What Makes A Tattoo?

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Tattoos can be pieces of art, or a disgrace to that person, and their family if done incorrectly. Find out what makes the difference, and also tricks to finding the perfect artist to give you that perfect piece. Getting a tattoo will be a awesome experience if you go to the right studio, and also if you put some thought into your idea of what you want, and not just get the first thing that comes into your head. Tattoos were once taboo in the US, even though body art is an ancient practice elsewhere. History tells us that the concept of self-branding was embraced fully in England in the 1860s after the Prince of Wales marked himself with a cross, partaking in a Medieval ritual. Meanwhile, the art of ink was in its fledgling stages in America. Maddie Crum said, “Martin Hildebrandt, considered one of the country 's first tattoo artists, opened a shop in New York City in 1870, making tattoos accessible for citizens who weren 't able to travel overseas”. But before Hildebrandt 's business, fully took off, most tattooed Americans were soldiers inking up for good luck, emblazoning themselves with reminders of their lives back home. When tattoos first came to America, the soldiers and sailors were the only people who were really getting tattooed. Later on more people were getting inked, like prison inmates, and biker gang members, but not many average Joes yet. Over time tattooing has become more and more popular. A Harris poll in 2012 found that 1 out of
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