By: Kelsey Huston, Brandi Kessloff,Silola Ewedemi

Process of tattoos

1.The area of your body you have chosen for your tattoo will be cleaned, usually with rubbing alcohol. Then, any hair will be removed from the area by shaving it.Then, the area will be cleaned again to make sure it is smooth and ready for the transfer.2. Once your stencil is ready, it's time to create the transfer onto your skin. When the paper is pulled away from your skin, it will leave you with a purple-ish blue likeness of your future tattoo.3.It is at this time that your artist will start preparing their tattoo machine. The inks will be placed in little tiny cups called "ink caps", and the needles and tubes will be removed from their sterile pouches and placed in the machine.

Effects on the skin

Tattoos breach the skin, which means that skin infections and other complications are possible inlcluding allergic reactions and bloodbourne diseases

Potential health risks

Many of the chemicals found were originally intended for use in writing and printer inks, as well as automobile paints.4 These inks are injected deep enough into the skin that often tattoos will not even be destroyed by severe burns.5

Potential future aesthetic consequences

These are the outcomes of tattoos when you get older.