Graphic video shows what getting a tattoo looks like in slow motion

By Kirstin Buick
26 September 2014

If your teen has been badgering you to let them get a tattoo, you might want to show them this! This graphic video is not for the faint-hearted (or squeamish).

If your teen has been badgering you to let them get a tattoo, you might want to show them this!

Brave YouTube 'scientist', host of the online video series Smarter Every Day, known only as Destin, decided he wanted to show his viewers exactly what goes into getting inked. So he marched right into a tattoo parlour in the US and asked if he could film the whole process. Tattoo artist Leah explains the entire process, right from how the tattoo machine ("We don't call it a gun, that's a no no!) works, to how the ink is permanently etched into the skin. Take a look a some of the clips below, or scroll down for the full video.

This graphic video is not for the faint-hearted (or squeamish).

Additional source: buzzfeed.com

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