Tattoos are designs or marks which are made on the skin using a special ineradicable ink. Tattoo designs have been in existence for more than 3 centuries. Tattoos are made by people primarily for decorative purposes and in some cases for skin marking.
Tattooing which was traditionally done only by people from parts of Japan, later on crossed borders and nowadays is popular among youngsters across the globe.
In some parts of the world, tattoos are associated to religious sentiments as well. In parts of Asia such as India, a type of green ink is used for tattoos.
The process of injecting the tattoo ink to create patterns is done using a tattoo machine or special needles for injecting the tattoos. Due to the sharpness of the needles, the person is likely to experience considerable pain too.
Probably, this is the reason why temporary tattoos and henna tattoos are gaining larger popularity these days. You get stylish designs on your skin and at the same time, there is no need to endure the pain! A simple henna tattoo is shown below. Henna tattoos could be made after mixing colored dyes (generally black color is used) to bring out tattoos in different colors as well.
Temporary tattoos can be deleted quite easily and these are like stickers which can be transferred to the skin using water. This type of tattoo is more popular among children.