The majority of people who hear the word tattoo will most likely think of an inked individual, probably with a criminal past. However, there are actually five types of tattoos distinguished by the American Academy of Dermatology: natural (traumatic) tattoos which are usually results of a body injury, amateur and professional tattoos, as well as cosmetic tattoos also known as permanent make up.
Unfortunately, being tattooed have not been a consensual choice for some individuals. Nazis used to permanently mark concentration camps' prisoners arms with ink to be able to recognise each individual. Similarly, in China, the government had used tattoos in the past to mark past criminals or slaves, but differently to the the Nazis, they marked the person's face so that there was no way to hide it. That is why also a lot of older generations do not appreciate the art behind a lot of inked art, because of all of hurtful memories and past associated with them.
Below there is some more interesting information, and useful tips when it comes to planning the spot for your first tattoo.