National Tattoo Day | July 17
Mon Jul 17th

National Tattoo Day

On July 17th, the history, culture, and artists dedicated to permanently ink etching ink on the skin is commemorated. The day may not be the one to get the ink you've been looking for.


Humans designing their bodies with permanent designs have existed for thousands of years. Humans have been marking their bodies with permanent designs for thousands of years. Egyptian and ice mummies have many types of religious and status symbols.

"To tap or to mark" is derived from the Polynesian word for tatau, which means "to tap or to mark." Tattooing traditions around the world vary, and some have remained unchanged for a long time. Sailors in the United States brought tattooing from their island exploits to coastal shores.

As technology and acceptance increase, getting inked continues to grow. Although age, gender, race, confession, and class once distinguished the tattooed from the non-tattooed, those barriers are less prevalent than they used to be. The reasons for going under the needle can differ, as well. A tattoo may refer to a significant event or have a strong sense of personal significance. However, some people get tattoos on a whim. However, some admit that the desire for a new tattoo is an addiction.

As the art form rises in awe, considering a few things before getting a tattoo is advisable: getting a tattoo is a must.

Getting a tattoo

  • Find a credible artist by doing research and finding a reputable artist. Remember, this art is permanent. No regrets will be needed for a polished finished piece with no regerts – that is, no regrets
  • Be sure you have a style in mind when you first discovered an artist. If you aren't an artist, taking an idea from your head and making it a reality will take time to develop
  • Check spelling. Fact check. Research the meaning and check the spelling if you use a foreign word or a quote in your layout. The same applies to symbols. Just because a website translated a word or said symbol in a particular culture does not mean it's true. And it is not the artist's responsibility to know either. Often the style means something entirely different to the client
  • Be prepared to be placed on a waiting list. Good artists are in high demand
  • Good art will cost you more. Nobody likes a lousy tattoo

The day of your appointment is the day of your visit

  • Clear your day, especially if you're getting a large tattoo
  • On time, you will arrive. Most musicians charge by the hour, and any change throws their entire day off. Good art can't be rushed
  • Dress comfortably. For lengthy stretches of time, you will be sitting or lying in a predetermined position for lengthy stretches of time
  • Eat something. A protein bar won't make you feel stuffed, but it will keep you up and satisfied throughout the session
  • Bring water and stay hydrated
  • Tip your artists as the session is over

How to celebrate national tattoo day?

Take a moment to thank your tattoo artist. Is there a new style? Today is the day to reveal your creation. To post on social media, use the hashtag #NationalTattooDay to tag it.