Having a tattoo is common practice all over the world, and is becoming greatly appreciated each day. Tattoos have in the past caused a bit of a stir on whether or not they were socially acceptable, these though processes however are becoming short lived as they become more and more integrated into everyday life. So where did the art of tattooing begin?
The word ‘Tattoo’ appears to have come from two derivations, the first from a Polynesian word ‘Ta’ (to strike something) and the second from a Tahitian word ‘Tatau’ (to mark something).
Tattooing dates back thousands and thousands of years, with evidence leading as far back as 3300 BC from archaeological finds. We think that the staining of skin pigment was stumbles upon accidentally, possibly from an open wound being rubbed by hand that had ash on it. As the wound healed it covered the ash leaving behind a permanent mark ... Read More
Tattoos are now one of the most important components of fashion, without which it is incomplete. There are diverse reasons for which people get their body tattooed. Some people show the highest stage of their passion towards tattoos and get these on their entire body. Due to the demand of more, millions of different designs of tattoo has come and still new forms and designs are emerging. But it has its root deep into the long past.
Tattoo Trend Is 5,300 Years Old!
During the study of mummies, 57 tattoos were found on the body of a mummy which was 5,300 years old. The reason for having tattoos during that period is still unclear but scientists guess that the tattoos were thought to keep away the evil spirits.
During the early ages, tattoos were also associated with medical purposes. Tattoos were made with an acupuncture technique and they considered that the method would ... Read More
Sapphires have been prized since early civilization – their gorgeous blue lustre and sparkle never fails to dazzle the eye. The following guide will explore some interesting facts about this outstanding gemstone, as well as outline some top buying tips when it comes to shopping for sapphire rings.
Introduction to Sapphire Rings
Sapphires belong to the mineral species known as corundum and are classified as one of the four main precious gemstones (along with diamonds, emeralds and rubies). Scientifically, they have the same mineral properties as rubies – the two are distinguished only by their colour.
Sapphires are generally known as a blue gemstone, but in fact they can occur in a range of hues, from colourless to black, which is caused by trace elements such as iron, titanium or chromium.
Violet and purple tones will enhance the beauty of a sapphire, however green tones are considered undesirable, as well as too much grey ... Read More
There has been a breakthrough in laser technology meaning that unwanted ink can now be removed more easily and efficiently. Of the estimated 20 million people in the UK with a tattoo, one in five would like one removed. In 2011 there was a 33% rise in demand for removal procedures. The new type of laser is the biggest advancement in tattoo removal technology for over two decades.
The new PicoSure laser is claimed to be faster and more effective than any other alternative. Tattoo removal once involved dermabrasion (sanding away the skin), acidic skin peels or surgical excision which involves cutting out the image and patching the area with skin grafts, often leaving very obvious scarring. Traditional laser tattoo removal requires a significant number of treatment sessions, and can take on average one to two years to completely remove. This often leads to a whole lot of inconvenience, expensive course ... Read More