Many times when we think of tattoos, we think of a very long and painful process.  This is often a very frightening thought.  A lot of people wouldn’t even think of getting a tattoo simply because of their idea of what the process involves. 

To understand what getting a tattoo means, we have to first take a quick look at a small part of the human anatomy.  The skin is made up of two layers; the epidermis and the dermis.  The epidermis is the outer layer of skin; the part we can see and touch.  The dermis is the deeper layer, or secondary layer.

When a tattoo is applied, the ink is injected deep into the dermis.  As the epidermis sheds an enormous amount of cells every day, the dermis is a much more appropriate place to inject…

Source by Phil Bradshaw