Tattoos can be more than just a piece of art on the body. They are a symbol of self- expression and individualism and can tell a story about one's beliefs, interests, and passions, or even about a family or loved one. In some countries, unique tattoos signify a specific group. People with the same design knew they were part of the same family. They symbolized support and protection for each member of that group.

Much misunderstanding and misinformation exists about tattoos leading many people to believe that tattoos are dangerous or painful to apply. Some strongly believe they are inappropriate for the human skin and have taken steps to ban tattoo studios in their communities. Others believe tattoos are an essential art form of expression and fight for the rights to have them.

Tattoo Procedures

Below is a basic guideline for those considering a tattoo: