Tattoos Tell Stories - Destination Tattoo Reveals the Fun, Facts, and Down Side of Tattooing

December 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Everybody who has a tattoo has a story behind it. Destination Tattoo, the new online resource about tattooing from Falbe Publishing of Chico, California, is accepting submissions of true tattoo stories. People are invited to share the stories behind their tattoos and their personal meanings along with pictures for possible publication at Destination Tattoo. Selected submissions will allow people to include a link to their personal or commercial websites if desired.

"I'm looking for everything from the weird to the wonderful," said the publisher Tracy Falbe, a graduate of Chico State University. Her research while developing the website showed that many people attach great meaning and value to their tattoos. For example, mothers in increasing numbers are honoring the births of their children with tattoos and people often remember lost loved ones with memorial tattoos.

And certainly some people regret their tattoos, which accounts for the growing business of laser tattoo removal. Among the articles at Destination Tattoo that cover subjects such as why people get tattoos and the health and safety issues of tattoos, information about laser treatments to remove tattoos is included. The cost of tattoo removal is high due to the multiple treatments required, and it is important that people consider this down side before getting permanently inked with something they might later regret.

Along with giving space to tattoo stories, the new website offers a selection of free tattoo designs for anyone looking for inspiration. Tattoo artists interested in promoting their artwork and their websites can add a design to the free gallery. The publisher can be easily contacted through the website concerning all submissions, comments or questions.

Falbe, who is best known as the author of Get Dicey: Play Craps and Have Fun and the epic fantasy series The Rys Chronicles, plans to gradually expand this tattoo website that is meant to provide people with objective information about tattoos.