</span> Not too long ago, most Americans associated tattoos with sailors, bikers and sideshow artists. But tattoos have become more popular in recent years, and the people who get them are as diverse as the styles and designs they choose. And some people who would never think of tattooing pictures or symbols onto their bodies use permanent makeup -- a type of tattoo -- to emphasize their eyes and lips. In this article, we'll look at how the tattoo process works and examine the safety and legal issues surrounding it. Tattoos: Archive - StumbleUpon. Rodeo Magazine - StumbleUpon. Tattoo Designs - StumbleUpon.