February 3, 2009
There are different forms of art and artists. The recent trend of creative individuals who have joined the art world are the tattoo artists. Does that surprise you?
Tattoo has been prevailing since centuries and has hit the new generation in full throttle. It is derived from the Tahitian word Tattau which means “to mark.” It has become a new form of self expression and a nightmare for many parents. But from an artist’s point of view, the body becomes their ultimate canvas to reach new forms styles in designing.
The most popular tattoo designs that people opt for are tribal art, followed by Celtic tattoos, skull and heart tattoos, dragon tattoos, Chinese and Maori tattoos. Women usually prefer butterfly tattoos, dolphin tattoos, angel tattoos and even temporary tattoos. Men in love and who want to proclaim it to the whole world tattoo their girlfriend’s name on their neck or forearm and even chest.
Tattooing parlors are not small scale anymore. There are large chains of tattoo parlors all over the world and their designs are exhibited in galleries and an exchange of ideas and creativity take place at tattoo conventions. LA Ink on TLC channel and Miami Ink give an insight to the world of tattoos. It is an eye opener for those who want to try it and are scared of how to go about doing it.
Some people prefer custom designed tattoos and even prefer black and gray portraits as compared to colored ones. Whatever your taste and desire is all can be taken care of by an expert tattoo artist. So those bulging biceps can get a new look.
About 20% of tattooed Americans regret their tattoos because they include a person’s name or maybe their body is out of shape and the tattoo is not appealing like before. Today tattoos can be erased with special balms and creams. This is revolutionary as compared to laser surgery and cuts down tremendous costs.
If you want to maintain the quality of the image of a freshly designed tattoo then make sure you don’t go out in the sun or take a swim. Apply only a thin layer of the antibacterial ointment as too much can take the color off.
Tattooing and body piercing can be an adventurous step, a means of self expression or a need to fit in with others but precautions and medical aid should be taken to make this an enjoyable experience.
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