Tattoos Are More Common Than Ever Before, But There Are Also Consequences

The Process Of It

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F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images
F. Roy Kemp/BIPs/Getty Images

Everyone old enough probably knows the process of getting a tattoo. An artist grabs the needle and applies it to your skin with the ink. It’s pretty straightforward.

The main objective is to get the ink in the deeper skin layers. That means the needle needs to be fine and dipped while repeatedly sticking into the skin where you want your body art to go. If it sounds like it hurts, don’t worry because it’s just a little tingle.