The B-Movie Gimmick From The '60s (That We Want Back)

We’ve discussed William Castle here at Cracked, the all-time king of horror movie gimmicks. And among all his contrivances to get butts in theater seats to watch B-grade schlock, there's a particularly clever one used in one of his ‘best’ movies, Homicidal.

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Getting a tattoo can be a big decision. After all, you are choosing a piece of art to be placed on your body with a lot of talent, time, money, and pain to get it finished on your skin a.k.a. canvas. A tattoo can be symbol that you hold dear, whether it be one that already exists or one you designed yourself. It can represent a memory of a loved one that you wish to honor, either in memory or while they are still alive. Or it can just be Garfield holding a flag that says “Speed Limits Suck” for some reason.

Your body, your choice. The worst case scenario, you have to get the tattoo lasered off so it'll eventually be pooped out of your body. Oh, you didn't know that part? There's more to know about tattoos than just what you see on Ink Master.

Here are some little known tattoo facts for you:

Going for a swim in the ocean with a fresh tattoo can literally get you killed. It's pretty rare, but it can happen - if you have a tattoo that's a few days old and you go, say, into the ocean, you risk a very deadly bacterial infection. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: CNN

Tattoos can actually be a health risk if you get one over a mole or birthmark. The tattoo can cover up any color change on the mole or birthmark, and color changes can be a sign of developing skin cancer. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

Source: WebMD

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