If you’re lucky enough to live in a place that has legalized cannabis for recreational use, then every day can be 4/20!

Matching front and back pieces by André Cruz
Cute matching bongs by Michael Scott Brooke

To go along with some awesome cannabis tattoos, here are some interesting cannabis facts. Did you know that despite China’s rigorous anti-drug policies (which includes cannabis) the earliest known uses of cannabis can be traced to 1250 BC, China? China is famous for having invented paper, and the earliest forms of paper were made from hemp. Along with using hemp for paper, building materials, and clothing, the seeds from cannabis plants were also eaten, and cannabis was used medicinally and also as the first known form of anesthetic (mixed with wine) in surgery in ancient China.

A smoking bong by Edo Sent at Old Ways Tattoo
Delicate line work piece by Tina Mikhael at Rich Ink Tattoo

Scientists have found that certain cannabis compounds can stop the spread (not cure) of some aggressive forms of cancer, and it is also used medically for chemo patients who suffer from pain and nausea.

Old school head piece by Gordie Farrell in Winnipeg
Cute Ted piece by Corey Walters

Since 2015, cannabis has become the fastest growing industry in the US and is set to surpass the organic food market. While in Canada monthly sales continue to sky rocket, currently topping at $185.9 million in sales in May 2020 alone.

Sideshow Bob, bud done by Jaumeveinticuatro
Cannabis leaf and bum by kinky_tattooer

As a tattoo, cannabis is often done with cartoon characters smoking joints, depictions of bongs, or solo bud and flower. What’s your preferred method of using cannabis?

Cannabis leaf smoking a joint by volkovysktattoo
Weed wizard done by Matt Aldridge

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