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“Tattoos,” also known as body art or modification, have steadily gained popularity over the most recent years. The modernization of tattoo tools have made the process of tattooing less painful, and less time-consuming. The popularity of tattoos, has provided a gateway for tattoo parlors to open up in respectable venues. No longer is there a need to go into a dark back alley or the basement of some obscure building to get a tattoo.   People of all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life, are finding themselves drawn into the “art” of permanently painting the human body. Most tattoos consist of pictures and symbols representing various aspects of life events and are strategically placed on various parts of the body, some to be hidden and some in plain view. One has to wonder if society’s views on the art of tattooing are growing with the popularity. Whatever the reasoning is, it is growing popularity.
The human body has become a canvas to express oneself image, or to record one’s life. Kirby, D. (November 2006). Tattoos are a form of self-expression for many, and simply art for others. Many people have had themselves tattooed to mark the death of a loved one, or to display the love one feels for another. Having a tattoo is something you are going to have for the rest of your life, so you want to make sure that you have chosen something you want to stay with you forever.
The modernization of tattoo tools have made the   process of tattooing less painful, less time –consuming, and with much better results than the crude tools that were previously used. Tattooing is actually a puncture wound made deep within the skin and filled with ink. It is done by using an electrically powered tattoo machine that sounds much like a dentil drill, by penetrating the skin with a needle. Using a foot pedal, (much like a sewing machine foot pedal) they can control the vertical movement of the needle as it releases ink into the skin area. The tattoo machine moves a needle into the skin...