Over the centuries, tattoos have had several different
The tattoo process involves strategically injecting the pigment into the epidermis. The pigment is dispersed through the top layer, the epidermis, and the upper dermis, triggering our natural immune response and producing phagocytes.
As the wound starts to heal, the top layer of skin will fall off. But the colours will spread much deeper into the skin. As the years go by, the tattoo loses its original colour and design.
Only soot acted as a black pigment for tattoos in the early days. Now you can find a whole lot of colours that can be mixed by your tattoo artist to give you the colour you want.
The implements used for tattooing go far back to the Upper Paleolithic Age; - BC 10000 to 38000. These ancient tools were clay and red ochre disks with sharp bone-needles that were inserted into the holes found on top of the disk. The pigment would be kept in the disk and the needles were used to pierce the skin.
In Gurob, a place in North Egypt, more ancient tattoo tools were unearthed at an archaeological site. The implements were found to be made of bronze and were dated to BC 1450.
The Maoris of New Zealand utilised a wood carving technique of tapping into the skin with a bone cutting tool in order to carve grooves depicting various designs. Metal implements, brought by the Europeans, replaced these tools in the eighteenth century. This was called puncture tattooing.
In Micronesia and in Polynesia, a rake-like tool was used to slowly tap the pigment into the dermis. Tattoo methods similar to this were used in South and North America. A 'sewing' method was used by the Inuit Tribe of the Arctic regions. Coloured thread is strung through a needle and the needle was used to pierce the skin to draw the thread below the skin.
Right from the late 1800s, tattoo artists have utilised electric tattoo machines. The electric tattoo machine was patented in 1891 by Samuel O'Reilly. Interestingly, this electric tattoo machine was a variant of an invention of Thomas Edison to be used in embroidery. Not much change has occurred in tattoo machines and the same concept is utilised in modern machines.
But, there are many types of tattoo machines like the shader, liner, coil, rotary, and pneumatic tattoo machines. The tattoo artist selects the best machine that is suited for the tattoo design he wants to create. Whichever machine is used, it should be tuned frequently to get the best performance.
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