"Stan the Boston Terrier is now 12 years old was my very first tattoo. Shhh…..he is my favorite. Don't get me wrong I love all three of them but Stan and I are two peas in a pod".
Tattoo by NY artist Virginia Elwood from Saved Tattoo in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Body art or tattoos has entered the mainstream it is no longer considered a weird kind of subculture.
"According to a 2006 Pew survey, 40% of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have been tattooed".