Best Review - Top 13 Why Get A Tattoo? Not just a body graffiti

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tattoo is a marking made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding. The term "tattoo" or from Samoa, "Tatau" is first referred to by Joseph Banks, the naturalist aboard Cook's ship the "Endeavour" in 1769 where he mentions it in his journal. To paraphrase. he states, "I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humor or disposition".

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Self Expression


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Tattoos are works of art that can be used as a vehicle to display your unique sense of individuality to the world. For instance, if you are into the "undead scene" others will be able to identify you by the ghostly spirit tattooed on your arm.


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Tribal Identity


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The original intention of a tattoo was to mark an individual as part of a tribe or a group. This type of tattoo warns others if you happen to belong to some kind of gang (good for them) and allows other kindred spirits to identify you (good for you.)

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Spiritual Growth


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Many individuals will get a tattoo after they experience an epiphany or leap of faith that has led to their
survival against great odds.

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For Spiritual Protection

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Cab drivers will boast a tattoo of St. Christopher on their arms to prevent accidents on the road. A very familiar tattoo for protection is the eye within the hand or the eye within the triangle that finds its origins in the ancient Mediterranean.

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Marking Important Events


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Weddings, anniversaries, divorces, surviving a war and other occasions sometimes warrant a tattoo.

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Paying Homage

Sometimes a tattoo is in order after the death of a celebrity, favorite pet or relative.

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To Enhance Luck

Getting a tattoo to enhance your luck is as old as primitive man

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To Express Commitment

Getting a tattoo in this day of "disposable everything" is an expression of commitment to yourself that is forever. The sages say that making an irrevocable decision is good for the soul!

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Totem Symbols and Animals

Some people consider a tattoo to be an expression of their soul or spirit guide

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As a memorial

Some tattoos are used to remember a beloved family member or pet that has passed away.

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Enhancing Sexuality

There is a theory that getting a tattoo on the lower back helps open up the base chakra (near the bottom of the spine) and enhances the kundalini (life force) that governs such matters as survival and sexuality.

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Multiple Births

In this age of fertility drugs, more mothers than ever are giving birth to identical twins, triplets and quadruplets.

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To Make People Laugh

Best of all, tattoos do have a way of "breaking the ice" when it comes to starting a conversation


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While tattoos are considered permanent, it is sometimes possible to remove them with laser treatments, fully or partially. Typically, black and darker colored inks can be removed more completely.

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