Find Out Why Tattoos Are Permanent

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Ever wondered what makes the tattoos we love so much stay with us, as they describe it, forever? This video briefly explains why.

Reactions - Everyday Chemistry of YouTube shows us what makes a tattoo a tattoo. We usually just see how it looks, rarely ever thinking about how it manages to hold up even after all these years. Reactions tackles the science of tattoos and everything involved in the process.

Tattoos
Tattoos
Pigments
Pigments

They got Rachel Feltman of Washington Post explain what's going on under your skin when you get a tattoo, as she gets a tattoo at the moment of filming. "The tattoo needles are puncturing my skin at about 50 to 3,000 times a minute," she quips.

Rachel Feltman
Rachel Feltman

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She explains why tattoos look so vibrant right after we had them done and what leads them to fade overtime.

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Getting tattooed

Really, there's so much more to tattoos than what would look good on your left forearm and about the countless designs you can choose from. Happy tattooing, everyone!

Xavier

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When she's not writing for Tattoodo, Xavier likes experimenting with art and organizing local music shows. We're kidding, she's probably asleep. Follow her on Instagram @claudia_strife

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