The first known tattoo belongs to the Siberian mummy “Iceman”: it is around 5,200 years old.
In 1891, New Yorker Samuel O’Reilly invented the tattoo machine.
The needle of the tattoo machine can hit from 50 to 3,000 times per minute.
There are over 100 inks used to draw tattoos.
In the United States, 45 million people have at least one tattoo.
Every year 1.65 billion dollars are spent for tattoos in the USA.
565, the number of Betty Broadbent’s tattoos: the first woman to be inducted into the Tattoo Hall of Fame.
There are 3 tattooed Barbie dolls on the market.
The Sak Yant is a sacred tattoo: it is performed by Buddhist monks with wooden sticks.
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