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The name tattoo was coined from a Samoan word ‘tatau’ which means ‘to strike’. Tattoos refer to various forms of body modifications where designs are made either by inserting dyes, inks or pigments on the skin. Tattoos can either be temporary or permanent. Tattoos can be drawn for decorative, symbolic or pictorial purposes. Do you know about 14% of Italians on Instagram have tattoos? These are some surprising facts about tattoos that you may not know. On an average, the human skin is pierced about 50 to 3000 times per 60 seconds by a tattoo machine while you get inked. Imagine the tiny needle nibbling and staining your skin. It is worthy of note that this needle goes straight to the second layer of the skin, the dermis. It is worth every pain. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!