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This Slow-Motion Video Of Tattooing Is Painfully Beautiful

They say "beauty is pain," and a new video shows that's definitely true when it comes to tattooing.

The video, part of the YouTube series Smarter Every Day, uses incredible slow-motion visuals to show the science behind inking.

As the video shows, the tip of a tattoo machine consists not of a single needle but of multiple needles grouped together.

"Ink is held in between those multiple needle points using capillary action, and when it punctures the skin it drags the ink down into the dermis," explains the series' host, Destin Sandlin.

Tat's amazing!

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