Why do tattoos raise up?
Tattoos are artificial markings made on the skin that is presented in an image, word or phrase. Tattoos are embedded on the dermal layer of the skin with the use of indelible ink. As one form of human body modification, tattoos are opted to make decorative images on the skin of humans, while on animals; it is used for identification purposes. The word tattoo comes from the Polynesian word, Tatau, which means insertion of an ink or use of an ink. History accounts that tattoos were part of the Eurasian practice during the Neolithic period. During that time, one Iceman was found to have more than fifty carbon tattoos, which primarily consisted of small dots and lines, embedded on his skin at the various parts of his body. Aside from identification and decorative purposes, tattoos are used in cosmetics, medical procedures and method as well as in fraternities and social organizations.
Today, many people have engaged into having a tattoo with the given notion that they belong to the society. Although developments, improvements and modifications have been made, the concept of having a tattoo predominantly connotes a negative image. But regardless of these connotations, there remains to be one concern among people who have tattoos. They are quite concerned that their tattoos raise several months and even years. Studies have discovered that those tattoos that rise up are results of scarring and deeper penetration of the pigment. This is an indication that there is too much damage done on the skin causing internal structures to compensate, in order for the damage to be repaired. In this case, build up white blood cells and other repairing cells occur to eventually heal the site.
Tattoos are considered well done if it’s texture is smooth to the touch.