Tattoos: Making a Permanent Mark on the World

Today Americans spend $1.65 billion per year on tattoos. Some say it makes them feel sexy, others rebellious. 5,200 years ago tattoos were used as therapy, and 2000 years ago tattoos were used to ward off sexually transmitted diseases. The limits of tattoos are being pushed today, some people go so far as to tattoo their eyeballs and teeth.

To learn more about the history of tattoos and where they are today, check out the infographic below presented by