The surprise behind the science of tattoos

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Some love them, some hate them, but that’s just life really! Today we will be talking about the way tattoos work. If you are looking for a temporary tattoo instead of committing to a real one, head to for a wide range of custom temporary tattoos.

The First Reaction:

The first reaction your body has when you start getting a tattoo might be nerves. Most people associate tattoos with a huge amount of pain. Although the pain rarely lives up to the hype, all that apprehension is great for the heart.

Adrenaline is what follows, when the needle starts punching through the skin the body believes it is in danger and starts releasing the energy infused adrenaline in order to give you a chance to run away! Endorphins are also released by the brain when your body experiences pain in order to stop your mind from being completely inundated with pain reflexes. So, getting tattooed makes you quite high!

The benefits for your self-esteem that come from having a new tattoo should linger for a few weeks, especially if it's your first tattoo and you get plenty of compliments. This is just an added bonus to the entire experience, building your confidence every step of the way. This boon is apparently shorter for women as, after a few weeks they start to worry about how others perceive the tattoos.

Ancient Medicines:

Historians have uncovered evidence that ancient civilizations used to perform a tattoo on particular acupuncture areas in order to give long lasting therapeutic relief. Even today some practices are tattooing people with arthritic joints, with most patients expressing pain relief.

The way Tattoo guns work:

Most people seem to think that the needle injects the ink into your skin, like most needles we are used to. However, the ink is just deposited onto the skin and the way the needle punctures the skin in such a rapid motion causes the ink to be sucked into the pores which open and close with ridiculous speed.

Invasive ink:

Ink doesn't just stain the skin, what happens is a bit more in depth. As the needles puncture the skin and the ink is sucked into the skin, your body starts working on patching up those holes. But it also has to deal with an invasive element, the ink. The cells seek to destroy the ink and repair the skin but what happens is that the ink gets trapped in the dermis layer of your skin, leading to a permanent color of the affected area.

Ink is a mystery:

The ink that artists use varies from place to place and time to time, and the compounds of the inks are a closely guarded secret and change from one producer to another. This means that you never really know what is being put into your skin. Some folks argue that tattoo ink is a carcinogen, however due to the unknown elements of the inks and variations in production, this is loosely based on hearsay.