April 17, 2012
Kid Rock, Drew Barrymore, Jason Williams, Heidi Klum, Mike Tyson and Janet Jackson are all on different ends of the celebrity spectrum, but all have one thing in common: They all sport tattoos.
Many would say that this is nothing more than a cheap trend that, like ink, will eventually fade with time, but they couldn’t be more than wrong. Tattooing is more than just a trend. It’s a form of self-expression that has been around for millennia and is here to stay.
This form of self-expression has been around for centuries. According to an article on nationalgeographic.com, the first tattoo can be dated back 5,000 years. Tattoos served different purposes and held different meanings depending on the civilization. For example, Britons who fought the Ancient Romans wore tattoos as badges of honor, and women in ancient Egypt wore tattoos to symbolize their religious faith. There are many reasons for wearing a tattoo, but one of the oldest and most popular reasons is that it enhances the beauty of the person who is tattooed.
Over the last decade, there has been a significant growth in the tattoo industry in the United States. According to a compilation of statistics regarding tattooing…» Read More