Tattoos are worn by about 11% of Russians. According to the sociological
What caused such a prejudice to the process? Is a tattoo dangerous for the body, and what brings people to a tattoo parlor?
Tattoo — from the Tahitian word «tatau» — drawing. Concept
In ancient times, the practice of tattooing united most of the world’s civilizations. The applied ornament served as an identification of the bearer’s social status and profession.
In modern times, tattoos went out of fashion, but gained popularity among the criminal elements of society. Images began to reflect the internal hierarchy of criminal gangs, crimes of individual individuals and their character traits.
Tattoos were widely used in the army. In the Third Reich, the blood type of a soldier and, if desired, Nazi symbols were imprinted in ink.
In some countries, such as Japan, tattoos continue to symbolize the Yakuza crime family. Therefore, local authorities strongly recommend that foreigners cover their arts with clothes, cover them with plaster in public baths, or not visit such places at all.
Today tattoo parlors have become popular among young people. The main argument pushing people to get a tattoo is the desire to stand out from the crowd, express themselves or hide scars.
In the Russian provinces, tattoos continue to be associated with crime. This is the opinion of 27% of the country’s residents. In general, they are the ones who spoil all the statistics. 58% of the population is neutral about the process.
If all precautions are taken during tattooing, as well as with proper care of the affected skin, tattooing does not pose any significant harm to health.
However, the procedure does not exclude the appearance of three not very favorable consequences: a violent allergic reaction, accidental infection and swollen lymph nodes.
The paint is indeed a strong allergen. Red paint is the hardest to tolerate. In a worst-case scenario, it can cause pulmonary edema.
Introduction of infection: tetanus, staphylococcal infection, hepatitis, AIDS — an unexpected surprise for many young people who turned to unscrupulous tattoo artists.
In medical institutions involved in the collection of donated blood, tattooing is a medical treatment for one year.
In general, customers of a tattoo parlor are much more likely to suffer a different fate — «blue addiction», the desire to get more and more tattoos. This phenomenon is considered a mild form of body dysmorphomania. According to