Check if someone you already know has experienced tattoos successfully done on them? Afterward be aware of the method of health and safety processes they stick to it. Make sure they work with a sterilized needle for every customer is extremely important.
Body piercing has seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years and are becoming more and more a part of the mainstream Western culture. Take a look at any fashion or entertainment magazine and you’ll see plenty of well-known celebrities with body piercing like navel rings or a labret.
Tribal tattoos have been practiced for thousands of years. Modern people still get them done for many reasons such as to belong to a modern 'tribe' even if they do it on a subconscious level. Getting tattooed was also seen as a rite of passage into adulthood.