8 Facts about Tattoos

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Did you know that the word “tattoo” can be traced back to the Polynesian noun tatau, which means “puncture, mark made on skin”? Keep on reading to learn more.


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Urine was sometimes used to mix tattoo color.

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After the Lindbergh baby was kidnapped in 1932, many worried parents had their children tattooed.

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The most painful areas to tattoo are over the bone such as the ankle, collarbone, chest, ribs, and spine.

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Rarely, some tattoo ink can contain metal. These tattoos may cause pain during an MRI or even affect the MRI results.

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Three dots between the thumb and forefinger prove gang membership among the Latino population of U.S. prisons.

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The most famous of all criminal tattoos are worn by the Japanese mafia, the Yakuza. They wear intricate and traditional designs in a full body suit that can be hidden entirely from view by clothes .

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Stone sculptures in China from the 3rd century B.C. depict men wearing tattoos on their faces.

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The most tattooed man in the world is Gregory Paul McLaren (1971), also known as Lucky Diamond Rich. He is 100% tattooed, including the inside of his foreskin, mouth, and ears