Worldwide tattoos are becoming a norm.

I really enjoyed this video the Portland Press Herold made. It's great behind the scenes video of the art, culture and personal meaning of tattoo work.

This year 196 tattoo licenses have been issued in the state, on par with last years total. The industry has gone more mainstream as more and more people take the sting of the tat gun. Visible tattoos are being seen more as an extension of ones emotions. I made sure my first tat was visible. I love showing off my ink!

Check out the video and get a deeper look at a growing Maine industry!