Did you know that tattoos weren't always accepted in every state? How about that some places only legalized tattoos within the last decade?
Curious to know more strange facts about tattoos? Here are four of them. Enjoy.
1. Oklahoma was the last state to legalize tattoos
The Chicago Tribune reported in May 2006 that the governor of Oklahoma signed legislation to make tattoos legal following a ban that had been put in place in 1963.
"Health and morals were the reasons why it took so long to lift the tattoo ban."
In addition to giving citizens permission to get tattoos, the law also outlined sanitation and health rules for parlors. Health and morals were the reasons why it took so long to lift the tattoo ban.
2. Macy's logo was inspired by a tattoo
That little red star that's next to the word "Macy's" came to be a part of the company's logo because the founder had a tattoo of it, according to the Star Tribune. Prior to his entrepreneurship, Rowland Hussey Macy was a whaler. He got lost at sea and a star guided him home, which propelled him to get the tattoo in the first place.
3. Nicholas Cage has a tattoo of a lizard in a top hat
Time magazine sourced the Philadelphia Inquirer to confirm that Cage has a large back tattoo of a lizard wearing a top hat. He got it as an initiation into his manhood. He also owned a real lizard.
4. Some tattoo inks are made from animals
If you're a vegan, you might reconsider your choice to get a tattoo. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, some inks contain animal products including bone char, glycerin from animal fat, gelatin from hooves or shellac from beetles.
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