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Tattoos hit the Mainstream

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THE MAINSTREAM MARKET The conservative weekly news magazine U.S. News & World Report, in November of 1997, informed its readers: “Tattoos … have become widely acceptable, appearing on celebrities, in toy stores, and as games on the Internet. In the United States, tattooing was the sixth-fastest-growing retail business in 1996, after Internet, paging services, bagels, computer,… Read more »

Women and Tattoos

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SUBURBAN WOMEN Canada’s Toronto Star reported in September of 1997 that when Beth Seaton, professor of mass communications at York University conducted a study of the clientele at one of Toronto’s Photo: Bartosz Ostrowski In the last two decades, tattooing in U.S. women has quadrupled, and it is estimated that almost half of the tattoos now being… Read more »

News About Tattoos

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THE PUBLIC RECORD Over the last twenty years, a broad range of U.S. media has documented, analyzed and commented upon the dramatic changes that have altered the social status and cultural implications of the tattoo arts since the 1960s. Time Magazine In 1970, Time magazine was one of the first national publications to note the trend as… Read more »

Tattoos and Religion

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16-Volume Encyclopedia of Religion In its extensive treatise on the subject, the 16-volume MacmillanEncyclopedia of Religion notes: “Tattooing resembles painting, with the face and body as canvas… In a religious context, as distinct from a purely decorative context, tattoo marks are clearly symbolic… Tattooing in preindustrial societies dominantly relates the tattooed person to a social group… Read more »

THE CHANGING CULTURAL STATUS OF THE TATTOOS

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THE CHANGING CULTURAL STATUS OF THE TATTOO ARTS IN AMERICA As Documented in Mainstream U.S. Reference Works, Newspapers and Magazines By Hoag Levins America’s core cultural reference books, professional journals, newspapers and magazines recognize tattooing as a well-established art form that, over the last three decades, has undergone dramatic changes. In the 1970s, artists trained… Read more »

Tattoo: An American Evolution

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For centuries the tattoo has taken on countless forms and survived many cycles of cultural evolution. This tradition continues in American culture, where the tattoo has endured a unique evolution. In examination of this metamorphosis, the exhibition follows the cultural development of the American tattoo; from its symbolic and aesthetic origins, to mainstream cultural disdain,… Read more »

Tattoos in America

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Check out the latest statistics on tattoos in America. We put together this infographic to illustrate key information about tattoos like health risks, demographic information, and how much money the tattoo industry makes. Although tattoos may be less taboo in America these days, people are still getting them removed. Demand for laser tattoo removal increased… Read more »

Inked Ministry

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THE TRUTH ABOUT TATTOOS People who would look at someone getting a tattoo as being ‘sinful’, unholy or irreverent are pre-supposing that God is against them. Some church culture’s in the past have polarized the tattoo wearing clan as being a bunch of demon-worshipping sinners but please show me one scripture that validates this perspective. A further… Read more »

Tattoo After Care

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Tattoo After Care Leave that bandage alone! Your artist took the care to cover up your new tattoo for a very good reason – to keep air-born bacteria from invading your wound. Yes, as pretty as your new tattoo is, it is still a wound. Open flesh is a breeding ground for bacteria and infection…. Read more »

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