I have never been interested in getting a tattoo. For some reason, the idea of sitting still for a long period of time while being injected ink with hundreds of tiny needles punctuating my skin is not appealing. There is no doubt however that tattoos are quite popular, I can guarantee that everyone knows at least someone with a tattoo. Kimmel argues that it is estimated that 15% of all Americans have at least a tattoo, I believe that this number has greatly increased during the past years.
Tattoos are also not a “new” trend, according to an article from the San Diego Magazine “The earliest tattoos found are more than 5,000 years old. In 1991, a 5,300-year-old mummy was discovered in the Alps. He had more than 50 tattoos on various parts of his body, and he is the oldest human ever found to have tattoos”.
But, why do people get tattoos?