What you should know about tattoo

Some things about tattoo and its origins.

How are these made.

Know and look in our gallery the types of tattoos that exist.

In short, all this at Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio.


About engraved on the human body

The word comes from Samoan and means to mark. Since ancient times, tattoos have been considered a form of decoration for the body.

Since ancient times they are considered a form of decoration for the body.

First of all, the oldest remains date from the Neolithic. Until not long ago, the first recorded dates from 2,400 BC and corresponded to those printed on mummies found in the Altai Mountains in Russia. Then by those of Egyptian women, also mummified, who lived some 400 years later. Second, in 1991, with the discovery on the Italo-Austrian border of the “ice man”, whose body denoted tattooed patterns, the origin of this practice dates back to 5200 BC. C. C. In conclusion, the first were captured almost 7 thousand years ago.

Thereafter, it developed in various cultures around the world, each of which would impress its particularities, coining exquisite techniques and intriguing meanings, such as the Japanese, Polynesia, New Zealand, Vikings, England, France.

Tattoo types

There are different tattoo styles and techniques to capture it on our skin.

At Alex Chiong Tattoo Studio, in Miami, we work with the utmost professionalism and rigor.

Therefore come to Miami and enjoy a unique and exclusive art form.

Tattoos can be differentiated according to their main characteristics, as well as the colors or decorative elements that accompany each style.

Some of the styles we work with are: Traditional, Color Realism, Black and Gray Realism, Watercolor, Tribal, New school, Japanese. You can view it in our gallery of tattoo types.

How tattoos are made?

It's like drawing on the skin

This technique is done by injecting the ink into the skin through a tattoo machine.

The needle pierces the skin (up to about a millimeter deep) and leaves tiny drops there that the skin cannot dilute.

The ink is placed in the second layer of the skin, the dermis, since its cells are much more stable than those in the first layer, the epidermis.

The needle can penetrate the skin up to 3,000 times per minute.

The sterility of the instruments and hygiene are fundamental.

Most of the responsibility lies with the artist, no matter how good the equipment or ink is, the application of this depends on it.

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