Tattooing really took off after 1870, when the first professional tattoo shops opened in the United States and Great Britain. In America, the earliest tattoo parlor is attributed to a German immigrant named Martin Hildebrandt, who opened his business in lower Manhattan. Hildebrant practiced the slow art of giving tattoos by hand, using a row of needles attached to a wooden-handle which was rapidly tapped upon the skin. At the time, tattooing was an artisan trade typically learned by working with a well-established tattooer. â€œIt was a craft,â€ says Eldridge, â€œusually learned through an apprenticeship. Itâ€™s exactly the way a seamstress would hem your pant cuff with a needle and thread rather than a sewing machine. They learned to manipulate the needle into the skin and to create designs by hand.â€
In 1891, New York tattooist Samuel Oâ€™Reilly transformed Thomas Edisonâ€™s reciprocating pen used for engravings into an electric tattoo machine, and tattooing became a bona-fide industry. Though the tattoo machine has been improved, notably in the late â€™20s by Percy Watersâ€™ devices, which used alternating electromagnetic currents to propel the needle bar, the basic technology used to insert ink into skin remains virtually unchanged. As Eldridge says, â€œItâ€™s like the wheel: They invented it and the damn thingâ€™s still round. Of course, there have been refinements and the machine is more sophisticated, but the basic design principle is the same.â€
PromoSlam has a mission to develop real solutions for individuals and families
Be a part of the number one growth industry while securing your future with residual income.
With 2,000 locations open or in development in 15 countries, Snap Fitness is the top choice
Can we solve the #1 Business problem people have today? Yes -- and the answer is simple...
The coffee vending business is your opportunity to cash in on the 30 billion dollar coffee industry.