Monday, January 24, 2011

The Ultimate Hidden Tattoo

First, get your mind out of the gutter! What’s being talked about now is the new trend that is rapidly spreading in the world of tattoos – known as tongue tattoos. Tongue enthusiasts are no longer limited to piercings!

Although many aren’t familiar with tongue tattoos yet, they are just now starting to take shape. There are tattoos that cover the entire tongue, or just a single area. In most cases, those who already have them chose to have their tongue tattooed a certain color. Whether it be purple, orange, black, or blue, the tongue can be tattooed a variety of different colors.

The designs that are poplar with tongue tattoos include stars, tribal work, and other shapes and designs that cover a region of the tongue. Stars are popular with the lower area of the tongue, near the tip. There are also designs that can be tattooed farther back on the tongue, near the middle of it. As tongue tattoos become more and more popular, more and more designs are implemented, and they are not unlike the ones on human skin.

As far as the procedure goes, it’s very similar to getting a tattoo on any other part of your body. A tattoo involved needles puncturing the skin, depositing ink into the epidermis. The needles move extremely fast, breaking the skin and leaving the pigments of ink. The tongue, just like the skin, will swallow the pigments once the surface has been punctured by the needle. Once the pigments of ink are absorbed by the tongue, the color will remain there forever.

Those who have had tongue tattoos in the past say that they aren’t very painful. Unlike tattoos on the skin, the tongue is a giant muscle. A tattoo on the tongue is often described as a tickling sensation or the feeling of numbness in your mouth. When the tattoo artist does the tattoo, he will normally use a tool to hold the tongue out. If you’ve ever had a tongue piercing, you’ll know what it looks like. Once the tongue is out, the artist will begin work. The process normally does not take very long, as long you can hold still.

If a tongue tattoo sounds interesting to you, the first thing to do is find a tattoo artist in your area who is experienced with doing them. Not a lot of tattoo artists are familiar with tongue tattoos as they are just now beginning to surface. The body modification community is always open to new and creative things – and a tongue tattoo is definitely on the creative side – something that you just don’t see in public everyday, and the community is quickly embracing them.

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