10 curious facts about tattoos
We already know that tattoos have been around for thousands of years and in different cultures around the world. However, in today’s society tattoos have become a much more popular phenomenon than ever before (although there are still closed-minded people who haven’t fully accepted them).
Maybe it’s because of ignorance, so it never hurts to learn something. Here are some fun facts about tattoos, tips and statistics that you may already know, but it’s good to group together.
- 36% of people between 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo (it is estimated that 1 in 8 people in the world have at least one tattoo, but the figure is increasing).
- There are at least 100 colors of tattoo ink, so don’t limit yourself to the typical ones.
- Even after healing, the tattoo is susceptible to the sun’s rays. Avoid direct sunlight and always use factor 30 or higher sunscreen on the tattoo.
- In 1991, a mummy more than 5000 years old was discovered frozen and scientists found a total of 57 different tattoos on its well-preserved body.
- The tattoo machine is based on the design of modern doorbells.
- The first design of the modern tattoo machine is attributed to the famous inventor Thomas Edison.
- Tattoos used to be so rare that tattooed people were exhibited as circus freaks.
- In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries tattoos were fashionable among the European aristocracy. Tattoos were very expensive and people paid large sums for their designs. Women could also get tattooed, something that was impossible to think of before in the old European heads. Today the cost of tattoos has been reduced and became a symbol of all social classes.
- The most tattooed man in the world is Lucky Diamond Rich, who has 100% of his body tattooed.
- The first time he tattooed his eye was in 2008. It became completely blue.