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The World is wide and while we are all humans and have similar ideas, tastes are different and solutions to problems don't have to be same. Because of all of that different techniques and styles in tattooing developed since we started tattooing each other some 12,000 years ago.
Like all art, tattooing also has different types that developed throughout the history. From practical and subjectively practical to purely esthetic (and some pure crazy), tattooing was used to fulfill human ideas.
Tattooing industry is not too regulated and tattoo ink can cause health problems to those that are tattooed. These problems are rare but that is not a big consolation to those that have them. Read more about tattoo health risks and complications.
Here are some numbers tied to tattoos, tattooing, and people who love (or don't love) tattoos. They will give us a wider picture of this phenomenon that is as old as a human civilization. Find out more about tattoo statistics.