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Tattoo iPhone apps to help you make that permanent decision

When it comes to getting a tattoo, it is worth looking around and finding the perfect one. You can always get assistance making that choice with tattoo iPhone apps to help you make that permanent decision. A tattoo is made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. The first written reference to the word, “tattoo” (or Samoan “Tatau”) appears in the journal of Joseph Banks, the naturalist aboard Captain Cook’s ship the HMS Endeavour in 1769. Some people have certain reasons behind getting a tattoo, whether it is a loved ones name, a poem or a relevant picture.

Tattooing has been practiced for centuries in many cultures spread throughout the world. The Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, traditionally had facial tattoos. Today one can find Berbers of Tamazgha (North Africa), Ma-ori of New Zealand, Hausa people of Northern Nigeria, Arabic people in East-Turkey and Atayal of Taiwan with facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples and among certain tribal groups. British people remain the most tattooed in Europe. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular in many parts of the world. Here are some great apps to assist those of you contemplating a new tattoo.

50,000 Tattoos – Gold Edition (3G, Wi-Fi) by Shaman Machine is the ideal application for those searching for a high quality tattoo. Once you have found your tattoo you can print it out and take it to the tattooist of your choice. Available at the iTunes App Store for $1.99/£1.49, this application can help you get that dream tattoo you will love for the rest of your life.

Tattoos for Girls – Huge Exclusive Collection (3G, Wi-Fi) by Shaman Machine contains 453 hot tattoos for girls. Divided into sections the user can view various categories including flowers, fairies, butterfly, rose, animal, Chinese and more. For $0.99/£0.69 at the App Store, this application can assist the user with that hard decision.

Hot Tattoos- Hottest Tattoo Designs by Linked Studios presents over 10,000 hot tattoos by top artists from around the globe. Take a look at some of the tattoos that have won competitions or produced at conventions. With submitted videos, users can also show their own tattoos and vote on others. View some of the top artists from LA Ink and Miami Ink. To find out more information, visit the App Store and download for $0.99/£0.69.

Insane Tattoos (Lite) by Feather & Moor, Ltd. This is a free application and when you see some of the crazy tattoos, you will realize why. Viewing some of the tattoos on this app could actually deter you from making a decision you may regret. See some of the craziest and weirdest tattoos that people have decided to permanently brand into their skin. For more information on this, head over to the App Store.

iRate Tattoos by Pistol Shrimp Ltd. This is also a free application at the App Store. With over 100,000 tattoos uploaded, users will get the opportunity to view some of the most amazing strange, sexy and great tattoos from people all over the world. Rate the ones you like and see weekly, monthly, and all time top rated tattoos. Save favorites to your album and comment on others including the chance to read other comments and upload your own tattoo photos.

Get help with choosing your next tattoo using iPhone apps. Have overall view of the tattoos that are already out there. It was only last week I saw someone with mug literally written all over his face. It was individual and unique but not particularly nice. Would you get a tattoo on your face? With handy apps compatible with iPad and iPod Touch, you can take time making that permanent decision.

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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