101 Tattoo Facts


1: An Ohio restaurant specializing in cheeseburgers provides a lifetime 25% low cost for anybody who has a tattoo of a cheeseburger and at an unrelated tattoo studio in a close-by city, they’re providing a 25% low cost on cheeseburger tattoos- Sounds suspicious.

2: Tattoos are not often performed in ink, what is often known as inks, are literally suspended stable coloration particles, principally steel salts and plastics, however not vegetable dyes as generally believed.

3: There aren’t any reported circumstances of HIV an infection from a tattoo within the U.S., however there are three from dentist’s places of work.

4: Extra girls than males are getting tattooed at present.

5: Tattoos are thought of a minor medical process.

6. Till 2006 it was unlawful to get a tattoo in Oklahoma

7: Fortunate Diamond Wealthy of New Zealand is probably the most tattooed individual on the planet, and after working out of area, has began placing lighter tattoos on prime of the darker ones, and vice versa.

8: Robbie “the coon” Koch just lately broke the world’s file by inking 577 tattoos in 24 hrs. The previous file was held by Kat Von D of the tv present, “LA Ink.” Replace- Hollis Cantrell really owns the file as of 2009 (801 tattoos) however Robbie the coon sounded higher. Hollis’s remaining tattoo was on his thigh.

9: The primary recorded tattoo is believed to have been discovered on a mummified iceman in 3300 BC. He had 58 tattoos, principally dots and contours.

10: In 1876 Thomas Edison invented a machine that in the end turned the tattoo machine, nevertheless it took modifications by Samuel O’Reilly in 1891 to adapt the machine for tattooing.

11: The file for the longest tattoo session is 43 hours and 50 minutes and was accomplished by the very observant and gifted artist Melanie Grieveson, of Australia. The tattooed was Stephen Grady.

12: In 2005 Kimberly Smith was paid $10,000 to have Golden Palace.Com tattooed on her brow by the on line casino, to assist pay for her daughter’s schooling. The on line casino is famous for its outlandish promotions.

13: Thomas Edison had 5 dots tattooed on his left forearm, just like the dots on cube.

14: Lip tattoos solely final 1 to five years and must be continuously retouched, the most typical a beauty lip liner.

15: The second most typical purpose for tattoo removing is mistranslation.

16: In 2010 Channel will unveil its new line of modern short-term tattoos. The set of 55 tattoos sells for $75.

17: Most Tattoo machines maintain between 1 and 10 needles and a few historic strategies utilizing rakes maintain as much as 27.

18: Anil Gupta is taken into account NYC’s most costly tattoo artist at over $350 per hour.

19: Within the majority of circumstances, the define of a tattoo should not bleed in any respect, and the shading for just a few minutes.

20: As of 2006, 1 in Four girls aged 18 to 50 have a minimum of one tattoo.

21: U.S. President James Polk is alleged to be the primary white man to have a Chinese language character as a tattoo.

22: A brothel in Cologne, Germany is providing any patron who will get a tattoo of the companies brand, by their in home artist, free entrance for all times ($6.25 US) and reductions on lap dances ($25.00 US. ea)

25: The phrase “tattoo” has been within the prime ten searched phrases since Lycos began monitoring engines like google.

26: Democrats usually tend to have a tattoo then republicans, 18% to 14%.

27: January 23, 2010. A brand new US Marine Corp directive prohibits anybody with a full sleeve tattoo from turning into an officer. It additionally prohibits tattoos on the fingers, wrists, fingers, and the within of the mouth.

28: July 17th, 2009. 18 yr previous Kimberly Vlaminck sues a Romanian tattoo artist over the 56 stars that she awoke to, scattered throughout her face, 53 greater than see requested for. She later admitted that she lied within the lawsuit and had requested for all fifty six.

29: Blues singer Janis Joplin had a wristlet tattoo and a small coronary heart on her left breast.

30: In Oregon, it’s a felony to observe tattooing and not using a license or in an unlicensed store.

31: Heiress and socialite Paris Hilton had one tattoo to her credit score, the identify of then boyfriend Nick Carter on her proper butt cheek. It has since been eliminated by laser.

32: The standard Samoan tattoo, pe’a, masking the physique from mid torso to the knees, takes Three months to finish and as much as 1 yr to completely heal. A typical session lasts from daybreak until nightfall, or till the ache turns into too nice, and resumes the subsequent day except the pores and skin wants a couple of days to heal.

33: In a 2002 survey, Eight of the highest 10 voted, “most beautiful people in the world” had tattoos.

34: Tattoos performed at present do not flip blue once they age, except they have been initially blue, the inks are rather more secure.

35: The primary incidence of the phrase tattoo within the Oxford English Dictionary got here in 1769 and is credited to Captain John Cook dinner.

36: A rooster tattooed on one leg and a pig on the opposite is alleged to guard a sailor from drowning. Neither animal can swim.

37: Queen Kamamalu of Hawaii (1808-1824) was the primary lady to have her tongue tattooed.

38: Most tattoo artists won’t tattoo a pregnant lady.

39: Some tattoo artists declare that when you defend a brand new tattoo from daylight for the primary two years it can stay brighter and clearer for many years.

40: Over 40 million individuals within the U.S. have tattoos.

41: 26% of People with a tattoo say they make them really feel extra engaging, with girls voting that approach nearly 2 to 1 over males.

42: Tommy Lee of Motley Crue holds the file for highest altitude tattoo, having been inked in 2008 at 45,000 toes. The tattoo was mentioned to price $150,000 {dollars}.

43: 73 yr previous Isobel Valley, the world’s most tattooed girls, has each sq. inch of her physique tattooed, besides her face, and in addition has fifty piercings, 15 of that are seen. Nearly all of the piercings are under the belt as a result of she desires to jingle when she walks, she says.

44: An rising variety of persons are having medical alerts tattooed to help docs in case of an emergency.

45: 43 yr previous former soldier Shawn Clark has the names of all 232 British troopers killed in Afghanistan tattooed on his again.

46: At one time purple ink was identified to fade; not so with at present’ inks.

47: The title of The “Hardy Boys” #47 is “The Mystery of the Whale Tattoo.”

48: When Cortez landed on the Mexican coast in 1519 he was horrified to seek out the natives practising satan worshiping and had someway completely marked photographs of their idols on their pores and skin. He known as it the work of the satan.

49: A tattoo of an anchor on a sailor signifies they’ve sailed throughout the Atlantic.

50: One third of People with tattoos say they make them really feel sexier.

51: Tattoo ink is injected into the second layer of the pores and skin, the dermis, and turn out to be encapsulate by the physique as a protection mechanism, leaving the picture secure and intact.

52: Gabrial Carbona, an American teenage hit man for a Mexican cartel, has his eyelids tattooed so that they by no means look closed. His thought shouldn’t be working as nicely for him in jail.

53: Jimmy Buffet sings about tattoos on this track of the identical identify, “It’s a permanent reminder of a temporary feeling.”

54: Within the 1920’s, American circuses employed greater than 300 individuals with full physique tattoos and paid them as much as $200 per week, some huge cash throughout these occasions.

55: The proportion of women and men with tattoos is now statistically equal.

56: Tattoo tools is sterilized in an autoclave, a excessive stress steam machine, just like a stress cooker and the way hospitals do theirs.

57: 57% of individuals and not using a tattoo really feel that these with them are extra rebellious and threatening.

58: 35 0f the primary 43 U.S. Presidents reportedly have tattoos.

59: Tattoo inks are usually not regulated by the by any authorities businesses so there isn’t a approach of realizing precisely what’s in them.

60: Winston Churchill’s mom, Girl Randolph Churchill, had a tattoo of a snake on her wrist. They have been fashionable for wealthy aristocrats throughout that interval. She selected a snake as a result of it may very well be simply coated by a bracelet.

61: U.S. President Andrew Jackson had an enormous tattoo of a tomahawk that ran down the size of the within of his thigh. Nobody is aware of precisely why.

62: Virtually all U.S. companies have some type of restrictions or coverage concerning tattoos on the job.

63: As of Sept. 29th 2009, the 19 yr previous ban on tattooing was lifted in DeKalb, Illinois.

64: Actress Halle Berry has a tattoo of a sunflower on her rear finish masking up the identify of her ex, baseball participant David Justice.

65: The recognition of tattooing through the latter a part of the nineteenth century and first a part of the 20th century owed a lot to the circus sideshow.

66: Folks with delinquent character dysfunction usually tend to have the next variety of tattoos in additional seen places, and masking a bigger share of their our bodies.

67: Historic Egyptians used tattoos to distinguish between slaves and peasants.

68: Throughout the late 18th century in Europe, gathering the tattooed heads of Maori individuals turned so fashionable that many have been murdered to satisfy the demand. The heads have been generally paid for in weapons.

69: Within the 1870s the Japanese authorities outlawed tattoos forcing the observe underground the place it flourished.

70: 3% of People say having a tattoo makes them really feel extra athletic.


71: The world’s most tattooed girls, Isobel Varley received her first tattoo, a flower, at age 49.

72: 4% of customers spend over $1000 on a tattoo.

73: If you see somebody’s tattoo you’re viewing it via the primary layer of the pores and skin, the dermis.

74: 50% of all tattoos are usually not coated up by clothes and are overtly seen.

75: Tattoo machines could make upwards of 200 hits per second, that is as much as 12,000 occasions a minute and 720,000 an hour.

76: In historic Greece and Rome, tattoos have been thought of barbaric and have been solely used to mark slaves and criminals.
77: 52% of these in jail are tattooed.

78: In latest research, memorial tattoos have been proven to overwhelmingly flip grief into pleasure and morning into celebration by creating an enduring reminiscence.

79: A 2009 examine performed at Liverpool Hope College discovered that individuals with three or extra tattoos had considerably decrease ranges of self-worth.

80: 4% of People say that their tattoos make them really feel more healthy.

81: It’s unfaithful that white or lighter coloured inks are extra painful to make use of.

82: A tattoo is artwork, solely, if the individual doing the tattoo is an artist and a talented technician.

83: President James Buchanon had a tattoo of a scantily clad lady on his chest with the initials BFL (bachelor for all times).

84: In 2002, 18 yr previous hair dresser Lee Becks was shocked to seek out out the tattoo he thought mentioned, “Love, honor, and obey” really translated to, “at the end of the day, this is an ugly boy.”
85: New York Metropolis outlawed tattoos from 1961 to 1997 due to a tattoo associated outbreak of hepatitis “C”.

86: In a 2002 examine a bunch of male highschool and school college students considered footage of fashions with and with out tattoos, and graded them in 13 classes. The fashions with tattoos scored a lot decrease in 9 of the 13 rankings.

87: Some individuals expertise ache or a burning throughout sensation throughout an MRI due to the metallic particles in some inks.

88: The US Navy prohibited tattoos of bare girls throughout World Battle II, so many future sailors needed to get their tattoos reworked to incorporate cloths.

89: The primary recorded occasion of dying following tattooing was reported in 1837 in France. The younger lady, a prostitute, was masking up one other undesirable tattoo and died from the an infection that adopted.

90: Apr. 30, 2009. To have fun Barbie’s 50th birthday Mattel comes out with the brand new “Completely Stlylin’ Barbie, full with a set of place ready tattoos, one a decrease again tattoo that includes the identify Ken.


91: 35% of all NBA gamers have tattoos. Michael Jordan has none and teammate Dennis Rodman has a minimum of 22.

92: Lorette Fulkerson was the final lady to work the circus sideshows, retiring in 1995 on the age of 80.

93: Eyeball tattoos are usually not performed with a machine, however slightly, the ink is immediately injected into the attention with a syringe.

94: Urine was typically utilized in early ink mixtures.

95: 5% of People with a tattoo say they make them really feel smarter.

96: The primary case of a syphilis being transmitted by a tattoo got here in 1853. The artists ink was drying up so he spit in it, transferring the illness.

97: By no means return to the one who gave you a nasty tattoo to have it mounted, it won’t get higher.

98: The time to ask questions is earlier than you get a tattoo.

99: Good tattoos aren’t low-cost and low-cost tattoos aren’t good.

100: Girls are greater than twice as more likely to have a tattoo eliminated as males.

101: Over 50% of the tattoos created at present might be eliminated by laser at nice expense, intense ache and everlasting minor scaring. Suppose earlier than you ink.

Source by Noel Christian

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