While some tattooed teeth are just decals for fun at parties, others are permanent and can be any form of dental decoration. Some say this is the hot trend in Japan, but is goes further back than that. The ancient Mayans practiced teeth filing and encrustation many thousands of years ago. Ancient asian and african cultures also decorated teeth.
Watch this YouTube video to see how far this technique has come.
Popular amounts wrappers is encrusting teeth with gold or diamonds. Now that’s putting your money where your mouth is. However, most dental tattoos are designed on a metal ceramic cap or crown and not actually on the tooth itself.
The dentist himself, in most cases, will not be the artist so the actual artwork may be subcontracted out.