Show Off Your Tattoos This Summer

Whether they’re on your wrists, shoulder, ankle or back, wherever they are, be sure your newly inked tattoos are looking their best now that clothing is more revealing during the summer months. According to surveys completed in 2012, one in five adults has at least one tattoo. The ink phenomena hasn’t always been about aesthetic beauty and statement-making body art. Female mummies from ancient Egypt, prove that tattoos were also used in medical scenarios to treat illnesses. Archaeological digs place the date of the first tattoo back to between 3370 and 3100 BC.

A Renaissance of the ink fashion statement began in the United States nearly six decades ago. The invention of the electric tattoo “pen” in the late 1800s gave rise to the prevalence of ink art. But before tattooing became acceptable in society, you saw tattoos on performers in the 1970s. Blues singer Janis Joplin was one of the first celebrities to sport her wristlet and heart tats. It was considered a somewhat shocking and bold statement. Today tattoos on Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, and dozens of other celebrities can be seen on a daily basis. According to a 2012 Harris poll study, more women were tattooed than men for the first time in American history. The popularity of the tattoo is no longer reserved exclusively for a class or type of people.

Those who plan their first visit to a tattoo artist usually know that the hours after immediately following the application of their human art need to tend carefully to it. Tattoo Care by Green Goo soothes the pain and inflammation and effectively helps to fight infections, scabbing and fading. Don’t mess with at-home concoctions, Green Goo’s homeopathic natural ingredients are literally Food for Your Skin™. Using farm fresh herbs and organic oils ensures you’re applying a moisture-rich salve that will keep colors bright long after your tattoo application.