Tattoos may seem simple at face value, but their existence is very complex. In this section we’ll help to explain everything you need to know about tattoos, including: how they affect health, how they impact on employment, how they fit into current society and where they originated from. We’ll also answer the most common questions about tattoos in general.

The History Of Tattoos

Where Did Tattoos Originate?

It’s thought the word tattoo originates from the Samoan word “tatau.” Is that where tattoos are thought to originally come from? Here’s what experts think.

Tattoos & Health

Are Tattoos Bad For Your Liver?

Although tattoos are generally seen as entirely cosmetic, it’s considered possible that ink can travel and affect the liver. We explore how here.

MRI Scanners & Tattoos: Is It Safe?

For a long time, people have been let to believe that you can’t have an MRI scan with a tattoo. This isn’t exactly true. Join us as we explain the facts.

Can Tattoos Cause Cancer?

Whether getting a tattoo causes cancer or not is a contentious issue. Tattoo ink isn’t always pure, but can it also be a possible cause of cancer?

Common Tattoo FAQs

How Deep Does A Tattoo Needle Go?

A tattoo needle can be intimidating. Knowing how deep a tattoo needle goes into your skin, and why, can help calm any anxiety you feel around getting inked.

Can You Get Tattoos Without Ink?

Is there such a thing as a tattoo without ink? Yes, there is! But, before you run off to your local parlor, find out all there is to know about them here.

What Is Tattoo Ink Made Of?

Millions of people get tattoos every year, but not many stop to think about what the ink being inserted into their skin is actually made of. We reveal all.

Can Tattoos Smudge?

Not looking after your ink can cause problems, in particular, smudging. If you’re worried about this happening to you, find out how you can reduce the risk.

Why Do Some Tattoos Blur?

Worried about the risk of your tattoo blurring and want to know how to prevent it? Come and find out the main reasons why this happens, and how to stop it.

Tattoos In Society

How To Hide A Tattoo Like A Pro

if you’re studying how to hide a tattoo, get tips here on full coverage make-up, tattoo placement, and how to cover your ink and keep your art for yourself.

Will Tattoos Ever Go Out Of Style?

We go back a long way with tattoos; thousands of years in fact. So, will tattoos really go out of style one day? Or will they persist? We’ll try to answer.

How To Cover Up A Tattoo Using Makeup

Tattoos may be forever, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be hidden for big occasions where they perhaps aren’t suitable. We reveal our tips and tricks here.

Tattoos And Employment

Tattoos In The Military

U.S. Air Force Tattoo Policy & Regulations

38% of millennials have between 1 to 6 tattoos, who make up 36% of military staff today. The US Air Force went over their tattoo policy once again to match the current demographics of the recruits. Before Feb. 8, 2017, the US Air Force had a different policy regulating tattoos than the one they have

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo Removal Cream: Does It Work?

There have beens many debates about how effective tattoo removal creams can actually be. We reveal exactly how efficient they are at removing tattoo ink.

How Does Tattoo Removal Work?

We address the main methods of tattoo removal and explain how they work. Which method is the best? We help you decide and tell you if it’s worth it or not.

Henna & Temporary Tattoos

How To Remove Temporary Tattoos

Temporary tattoos are supposed to be easy to remove after a short amount of time. However, they can sometimes be more difficult to remove than expected.

How Long Do Henna Tattoos Last?

Everything you need to know how about long henna tattoos last, including what makes them last so long, and how to make them last as long as possible.

How to Remove Henna Tattoos

Henna tattoos are not as temporary as people are led to believe, and can in fact be quite difficult to remove. We let you in on our henna removal tips here.