If I’ve learned anything working for Inked magazine, it’s that people get tattoos on just about anything. Seriously, ANYTHING. This of course includes dressings. Bandages are something that almost everyone uses around the world, unless you have some kind of quick-healing mutant skin. It is also an example of a brand whose name has become synonymous with the product in general, such as Kleenex, Jacuzzi, Jet Ski, ChapStick, Post-Its, Zamboni, Bubble Wrap, Tupperware, etc.
The bandage was invented in 1920 by Johnson & Johnson. Initially, the bandages were often homemade, but the dressing was easy to make and sterilize. They captured an international market during World World II because they were shipped all over the world. The first decorated dressings were introduced in 1951, and today the estimated worldwide sale of dressings is over $ 100 billion. Hell, they even made supreme dressings, believe it or not.
Bandages have even made their way into the tattoo world, but they don’t come off in the shower or with a quick swipe. Take a look at 70 amazing Band-Aid Tattoos from some of the world’s best tattoo artists, then let us know your favorite tattoo from this list in the comments section on social media.