Social Stigma, Public Misconception & Popularity of Tattoos

Posted: June 4, 2011 in Social Stigma of Tattoos, Tattoo History, Tattoo Meaning, Tattoo Pictures, Uncategorized
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Ask yourself if you know someone with a tattoo. Chances are you do, or you may even have a couple yourself.

The popularity of tattoos over the past few years has blossomed. This may be a for a few reasons;
Is it because a growing amount of celebrities, actors, singers and athletes are getting inked or possibly because of shows like L.A and Miami Ink?
It’s obvious to anyone that they are a lot more mainstream then they have been in past years. Walk down a busy street, one in two people will have a visible tattoo.

Let’s look into the history of the tattoo, people used to look at it as being for the “rebellious types”, such as bikers, sailors, and prisoners.
Some people are still lost in these times, but times are changing and so are the misconceptions linked with tattoos.

Lets face it, we get people from all walks of life, of all ages come in and get tattooed. In fact, we had a gentleman aged 70+ who came to get his first tattoo and was a little emotional because he loved it so much and regretted not getting more while he was younger.

If you happen to spot a tattoo on somebody at the shops, keep in mind that they could be a doctor, lawyer, police officer, firefighter, or even a teacher. You just can not tell anymore and there’s no reason to judge them.
Like them or not though tattoos are here to stay!


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