Tattooing in the Future

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Tattooing in the Future Tattooing in the Future Tattooing has a long history, not only in the West, but also in the East. There are many forms of tattoos, which are essentially, skin markings. Tattoos often have purposes that are apart from mere decoration. Tattooing is an ancient art and it has been used by numerous cultures throughout history, despite the dangers that it involves. Tattooing will probably become more popular in the near future because tattooing is a form of messaging. According to the American Academy of Dermatology [AAD] (2009), there are five major kinds of tattoos. One is an accidental tattoo. This is the kind of mark that remains on the skin after, for example, a person falls off a motorcycle. Dirt and debris becomes embedded in the skin, and the injury leaves a permanently off-color scar. Another kind of tattoo is one that common people with no training do. The amateur tattoo is done by pricking the skin with a pin and putting India ink, charcoal, ashes, or pen ink into the depression. The third kind of tattoo is the professional tattoo. There are two kinds of professional tattoos, according to the Academy. One is done using the older methods that were established by various cultures, and one is done with modern equipment. Yet another kind of tattoo is a medical tattoo. This is a permanent mark that a physician places on the skin to precisely identify the spot for ongoing treatments such as radiation treatment. Finally, the last of the five kinds of tattoos identified by the Academy is the cosmetic tattoo. The Food and Drug Administration [FDA] (2009) states that there are various kinds of cosmetic tattoos. Many cosmetic tattoos imitate makeup. Some people have medical conditions that make applying makeup difficult. Women who have had surgery on their breasts may want to restore the natural look of the nipple. People who have lost their eyebrows may feel better with a realistic tattoo of 2
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Tattooing in the Future the eyebrows (2009). People may also want a cosmetic tattoo to “camouflage vitiligo (the absence of pigment color), or to cover an undesired tattoo” (AAD, 2009). In all of these examples, there is a message transmitted. In the case of the accidental tattoo, the person may not want the message i to be transmitted, of course. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies tattoos a little differently than the American Academy of Dermatology. The FDA distinguishes permanent tattoos from temporary tattoos (2009). One kind of temporary tattoo is called a Henna tattoo. It lasts from two to three weeks. Needles are not used on Henna (mehndi) tattoos. Rather than ink, hair dyes are used. The FDA has not approved Henna tattoos. Sticker tattoos are another kind of temporary tattoo. Sticker tattoos are made with cosmetic products; the products are FDA approved. There is clearly some danger involved when putting products of unknown composition and /or origin into
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