Thinking of getting inked? Get risks first

Getting “inked” has become increasingly common, especially with young people. Once reserved for bikers and sailors, this form of self-expression has risen in popularity in the last decade.

Some tattoo slang is quite humorous. For instance, a “cadaver” is a person who just sits there quietly while having a tattoo done with no sign of pain. A “yo-man” is someone who goes into a tattoo parlor and says, “Yo man, what can I get for 20 bucks?” People who get tattoos so often they always have a fresh one healing are called “Meat.”

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