Tattoo & Body Piercing Network
There are over 20,000 tattoo and body piercing
studios operating in
the United States with at least one new parlor opening every day. Tattooing was ranked as the sixth
fastest growing retail venture of the 1990's, right behind internet,
paging services, bagels, computers and cell phones and has shown no
signs of slowing down.
The Tattoo Insurance Network is a non-profit
project sponsored by Allen Financial Insurance Group and the American
Recreation & Entertainment Alliance. TIN was created to bring
together industry members, provide expert advice and function as an
industry forum for the tattoo and piercing community. We strive to
distribute the most accurate, up to date and unbiased information on
safety, risk management, insurance, legislation and industry trends.
Get involved. Join today.
Membership is free.
Mankind has used tattoos for thousands of years.
This decorative art form continues to be a growing attraction throughout
the world today.
A 2003 Harris survey estimates that twenty
percent of American households, forty five million Americans, have one
or more tattoos. In 2006 the American Academy of Dermatology found
thirty-six percent of all Americans between 18 and 29 had tattoos.
"A man without tattoos is
invisible to the Gods."
Iban Proverb - Mingatt Anak Casa (Akai
Iban Headman on the Sekerang River, Sarawak, Borneo
is a true poetic creation and is always more than meets the eye. As a
tattoo is grounded on living skin, so it's essence emotes a poignancy
unique to the mortal human condition.
~ V. Vale and Andrea Juno
When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic
all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul.
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