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The practice of tattooing is not not new, but is growing in popularity.

The practice of tattooing is extremely popular and appeals to a growing number of people. Discover in the archives the attractions for this form of bodily expression.

The young worker getting a tattoo on the show 20 ans express of August 29, 1964 claims to do so “for the fun of things”.

He tells journalist Normand Cloutier that he had his first tattoo the week before and wants to honor his Catholic faith with a cross.

Excerpt from a report by journalist Normand Cloutier on tobacco workers. He talks to a man getting a tattoo.

Tattooing has adorned the skin of all civilizations for over 40,000 years. Whether for ritual, aesthetics, symbolism or to belong to a group, the art of marking one's skin has crossed all eras, with a variable degree of popular appreciation.

In the 1960s, the practice of tattooing was relatively common, but especially among bikers, soldiers and sailors.

For a few decades, tattooing has become become a real industry. The techniques are now more sophisticated, the images more extravagant and there are countless reasons to do so.

For law student Claude Rioux, interviewed on the program Contrechamp of December 4, 1984, his body is like his diary. Each tattoo that dots her body has a very personal meaning.

Journalist Anne-Marie Dussault interviews several people with tattoos about the reasons that led them to engrave their bodies.

Excerpt from a report by journalist Anne-Marie Dussault who interviews several tattooed people.

Tattoo artist Bruce Bodkin, however, reminds that a person who does not take this practice seriously should not get a tattoo.

“A tattoo is permanent, it you have to be very lucid to get a tattoo. You have to know what you're doing. »

Although there are far fewer nowadays, many prejudices have long existed about tattooing. Especially when it comes to women's interest in this permanent impression of the skin. June 8, 1979, host Rachel Verdon talks with tattoo artist Carole Morin-Laroche. She claims to have a much more diverse clientele than one could imagine for the time.

“In our workshop, as many men as women, as many young people as slightly older people. We had students, people over 50, we had a grandmother.

At her salon, 40% of her clientele are women. In addition, they are better clients, reacting better to pain than men.

Two of his clients, Marthe Laroche and Danièle Lacroix, talk about the meaning of their tattoos and the reactions of their loved ones.

Journalist Rachel Verdon interviews tattoo artist Carole Morin-Laroche, and two clients, Marthe Laroche and Danièle Lacroix.

For tattoo artist Carole Morin-Laroche, tattoos can of course be symbolic, but their aesthetic value cannot be overlooked.

“People find it beautiful. They want to have a design on them the same way they can wear jewelry. »

The tattoo is intended to be a permanent marking of the skin with ink. The definitive side of the practice has often discouraged more than one.

Those who take action may nevertheless come to regret it.

Tattoo removal techniques have been modernized over time. From chemical sandblasting, the technique has now evolved into the use of lasers.

Already in 2003, demand was such that there were 120 specialists in Quebec. But tattoo removal is a very costly and arduous affair for anyone who wants to erase the trace of their tattoo.

The process is long, between four and ten sessions, and can be very painful. And despite the fact that the techniques are becoming more refined, traces of the tattoo may remain.

Report by journalist Marie-Soleil Michon on tattoo removal. The host is Simon Durivage.

On the Aujourd'hui program of September 16, 2003, journalist Marie-Soleil Michon collects testimonies from people who have took the step of erasing their tattoo. She also talks to a specialist who explains the process.

Whether you have one or not, tattooing leaves no one indifferent.

It fascinates some, it displeases others. Its popularity can increase or decrease according to the times.

But this form of bodily expression as old as mankind is not about to disappear.

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