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History of Tattooing

Tattooing is a fast-growing art form and type of body modification that puts decoration(s) on the skin by puncturing the flesh with needles and filling it with ink. Typically, they are permanent, but they can also be temporary by applying… Continue Reading →

Tattoos Redefined

Overview: Tattoos are markings on the body that use pigment in the second layer of skin. There is a variation of kinds of tattoos that people can get ranging from temporary to permanent. People use tattoos for amulets, status, therapy,… Continue Reading →

How Body Modification is Affecting Careers

Mikalah Lake is a student at Old Dominion University pursuing a B.S. in Women’s Studies with a minor in Psychology. Causes that are particularly important to her are women’s rights, environmental awareness, leadership, civic duty, and mental health awareness. After… Continue Reading →

Inked and Exiled: A History of Tattooing in Japan

Japanese tattooing, or irezumi (入れ墨), is said to have originated in the Jomon Period (10,000 BCE-300 CE). Modern styles of tattooing seen today grew from the Edo Period (1603-1868), when tattooing in Japan became illegal (3). Tattooing in Japan has… Continue Reading →

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