Are there medical reasons to get a tattoo? HowStuffWorks

People generally get tattoos for decorative or ritualistic reasons. In fact, according to a 2010 study, 23 percent of Americans reported having at least one tattoo [source: Pew Research Center]. Some get tattoos to mark watershed events in their lives, some get ink simply to decorate their bodies and some get tattoos to honor people close to them.Author: Debra Ronca…