Sunday, January 31, 2010

Social Standards of Tattoos

There are two types of people in the world of tattoos: the first is those who get one or two somewhat small, well thought out (or maybe not so well thought out), tattoos for a couple reasons. And the second is those who get tattooed to fulfill a deeper meaning and often have several or more tattoos. Tattoos address an individual's personal experiences and will most likely tell us what's important to that individual.

The first group of people that get tattooed are those that want to fit in or feel accepted by a larger peer group such as friends, colleagues, and organizations that they are involved with. Another often more common reason for this group, is that these people get tattooed out of rebellion. This group often gets tattooed when they are adolescents because of the conflicts over identity and to show their control of their own bodies. Tattoos have to be seen before someone can get the idea to get one done and the current medias interest with tattoos strongly fuels this system. Celebrities tattoos are constantly being showcased in movies, magazines, TV shows, and all other forms of media which heavily influences adolescents decisions in getting one.

The second group of people are those who get tattooed because it means something very personal to them and helps them express their thoughts, beliefs, and ideals as well as commemorate a special memory or loved one. These people often have a larger number of tattoos and sometimes even choose to cover their whole bodies. This is obviously the more outrageous group that has a deeper understanding of what tattoos used to stand for and think less about the stigmas surrounding tattoos in our current times.

Tattoos have been around for thousands of years and have been put on everyone from prison gangs to aristocrats. Just like anything else, there are certain trends and cycles that tattoos go through. Nowadays, tattoos have become much more complex and include almost any piece of 2D art that you can find that can fit onto a part of the human body as well as a full range of tattoo lettering. In the last 10-15 years they have become much more widely accepted and people from all walks of life now sport tattoos.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tongue Tattoos

Tattoos are a hot commodity these days, is becoming more popular than they have ever been in the past. There are hundreds and thousands of different models and styles to choose, give you an opportunity to express yourself. Although they are very popular, the new trend is taking effect in the world of tattooing is known as language tattoos.

Although many are not familiar with the language tattoos, they have only begun to take shape. They resemble other designs and styles, even if they cover the muscle known as the language. The ones that cover the entire language, or a single region. In most cases, those who already have them, have chosen their language tattooed a certain color. Whether it's purple, orange, black or blue, language can be a variety of different colors.

The models that are poplar language stars with tattoos, tribal, and other forms and designs that cover an area of the tongue. Stars are popular with the lower area of the tongue, near the end. There are also models that can be further on the language, roughly in the middle of it. As the language ones are becoming more popular, more and more models are being implemented.

Regarding the procedure goes, it is very similar to getting a tattoo on any other part of the body. A tattoo needles involved perforation of the skin, depositing ink on the skin. The hands move very quickly, the breaking of the skin and allowing the pigment of the ink. The language, like the skin pigments swallow once the surface was punctured by the needle. Once the pigments in the ink are absorbed by the language, the color will remain there forever.

Those who had the language ones in the past say they are not very painful. Unlike tattoos on the skin, the language is a giant muscle. A tattoo on the tongue is often described as a sensation of tickling sensation or numbness in the mouth. When the artist does tattooing, it will normally be a tool to keep the language. If you have ever had a piercing language, you know what it looks like. Once the language is, the artist will begin work. The process usually takes very long, as long as you hold still and not move.

If a language tattoo sounds interesting to you, the first thing to do is to find anartist in your area, which is in fact the experience. Not a lot of artists are familiar with the language tattoos, as they have only begun to surface. A language is a little one on the creative side-something that can not be seen every day in public.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Most Common Tattoo For a Woman to Get

Over the years tattoos have become more and more popular, so more and more people are going out and getting inked. However, over the years a lot has changed in the tattoo world, like how they are administered, and new inks that have been created. The one thing that has remained the same for years on end is the designs that most women tend to get. Even though the number of women getting tattooed seems to be slowly growing and catching up with the percentage of tattooed men, women still seem to gravitate more towards the same feminine tattoos.

Below is a list of the most common tattoos that women tend to get.

1. The very popular butterfly tattoo- this design is the number one design women tend to get tattooed on them.

2. Tribal tattoos- women find them pretty and love to put them on their lower back AKA "Tramp Stamp"

3. Stars and shooting stars-the symbol of the star had been around for almost as long as the earth has. They come in sorts of shapes and sizes they can be simple or complex.

4. Flower Tattoos- Every women loves flowers and it is an ultimate feminine symbol. The most common flower tats are roes, daisies, lilies, sunflowers and cherry blossom.

5. Fairy Tattoos- Fairies are very girlie and represent a magical power that appeals to women.

6. Heart Tattoos- These two come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and designs. Women love hearts because it represent love and romance.

7. Dragonfly Tattoos- Most women don't prefer insects but he dragonfly is an exception to the rule. They are cute little creatures that live with butterflies and fairies.

8. Dolphin Tattoos- Dolphins are majestic and almost have a human like quality to them that appeals to women.

9. Celtic Tattoos- similar to tribal tats they includes crosses, knots, and spiral designs.

10. Zodiac Tattoos- Women love to read their horoscope and are into all the stuff so having their Zodiac sign tattooed on them helps them feel empowered.

One huge benefit from getting one of these ten tattoos is that you have a very slim chance of regretting it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Locating Good Pics of Tattoos - Where Are They At?

The truth is that there are tons of good pics of tattoos on the internet. The sad part is that most guys and girls will never find 10% of them. Why does this happen? Because we rely too much on search engines, which don't pull up very many quality tattoo galleries. Here is a better alternative, which should help you locate a slew of good pics of tattoos and the hidden galleries that have them.

If you like generic artwork, then search engines will be your best friend. You can find millions of nine year old cookie cutter designs for your tastes. That's about all they are good for, though. All of the tattoo galleries nowadays are just copying each other. They all seem to have the same generic pics of tattoos and they don't put any thought into what they throw on their pages.

They even post tons of artwork that was not even meant to be used as a real tattoo! That's the scary part. So many galleries have stopped putting up real pics of tattoos, and instead are throwing up anything that looks half way decent. This artwork was not specifically drawn for implementation into a real tattoo. It's sad because men and women will pick this type of design on run to get it inked. They are in for a pretty big surprise, because the finished product isn't going to look anywhere near as good and crisp as it looked on the piece of paper they printed the design on.

Ok, enough of that mess. Let's talk about how you can find quality pics of tattoos and tons of the hidden galleries that search engines don't show you...

The way to do this is by using internet forums. It's the ultimate tool for finding out where so many other tattoo hunters are locating the quality artwork for their tattoo. If you want to find great pics of tattoos, forums are filled with topics revolving around the subject of tattoo artwork. You have many, many people sharing links to the superb galleries they have found over the years. It's as simple as that.

No matter where you end up looking for pics of tattoos, just make sure you don't settle for anything less than what you truly want.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Abstract Tattoos - These Hot Tattoos Are a Great Way to Express Your Originality and Creativity

Abstract tattoos are very popular these days and can make a beautiful tattoo design. However, that wasn't always the case. There was a time when getting a tattoo was taboo. Your mother wouldn't like it, your employer wouldn't like it, and unless you were overseas and in the armed forces, you had no business getting one. It meant, in essence, that you were unruly, unemployable, and not part of society. But, luckily, things have changed over the years and now many different types of people are getting abstract tattoos all over their body.

Some people will liken tattoos to an addiction. It is rare that people have just one tattoo, and once they get the one, they will quickly go get another and another. This is just one thing you need to be careful of when you get any kind of tattoo.

Abstract tattoos are a different classification of tattoos, and are somewhat different than more traditional tattoos. In the past, people would get "I Love Mom" or the logo of their branch of the armed forces, and some people would even get the odd cartoon character on their skin. Now, there are all different kinds of tattoos available.

Many people are choosing what are known as "tribal tattoos" to adorn their arms, in particular when they are doing sleeve tattoos, or tattoos that run the length of the arm. Although these are not necessarily abstract tattoos, they fall under a category that is a little more unusual for the western world. They are often based on Native American, Asian, or Pacific styles of design and are very attractive.

Although tattoos are very much in fashion today, you have to remember that they may not always be so. The tattoo you put on your arm as a teenager will still be there when you are a grandmother or grandfather, so keep that in mind when you are getting it done! No doubt that your parents will remind you of that fact for the rest of your life.

But, getting tattoos, especially abstract tattoos that are meaningful to you, is a great way to express your originality and your personality and make a statement at the same time. You may limit your clothing options or employment opportunities later in life, but if you can live with that, then you should be happy with what you have chosen. Just make sure that you get your tattoo done when you are completely sober and able to make a wise decision on what you want it to say - because it is most definitely

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Grandest Piece of Art is the Full Back Tattoo

I think that the king of tattoos is the full back tattoo. There, I said it, full back tattoos are probably one of the most definite and complete way exhibit your body art. But after you have a few smaller tattoos done on the other parts of your body first.

Some folks go the full Monty so to speak and actually go with the full back tattoo for their very first tattoo. It is a very bold choice but not for everyone! However, I must caution, a tattoo that covers the entire back from neck and shoulders all the way down to the waist can be very attractive. But you should do your homework!

And by homework, I mean you need to choose wisely the pattern and design of your tattoo as well as choosing the artist to draw the tattoo on your back. Cut corners and you are going to be very sorry for the rest of your life because a full back tattoo isn't going to be easy or cheap to take off if you regret it.

So obviously, for a full back tattoo that isn't going to be as easy to hide or ignore as a smaller tattoo can be, it is very important that you are aware of these steps before getting one. And that is, make the time to carefully plan it out. Don't feel rushed because it may curtail your creativity. And definitely talk it over, several times if needed with your tattoo artist to make sure everything is within your specifications and the quality of the work isn't going to be substandard.

Case in point, recently a Belgian teenager girl fell asleep after asking for 3 star tattoos to be done on her face. She ended up with 56 tattoos! She blamed a language mix up and she now reportedly faces a huge bill to remove those tattoos. Now I don't know if this whole story is true because quite frankly, it does stretch incredulity. How can someone fall asleep when having tattoos put on her face? But hey, it is a story and it has a lesson attached to it. Be careful because you may end up with something you don't want!

So back to the full back tattoo. It is a large job and may take several hours depending on the coloring involved and the patterns. Usually the tattoo artist wants to trace out an outlined of the tattoo and perhaps start off with some shading and colors. And then ask you to come back after number of days to let your skin heal a bit. And then continue to work on your tattoo. Just filling in and shading some more until the complete tattoo canvas is revealed.

So let's sum everything up for anyone that is interested in getting their whole back tattooed. You should consider these things BEFORE going for it:

Understand that tattoos are usually expensive. And you shouldn't cut corners by getting a cheap tattoo artist that doesn't do a good job. Small tattoos can be expensive so the larger full back tattoos are going to be very expensive because they are bigger and more complex requiring more time to do the job right.

So feel that you need to have the most expensive tattoo artist either. Find one that is pretty good and you may be pleasantly surprised that he or she will charge a reasonable price.

Everyone has different levels of pain tolerance. So be sure you are up for hours and hours of tattoo work on your back. Backs are pretty sensitive areas. So for some of you, you may want to reconsider it if you cannot take a lot of pain and discomfort.

There are a lot of ways to design your tattoo. It can be a flash, a drawing, or one large image. So take your time to discover the tattoo design that you would love to have on your back. Because like I said before, the large back tattoos are usually forever because it can be too painful and expensive to remove it if you don't like it later on.

This is a pretty important piece of advice. Make sure you are comfortable with your tattoo artist. They are going to be spending a lot of time with you and you are going to have to really trust them to do a good job for you as well use clean instruments too.

And just because you are done getting the full back tattoo doesn't necessarily mean the pain and discomfort stops there. There is a period of time for the healing. Especially if you have to make several appointments.

So there you go. If you do your homework, a full back tattoos can be a wonderful source of pride for you. You need to put in the time and energy to plan everything so there are no surprises like waking up with 56 tattoos on your face! And make sure that it is the tattoo that you really want and would love seeing on you every single time you see it.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Tattoo Design Ideas and Suggestions

For women and girls, tattoo ideas may be different than those for men. A lower back tattoo (just above the rounded swell of their buttocks) for instance is a common tattoo for women to think of. Usually, the tattoo design idea is a spread out tattoo (mostly a tribal and sometimes a flower or butterfly) that is inked in the center of the lower back. Another tattoo idea for women is to have one at the base of the nape, but this cool idea is more visible than others which can give complications with work. The tattoo idea at the base of the nape can be a small design (for instance an animal, symbols or writing in a different language) or the lengthier tribal design which spreads from the left to the right. Since it is less visible, some women like a tattoo at their shoulder instead of at the base of the nape. This part of the body can also move which can give the impression of a moving tattoo.

For men, there are many different kinds of tattoo design ideas which are not at all similar in design to tattoos that women prefer. Men focus more on things that are manly in nature. The choice actually depends on the preference of the male who wants to have a tattoo. It can be anything that inspires the man. There are some tattoos that are more preferred by males than females (for example chains, dragons or snakes, cryptic words or images and much more). If a man is into a sport or likes guns, the probability that he is likely to have related things tattooed is high. For a person who is into Heavy Metal and Goth the tattoo design is most likely to be in these lines as well. Many men also like to have symbols or words tattooed on their body.

These days these are a popular choice, especially symbols and words that they feel have a great meaning in their lives. Usually they are connected to ones culture and heritage. Some people like to have entire paragraphs inked unto their bodies. Shorter versions of these are words of love for their loved ones or phrases of inspiration. Some men who are more aware of the implications of having a tattoo may prefer smaller tattoos which are not visible or conspicuous when they are at work or with other people. Another popular tattoo design is a cross (with many men and also with some women). This can be small enough to be hidden or as large as one wants. It can be designed in such way that it can look either plain or intricate.

The design for a tattoo depends on the preferences of the person who wants to have the tattoo and what he/she tells the tattoo artist to do. It might be an event in his/her life which has inspired him/her to have a tattoo done which is described to the tattoo artist. The actual design can be a commemoration of the said event.

Before you actually have your tattoo design inked you need to consider the idea before acting on it.

You have to keep in mind the fact that you might have problems with work (for instance there are certain establishments that prefer to have their employees free of any tattoos and other forms of body art). Another thing that can also be limited is travelling to some foreign countries due to restrictions that these countries have regarding people with tattoos. If you have a tattoo design idea and you would like to follow through with it, it may be best to try it out small and in an inconspicuous parts of the body initially.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Angel Tattoo Designs - How to Find the Best Angel Tattoo Designs

Tattoos are becoming more and more popular in our society and have become an accepted part of Western culture. Angel tattoos are one of the most common types of tattoos in the world. This article will discuss angel tattoo designs and how to find the best ones so that your tattoo will look amazing.

An angel tattoo is a permanent marking on the skin made by inserting ink into the layers of skin to change the pigment for decorative reasons in the form of an angel. The art of tattooing is centuries old and has been popular among indigenous people in New Zealand, Japan, South America and Africa. Angel tattoos might not be centuries old, but they have become a popular part of European and North American culture.

Angel tattoos can be done in both full color or black styles. Black designs are more common, but a great tattoo artist can make colorful angel tattoo designs come alive on your skin. When you are looking for your angel design, make sure that the image is very high resolution. This will help the tattoo artist see it in perfect detail and will translate into a beautiful angel tattoo. Also, take your time when browsing through different designs - the tattoo will stay with you for life, so finding the perfect tattoo design is critical.

Angel tattoo designs also come in different sizes. Some are meant for small tattoos on the wrist or ankle while others are intended for larger applications on the back or upper arm. Wherever you want your angel tattoo on your body, make sure that your chosen design works in that size. With a little research, you can make sure that your angel tattoo looks awesome for years to come.

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Upper Back Tribal Tattoo Designs

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Where Are the Quality Samoan Tattoos and Designs?

You are one of the many people wondering where to go to find the quality Samoan tattoos on the internet. I am sure you have tried search-engines and have been less than satisfied with the generic artwork that you keep running into. If only there was a way to find all the hidden, superb websites out there that have Samoa and any other great tattoo styles you want. Well, there is a way and it's easier than you think.

Finding Samoan tattoos and designs on the web is pretty difficult for most people. Most places simply don't have them and the places that do usually only has generic, cookie-cutter artwork that you would never settle on. The problem lies with the most basic of things. The search-engines. This is what over 90% of the people use to find and tattoo designs on the web and it's probably what you are using to find your Samoan tattoos.

Search engines are unsuccessful at bring your to the websites that truly have great artwork. All that seems to pull up are the same cookie-cutter type places that have cruddy designs. Also, the real kicker is that most of the artwork they have on their pages wasn't even drawn to be made into a real tattoo! That's a big problem, because picking those types of Samoan tattoos means that it won't look even half as good inked on your skin as it looked on the piece of paper you printed it on. That's the main issue with so many of the sites out there. They will through just about any type of artwork up as long as it looks half way good.

Which brings me to the last point, which his how you can find quality Samoan tattoos without weeding through hundreds of bad ones. The most productive and efficient way to do it is by using internet forums. Forums appeal to a wide arrange of people, but they should appeal the most to people who are looking for the hidden websites that have the quality artwork most folks never get to see. Forums are glowing with unique insider information on artwork for your tattoos and the hard to find websites that have tons of the quality Samoan tattoos you are after.

It just seems like common sense, since forums are meant for people to share information they have found. The topics in forums that have to do with artwork are filled with links to the lesser known websites that many people never get to see. Finding the superb Samoan tattoo out there can be done, but it's just not the traditional way of searching for them.

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