The word "tattoo" stems from the Tahitian word tatu, meaning to mark or color [the skin] (Webster, 1913). A tattoo is the placement of pigment within the skin to create a picture or design. The process of tattooing is produced by deep puncture wounds in one's skin. [T]he ink is injected into the dermis, which is the second, deeper layer of skin. Dermis cells are very stable, so the tattoo is practically permanent (Van Vranken, MD, 2009). Tattooing is a form of body art, as the skin is the artist's living canvas. Tattoos range from the hidden piece of artwork for private viewing and reflection, to the flaunted accessory that will be on display for the collector's lifetime. They [tattoos] are literal, tangible markers of time on the body [sic] (Clarkson, Fenrick, and Merrill e.d. 2008). Through updated tattooing procedures, art, television shows that document tattoos, and state mandated regulations that promote safety, the popularity of tattoos are growing in American culture.
In 1891, Chatham Square in New York City; the American style tattoo was born. Up until this time tattooing was a slow and painstaking procedure (Clarkson, Fenrick, and Merrill e.d. 2008) as each puncture that would insert the pigment of ink within the skin was meticulously done by hand. During the days of hand done tattooing, [t]he usual set-up for a tattooer [sic] at the time was to rent a space in the back of a barber shop, putting the flash in the window up
[...] (n.d.) Why Your Tattoo Artist Should be Vaccinated Against Hepatitis? Retrieved 29, April 2009, from http://tattoo.about.com/cs/beginners/a/blhepatitis.htm Hudson, Karen L. (n.d.) Why Tattoo Artists Must Use Wear Protective Gloves? Retrieved 29, April 2009, from http://tattoo.about.com/cs/beginners/a/blgloves.htm New York State Department of Health. (2008). Body Art - Tattooing and Body Piercing. Retrieved April from http://www. health.state.ny.us/community/body_art/ Pednaud, J. Tithonus. (2007). Betty Broadbent Tattooed Beauty. Retrieved May from http://thehumanmarvels.com/?p=148 Rohrer, Finlo. (2007). So why do 'normal' people get tattoos?. [...]
[...] Popularity of tattoos growing in American culture Tattoos Art on a Living and Breathing Canvas The word "tattoo" stems from the Tahitian word meaning mark or color [the (Webster, 1913). A tattoo is the placement of pigment within the skin to create a picture or design. The process of tattooing is produced by deep puncture wounds in one's skin. ink is injected into the dermis, which is the second, deeper layer of skin. Dermis cells are very stable, so the tattoo is practically permanent” (Van Vranken, MD, 2009). [...]
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[...] The setting for Miami Ink is the 305 Ink tattoo shop, named after Miami's area code. Miami Ink's focus is more on the client's who visit 305 Ink and their stories behind getting the tattoo, rather than the soap opera like drama that can be seen on Inked. Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company is the backdrop for the Arts & Entertainment's television show, Inked. The Hart and Huntington Tattoo Company is located in the Palms Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada and the first tattoo company to have opened shop within a casino. [...]
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