More Than A Fashion Choice: The Everyday Aesthetics Of Tattooing

Posted on June 11, 2015 in Culture-Vulture, Society

By Eduardo de la Fuente:

According to the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, 22% of Australian men and 29% of women aged 20 to 29 have at least one tattoo.

In a 2013 survey conducted by Sydney-based McCrindle Research, a third of people with tattoos regretted them to some extent, and 14% had looked into or started the removal process. Laser removal has become cheaper and more readily available, but there are serious safety concerns around cheap lasers, poorly-trained operators and the risk of serious burns and scars to clients.

People with tattoos form part of a rich and meaningful history. Elisa Paolini
People with tattoos form part of a rich and meaningful history.