness, and has evolved into a highly stylized and valued fashion product for millions of middle-class consumers and celebrities alike.

The word Tattoo is said to be derived from the Polynesian word ‘ta’, meaning to ‘strike something’, and the Tahitian word ‘tatau’, meaning to ‘mark something.’ The tattooed remains of ancient peoples have been discovered across the globe, evidence of tattooing’s long practice, dating back more than 5000 years1. It is said that the first tattoos were likely created by accident; someone had a small wound, and rubbed it with a hand that was dirty with soot and ashes from the fire, and, upon the wound having healed, the ashen mark remained permanently Continue reading Should I Get a Tattoo?