Friday, September 10, 2010

Considering A Tattoo Should Be Serious Business

By Rian Haswanda and Art Ford (revisions)

Actress Alyssa Milano, one of
many Hollywood celebrities
with casual tattoos
Tattoos are a design in ink, normally symbolic or decorative, permanently placed under your skin. Today, they are more popular today at any time in recorded history. They are quite popular among many different age groups and are a common sight these days. Once confined under suits and ties from 9 to 5, tattoos are now out in the open for all to see. As tattoos are becoming more mainstream, the tattoo industry is growing up as well.

Choosing a design is an obvious first decision to make for most of us, and there are thousands of designs to pick from. But, how much you enjoy your tattoo for the long term is all in the tattoo design and the artist's skill. Picking a mythical creature for a tattoo design may show a powerful way to express your individuality and creativity.

Entire galleries shows are being dedicated to tattoo art and are focusing on not only the standard of the tattoo design, but also on the value of the body as a medium for fine art. Find a good tattoo portfolio online and give it a good look. Make sure you see a sketch of your design before getting it inked. You want to be completely satisfied with your tattoo. Don't take any unnecessary chances. If it is hard to get a tattoo design inked, always ask yourself what reason you're doing it.

A typical Tribal design
The most used tattoos are still tribal designs, but dragons, lotus flowers and eastern symbolisms are still popular as well. Tattoo lovers are looking in many new directions for new ways to express themselves. This may explain why Celtic tattoos are being mixed with tribal tattoos creating a style of tattoo known as tribal Celtic tattoos. Hawaiian Tribal and arm band tattoos are what's in as well.

Tribal tattoos can be traditional 'black work' on the arms and legs or more colorful styles characterized by the 'Modern Primitive' look covering the entire body. Tribal tattoos are symbols of the Native American culture Tribal Tattoos. Tribal tattooing was originally performed as a camouflage and then, later, as a symbol of loyalty. Today we find the tribal aspect of the designs very beautiful and powerful. Though there's been a recent resurgence in native and tribal tattooing, most tattoos today are done strictly in order of decorating one self in an artistically expressive manner. If looking for an Indian tribal tattoo with an authentic flare, consider having the tattoo designed by an artist trained in tribal tattoo.

Today, tattoos are not only seen as for men. Female tattoos are best known to feature small designs that cater to the woman who wants to add a small image without going overboard on the idea. Female tattoos or feminine designed tattoos are usually favored by women or girls. Tattoos on women are becoming increasingly familiar, as tattooing has become more socially acceptable, largely as a result of many celebrities who publicly sported tattoos. Floral tattoos are mostly favored by women, they are like clothing accessories except that you can wear your tattoo to bed.
Many men find women with tattoos more appealing, sexier, more feminine and more powerful. Heart tattoos on the chest of the women are said to produce a sexier image. Lower back tattoos are also very common for women. The lower back is among the most sexual and sensual areas on a women, making the ideal spot for a tattoo. Often times, women tend to include a tribal that spreads, covering the foot of their hips as well.

Do your homework before you trust someone to mark you permanently. They are permanent, and with today's divorce rate, you can view that permanent is not something that we tend to cope with very well. While lovers come and go, tattoos are supposed to have been permanent. You should know that tattoos are permanent and once you get them, they are hard and costly to have removed. Tattoos are expensive and, most importantly, permanent; so choosing an image is definitely big decision.

Tattoos are found on people of every age group, most professions, and most walks of life but three out of four respondents believe that visible tattoos are unprofessional. A study by Career Builder shows the perils of tattoos for aspiring professionals, and conforms the conventional wisdom that Tattoos are a sign of immaturity, bad judgment and bad taste. Over 42 percent of managers say their opinion of someone would be lowered by that person's visible body art.

If you open your eyes and see the facts, tattoos are just art that people put onto them. They are not evil or idiots. Other people besides sailors, bikers and soldiers may express themselves using body art. Tattoos are incredible expressions of ones personality, providing you do the expressing, not the tattoo artist who created some idea that he thought would be cool, even if 50 other people come in and get exactly the same tattoo. Tattoos are a personal choice. Don't panic it you can't locate lots of tattoo's of dragons and numerous tribal designs. Keep looking, and believe me, you can find many. Before choosing a design, it may help to browse the various tribal tattoos online. No matter person the right tattoo design has to look great and should be something that means something to you. It is an extension of your character and something to be proud of.

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  1. my friend was going to get a tattoo, we raged at him because he wanted to get it on his forearm lol.

  2. tattoos are cool but i dont think i'd ever get one because 1; i am a wuss, and 2; that's about it

  3. Tattoo's may be cool, but I'll never get one. Supporting.

  4. I love tattoos as long as they're original.

  5. I hate people who get generic and mainstream tattoo's but original ones are ok

  6. Oh god I really hate it when people get generic tattoos too. Tribals are so horribly overrated these days, and it seems like everyone has them. I decided to go against the trend and have a bunch of spiders tattooed along my arms haha

  7. I got a tattoo on my right arm. It's my last name in Chinese Kanji. I plan to get a Hawaiian tribal tattoo down my left arm but the tribal design spelles out my first name which is pretty original. And also a super mario tattoo on my stomach