The reasons for getting a tattoo cover an incredibly wide range. Some get tattoos to celebrate the most important parts of their lives, like a union with a partner or the birth of a child. Other tattoos are focused on grieving the loss of a loved one, or celebrating their life. There are tattoos that celebrate the lighter sides of life, like cartoons.
Interestingly, getting a tattoo may have immune-boosting health benefits. How? When you get a tattoo, your body believes you’ve been wounded. Your immune response kicks into gear, and your body acts to defend you from ‘invaders’, heal your wound, and protect you. This short burst of immune response is believed to be able to strengthen your immune system.