This is what getting a tattoo looks like in slow motion. (Full video)
A tattoo machine causes a wound that alerts the body to begin the inflammatory process, calling immune system cells to the wound site to begin repairing the skin. It is this very process that makes tattoos permanent.
From the TED-Ed Lesson What makes tattoos permanent? - Claudia Aguirre
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"It’s the permanency of the tattoo and the symbolism of ‘We’ll never forget,’ and to have that lasting sentiment to have created art on your own body."
A new book from Gestalten, Forever: The New Tattoo, provides a snapshot of the current state of the field by profiling some of the world’s most vibrant and skillful tattooers.
Ever love a show so much it hurt? On Friday, 50 Game Of Thrones megafans got free tattoos of the sigils for each of the five noble houses of Westeros.
The next big thing in Tattoos: your teeth.
By picking up bacteria in our breath, a small coating of graphene could be a simple early warning sign of oncoming sickness or infection.