National Tattoo Day, observed every July 17, is dedicated to the practice of tattooing.

Whether you have tattoos or still considering getting one, this day is the perfect time to get to know and appreciate the art form better.

While some people know more about modern day tattooing, tattoos have been a part of human practices for a very long time. For instance, Ötzi, the so-called Iceman who was carbon dated back to 3250 B.C., reportedly had 61 tattoos, while archaeological evidence also points to the practice of tattooing in ancient Egyptian culture, according to National Today.

From ancient times when tattooing was a very important part of culture and traditions, to today, tattoos have evolved into an art form of its own.

On National Tattoo Day, people can celebrate by learning more about the history and significance of tattoos in different cultures, then and now, or perhaps look into some incredible tattoos out there.

This could also be the day for those who wanted to get inked for a long time to finally get it done. But don't forget to check out some important reminders to keep in mind before getting a tattoo.

On the other hand, those who are still on the fence about it or worried about how much getting a tattoo could hurt, may opt for temporary tattoos for the day.

People may also celebrate by thanking or celebrating the incredible tattoo artists around.

While those who already have some tattoos may share the story behind them -- whether there's a significant reason behind it or it's something they simply got"on a whim."

Let's look at some interesting quotes about tattoos that may inspire you to consider getting inked. (Courtesy: Good Reads, Everyday Power and Notable Quotes)

  • "Show me a man with a tattoo and I'll show you a man with an interesting past." - Jack London
  • "For me, a tattoo is an art installation that I get to wear all the time. It's all about self-expression. You get to wear your insides on your outsides." - Malia Jones
  • "I am a canvas of my experiences, my story is etched in lines and shading, and you can read it on my arms, my legs, my shoulders, and my stomach." - Kat Von D
  • "They keep track of time. Sometimes things happen and you feel that you need to mark them down." - Scott O'Connor
  • "The tattoo represents not only a willingness to accept pain -- to endure it -- but a need to actively embrace it. Because life is painful -- beautiful but painful." - Nicola Barker
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