Post By @CubanWindow – translate from the original post … Tattoos on the brain …. @ adolessexia  (A blog about teenagers in Cuba)

“Some songs are like tattoos on the brain, you listen to them and they stay there …”

I really wanted to start this publication with that small but significant phrase by Carlos Santana but the art of tattooing goes beyond what many believe, even if it is ambiguous for a few “experts” on the subject, many people when they want to say that someone has bad taste, or speaking correctly, when he has a taste different from his own, he sets off by setting sailors and truckers as an example.

A rather more common comment than we suspect, even though this story begins as far back as in the Stone Age.

I do not think there is a treatise on the subject, but it makes me think that if someone moves around the world, they see different things and learn different habits, it is precisely those who travel by truck or sail the seas.

What’s so strange about them being different in tastes or moods?

One of the things that are most curious are the fashions, which, by inducing them subtly or indiscreetly, arrive and manage to turn into a pattern of taste what was previously repudiated or frowned upon Tattoos, for example.

It is known that since the Stone Age men and women were tattooed, in the body and in the faces.

In 1991 was found the fossil of a hunter of Neolithic that had drawings in the back and the knees.

To put down the idea that tattoos are the heritage of people with low culture, let us remember that the priestess Amunet had drawn the skin, and she, who was a worshiper of the goddess of love and fertility in the year 2000 B.C in Thebes , was not for a vulgar or ordinary position.

It is a problem to get a tattoo in your skin for love when you are very young, because sometimes, when you’re in the adolescence, you may think you already fell in love for a lifetime … until the next year, when you fall madly in love again, and the first mark , is still there ……

The second problem is to remove the tattoo. It requires the presence of a cosmetic surgeon armed with a Q-switched laser, a tool that works by emitting a large amount of light that penetrates the skin and to be absorbed by the particles of ink transformed into heat.

It is just about heating the ink particles to explode and disintegrate. It can take up to 12 sessions depending on the complexity of the drawing, the area where it was made and the colors. Yellow, for example, is more complex to remove because of the amount of cadmium it contains.

And the third problem that tattoos are planning is, in my opinion, prejudice.

Whether it is a fashion, an act of faith or love, the tattoo can not serve to give or take value someone.

Like it or not, it is an alien right, because with its nuances, – for better or for worse – there is some reason in the old saying that the habit does not make the monk.