The art of tattooing dates back from several centuries ago. In fact, discovered artifacts have shown apparent pieces of evidence that tattooing existed during the Neolithic times. Tattoo is a form of body art produced through inserting indelible ink, using a sharp object or needle, into the dermis. During the primitive eras, tattoo symbolized identification. Members of prehistoric tribes distinguished each other through the distinct tattoo designs on their bodies. Tattoo was a part of their way of life back then; however, as humanity and modernity progress, this body art became a form of body modification for aesthetic and self-satisfaction purposes.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are really 5 different kinds of tattoos: traumatic tattoos, amateur tattoos, professional tattoos, cosmetic tattoos, and medical tattoos. Traumatic tattoos are also called natural tattoos. People obtain them from unexpected injuries like road accidents and pencil pricks. The amateur and professional tattoos are obtained through the traditional methods done by ancient tribe members and modern tattoo machines. Cosmetic tattoos are also called permanent makeup, like eyebrow tattoo and lip line tattoo.
Prior to the 21st century, most people have resisted against getting tattoos because of two main reasons: a. tattoo is permanent and b. due to health risks. If you want to get inked, you must think about it long and hard first. You must find a good reason to why you want to have a tattoo. If you do it just to fit in and explore, then the tendency is after a few months or year, you may regret and feel embarrassed having had it done. The common complaint I hear from those who want to erase their tattoo is they were too young when they got inked. Getting a tattoo is not cheap; how much more so with tattoo removal? But, today, tattoo removal techniques and technologies have improved substantially. Also, sanitation in tattoo shops is strictly regulated.
An up-to-date tattoo removal option is laser tattoo removal. The laser directs its energy with highly concentrated light beams into the pigment of the tattoo. The ink particles break up into tiny fragments. Through the scavenging cells, these fragments are then cleared up from the skin. Normally, several sessions are required if the ink level is deep. What you have to understand is there is a huge possibility that the tattoo won’t be completely removed. The factors depend on the location of the tattoo, size, age and health condition of the person. Those who have their tattoos on the chest, arms, legs, or buttocks are the best candidates for laser tattoo removal. Meanwhile, tattoos on areas that have less body fat, such as the fingers and ankles, are difficult to remove.