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12 Facts That Will Change The Way You Look At Tattoos

They're older, cooler, and more prevalent than you ever imagined. Tune into the new season of Ink Master to see the best artists in the business battle for supremacy, Tuesday, February 25 at 10/9c only on Spike TV.

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1. Early tattoos were frequently clustered around sites known for acupuncture therapy.

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These tattoos are thought to have been a type of medicine.

2. Criminals in many cultures were given tattoos to mark them as wrongdoers.

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This practice replaced removing ears and noses in ancient Japan.

In 2008, Oliver Peck, a current judge on SPIKE TV’s Ink Master, inked his way into the Guinness Book of World Records when he completed 415 tattoos of the number 13 in a consecutive 24-hour period.

Every season an "Ink Master" is named. Three have been named since 2012.

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Tune in to the season premiere of Ink Master on Tuesday, February 25 at 10/9c to see who the NEXT "Ink Master" will be!

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