Among the respondents there were several twenty-year-olds; the oldest “object of study” turned 53 years old.
Twenty-year-old Andrew, underwent hundreds of hours of painful procedures for tattooing, piercing, scarring, burning and “self-surgery.” In his worldview, the views of the postmodernist and cyberpunk were mixed. In order to change his appearance beyond recognition, Andrew used high-tech techniques and methods that were used in traditional culture societies (for example, New Zealand Maori).
The results of these experiments shock the respectable inhabitants. Scarred and painted, the young man experiences significant restrictions: he can’t visit certain shops and causes border guards to suspect. Many just Continue reading
Damage to the skin with a needle during tattooing and the introduction of foreign particles (coloring pigments) into the epidermis or dermis causes a natural protective reaction of the human body – the inflammatory process. This is a microbial (aseptic) reaction, which, depending on the size and location of the damage, lasts an average of 7-10 days and ends with the complete healing of the wound surface (the healing process is quite long).
In order to avoid joining a secondary infection, all hygiene rules should be strictly observed and antiseptic agents should be used. This implies not only the sterilization of the instrument during the procedure, but also the appropriate treatment of the skin, keeping the workplace clean, and also fulfilling all recommendations for caring for tattoos. Continue reading
According to American sociologists, today one out of seven adults in the United States is tattooed. Moreover, among the respondents aged 40–56 years, one in ten is tattooed, and among those who are 25–34 years old, one in three already.
And what is the situation in Russia? A sociological survey was conducted in late 2004 – early 2005. mainly among students of two metropolitan humanitarian universities (State University of the Humanities and the Russian State University for the Humanities).
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