It was only a short time ago that seemingly everyone believed that only gang members and punks got tattoos. People also thought that getting ink would set people up for failure and that every tattoo artist was a mean and scary person. As part of the tattoo community, we know that pretty much all of these myths and misconceptions are complete horse shit. Still, even with one in five Americans sporting some ink, there are some ridiculously false rumors floating around about tattoos and tattooing. In this article we will debunk some of the myths, rumors and misconceptions you may have heard about tattoos.