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#668690 - 03/09/11 03:02 PM A few tattoo facts  
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Please enjoy the article Tattoos - Pop-Culture or Ethnically Significant

Did you know that the English word �tattoo� is believed to be a derivative of the Polynesian word tatau -- which is also Samoan for tattoo? The Tahitian word is tatu. The Japanese word irezumi means insertion of ink. However, tebori is traditional Japanese hand-tattooing.

In tattooing, modern techniques now allow people to receive designs and colors that were once virtually impossible.

Television shows like Inked and LA Ink, which depict tattoos, their seekers, and the artists who create them, have aided this art form to become wider spread in pop culture.

Did you know that human tattoos are considered body modification, but tattoos on animals are mostly for branding (cows), or for identification purposes (pets or show animals)...

#669686 - 03/13/11 05:15 PM Re: A few tattoo facts [Re: AprilAlisaMarquette]  
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Hey April,

You provided a great deal of information and history. I have always been amazed with them. The history and information you provided was outstanding. Thanks for sharing! Stop by the site when you get a chance.


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#670412 - 03/15/11 05:12 PM Re: A few tattoo facts [Re: Tuculia, Daughters Editor]  
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Hi Tuculia,

Great to see you! Thanks for reading. I learned quite a few things myself while doing research for Ethnic Beauty's tattoo article. smile

I sure will.

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Are you a fan of tattoos?


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#670692 - 03/16/11 02:02 PM Re: A few tattoo facts [Re: Tuculia, Daughters Editor]  
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I am!

I'm especially a fan of the 'secret surprise' ones that everybody doesn't get to see. LOL

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You are funny!


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#682174 - 04/29/11 12:25 AM Re: A few tattoo facts [Re: AprilAlisaMarquette]  
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Originally Posted By: AprilAlisaMarquette
I am!

I'm especially a fan of the 'secret surprise' ones that everybody doesn't get to see. LOL


I have one of those myself April... they are great.....


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#683673 - 05/04/11 02:09 PM Re: A few tattoo facts [Re: Jontay HIV&AIDS]  
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Go Jontay! I don't suppose you can tell us what your tatoo is...

A friend of a friend has an apple with a bite out of it somewhere that the sun doesn't shine! smile

#686297 - 05/13/11 11:32 AM Re: A few tattoo facts [Re: AprilAlisaMarquette]  
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Hello, Tattooing has a great history ,I see.

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You're so right Promila, thanks for commenting. Stop back by anytime.

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