Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tattoo on goldfish...

A tattoo is made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment. Tattoos on humans are a type of body modification for beauty reasons, and tattoos other animals are most commonly used for identification purposes. As a symbol of wealth and harmony, the goldfish is now a extremely popular choice of tattoo. In a craze sweeping China, goldfishes are being inked with patterns and characters intended to bring good fortune to their owners. These ones below were being displayed during a tropical products trade fair in Haikou, Hainan Province of China on Wednesday. The tattoos of various auspicious Chinese characters are created by an injection of special medicine and take half a year to develop. Tattooed fish first appeared in 2005 and became popular for the past few years. However, the technique came along with its critics, who claims it is not only cruel, but against the laws of nature.