It's gaining more and more popularity. The expression of art and symbolism using one's body as a canvas. Tattoos. You look around Abilene and you see plenty. In fact, I admired a cross on a gentlemen's arm the other day at the grocery store. It absolutely amazes me how detailed and in-depth the artists can get. Beautiful and almost life-like. With the gaining popularity of this art form, it's a fair question to ask not if you have any tattoos, but how many?

According to a recent InfoComm blog, the tattoo industry as a whole has been increasing by nearly 10% for over a decade and shows no signs of stopping. So, maybe now is the time to get some more ink done or touched up. Perhaps you're thinking about getting your first one. Have no fear, Abilene boasts quite a variety of tattoo parlors and lounges. Scroll on to see if you've seen any of these around the city.

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It's amazing to me. How these artists can create such beautiful, eye-poping images on a human canvas is truly an art form.

An article from Psychology Today indicated that tattooing has been around for an extremely long time, popping up in the 1800s. But, even before that, it was evident in mummified skin.

No matter how you slice it, it's catching on like wildfire, especially with younger folks. There's an estimated 38% of young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo. Are you in that percentile? If so, how many do you have?

Surely if you appreciate the art form of a good tattoo you'll appreciate a good classic cruise night here in Abilene. Keep scrolling to check out these beauties from past cruise nights.

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