word separation: Tat·too, Plural: Tat·toos
accent: [t?'tu?], [ta'tu?]
meanings: motive pierced with colorants into the skin
origin: borrowed from English tattoo, a substantiation of the English verb tattoo
from the Samoan tatau: correct, expert, art-fair
The process of tattooing is basically a puncture of the skin, at the same time as piercing, by the tattooneedle a tattoo ink is introduced into the skin. Here, the experienced tattoo artist pays attention that the engraving is neither too shallow nor too deep. In the first case, the stored tattooink would be incorporated only in the uppermost skin layer, the epidermis. This would mean that in the continuous renewal of this skin layer, a growth and a rejection of the color pigments outwards would occur simultaneously with the epidermis cell layers. In the second case, ie if the sting is made too deeply into the skin, the resulting bleeding leads to a washing out of the color pigments. Permanently durable so are the tattoos, which are embedded in the middle skin layer (dermis).
The speed depends on the used tattoo machine, the technique and the desired effect, eg. As lines or shades, but is about between about 800 to 7,500 stitches per minute. Thanks to the capillary effect, the tattoo ink stays between the individual needles and is brought into the skin just as easily by the speed of movement as when drawing with a pen on paper. The skin is held with one hand under tension, the other hand brings with the tattoo machine, without pressure, the image. Here, first of all - the contour is created and then filled the areas with shades and or colors.
For the care of the fresh tattoos and for the promotion of the cure, special tattoo federations and TattooAftercare products help.