We interrupt or regularly scheduled content delivery with a new monthly series that takes a look at “mainstream” tattoo news from around the world. Why should you care? Read ahead to find out!
Two Tattoo Related Stories from Around the World and Why You Should Care
COSMO Dispels Myths About Getting Tattoos on Dark Skin
Kudos to COSMO for releasing an article titled “Tattoos for Dark Skin: 3 Myths You Need to Stop Believing RN” this week. These myths and misnomers include the following:
Myth 1: You can’t tattoo color on to dark skin (wrong!)
Myth 2: Tattoo artists can’t do fine-lines on dark skin (wrong!)
Myth 3: People with dark skin scar easily after a tattoo (also wrong!)
Putting an end to all misconceptions based upon race, no matter the topic, has become more important than ever before so it’s good to see others also shed light on the subject. Of course, these myths can become a reality on ANYONE when you don’t take the time to properly vet a tattoo studio and artist so make sure you do your homework ahead of time and choose a reputable studio.
South Korea Tattooists Campaign for Legalization
How can a country who brought us K-Pop consider tattooing a crime? That’s right, tattooing is illegal in South Korea. Well, not so much illegal as it is extremely and illogically regulated.
Tattooing in South Korea is currently classified as a medical procedure. As such, it may only be carried out by a fully qualified doctor. If you don’t have that fancy degree hanging in your studio you may be slapped with a two-year prison sentence. We don’t know about you, but we can’t imagine having to complete a four-year undergraduate program, along with four years in medical school, followed by three to seven years in a residency program to be able to give someone a lower back tattoo of BTS.
But this month reports indicate that a campaign is underway for the abolition of a antiquated law regarding tattooing in South Korea. With sociopolitical shifts taking shape across the world we predict the renewed campaign will be successful this time around.
Can you imagine a living in a country where tattooing is considered almost criminal? Maybe it’s not so far fetched to put yourself in those shoes. It was just a few short months ago where the Canadian government imposed a lockdown on what is honestly one of the most regulated industries when it comes to health, sanitization, and safety. The story from South Korea serves a yet another stern reminder that we should take full advantage of our freedoms, especially they can be taken away at a moment’s notice.
In other words, get a tattoo.
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If you’re ready for your first (or another) tattoo and you are in the Greater Vancouver BC or Toronto ON area, contact us to schedule your consultation. Until then, stay tuned for more from Adrenaline Studios!