Showing posts with label Tattoos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tattoos. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Aries Ram TATTOO DESIGNS


There are thousands of people looking for Aries tattoo designs online. Well, those who were born in parts of March and April anyway. With that said, it can be hard to find the truly superb artwork for this wonderful niche. I am sure you have tried to use a search-engine (which is not a good idea) and haven't come up with much. Here is how you can find the perfect zodiac tattoos for your tastes.

I want to start with a critical point about using a search engine. When you use one to find any Aries tattoo designs, you are probably being led to the hundreds of generic galleries out there that have nothing but the same cookie cutter images that most people try to stay away from. You wouldn't believe how many men and women end up settling on this bland artwork, simply because that is all they could find! It's crazy to think that people are getting images tattooed that they don't fully like, but it's true. Search-engines are the number one reason this happens so often, so I want to tell you about an alternative solution to looking for good Aries tattoo designs.

It starts with you closing down Google and opening up internet forums to look for your Aries tattoo designs. You can actually use search-engines if you want to find the many huge forums out there (they are at least good for that!) This is where you will find tons of topics dealing with tattoos. The great thing about forums is that artwork for tattoos happens to be a gigantic subject, which many people follow. You better believe you will be able to find tons of links to the hidden galleries out there that probably have a lot of good Aries tattoo designs for you.


I don't know why search-engines tend to leave the good galleries out, but at least you can rely on forums to find the galleries that have great Aries tattoo designs. It's just a simple solution to a growing problem of finding quality zodiac artwork on the web.



Sunday, June 3, 2018

TATTOO Stenciling

Tattooing in process. Artist: Damien Bart of B...
Tattooing in process. Artist: Damien Bart of Bruce Bart Tattooing. Model: Cary Bass. Photographer: Michael Deschenes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In order to make sure your tattoo is transferred onto your body correctly, a stencil is made from the design you want. Most tattoo artists are very good about having you look it over for details. They want to make sure you are going to be pleased with their finished work and this is where that starts. If you aren’t sure where you want the tattoo to be they can place that stencil on your body with tape to various locations. You can then look in a mirror and decide where you want it to be.

If you want one of the tattoos that a gallery has in a book they can easily make that into a tattoo stencil for you. If you want something customized then they will need more time to get the stencil made. This is why they will likely charge you more money for a customized tattoo than one that they have an image for already. Some of the tattoo parlors have what looks like a copy machine. They insert the drawing and it makes a stencil for them.

Once you have agreed to the look of the tattoo stencil it is time for the work to begin. To transfer the image to your body the stencil is either moistened or clear deodorant is placed on the body. The tattoo stencil is rubbed into place like you would with a temporary tattoo. It is held in place for a few minutes to allow for the entire image to successfully transfer onto your body.

With the process of tattoo stenciling, you don’t have to worry about your image not looking professional. Since a tattoo is permanent on your body you want to make sure it looks every bit as lovely as it possibly can. You don’t want to regret getting it later on. Too many people don’t speak up though when they are shown the tattoo stencil. They don’t want to hurt the feelings of the artist. Keep in mind that they are professionals and they want to do a good job for you. Since you are paying for the tattoo it needs to be 100% exactly what you want it to look like.


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Pros And Cons Of TATTOOS

tattoo work by Keith Killingsworth
tattoo work by Keith Killingsworth (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
These days’ tattoos are more common than ever.  Tattoos have gained quite a bit in popularity over the years, giving people a chance to stand out and broadcast who they really are.  Men and women alike have tattoos, some covering their entire body.  The choice is entirely up to you though, as you can get a tattoo in virtually any size you want.

Even though there are many good things about tattoos, there are bad things as well.  Among the good things about tattoos include the chance to broadcast who you are, the chance to be you, and the chance to stand out.  Most people who get tattoos get them for the symbolic meaning.  Although there are some who get tattoos strictly for the look, many end up regretting getting the tattoo later on in life.

Tattoos are great for the show, although the design itself should hold some meaning.  There are a variety of designs and colors to choose from, which helps to add to the positive benefits of tattoos.  You can check out many designs at your local tattoo studio, in books and magazines, and on the Internet.  The Internet is a great resource for tattoo designs, as there are literally thousands to look at.  You can also look at pictures of those who have tattoos so you can get an idea as to what a certain style will look like once it has been finished.

The cons of tattoos are pretty straightforward.  Tattoos work by piercing the skin with a needle and injecting little gobs of ink.  With that being said the risk of infection when getting a tattoo is always there.  If the tattoo artist isn’t sanitary and doesn’t clean his equipment after every use, the risk of infection will be much higher.


Another thing to worry about with tattoos is removal.  If you later decide that you don’t want the tattoo, you’ll have to pay an expensive price to have it surgically removed.  Surgery carries risks and complications as well.  In some cases, those who have got tattoos have had to have the tattoo removed due to infection.  In these cases, the infection has gotten so bad that there really is no other choice than to get the tattoo removed.

No matter how you look at it, there will always be both pros and cons with tattoos.  Before you decide to get a tattoo, you should make sure that the design you have picked out is something that you can see yourself with for years to come.  If there is any doubt in your mind about the tattoo, you shouldn’t get it.  Even though it may seem cool at the time – the price for removal and the complications with surgery may not be worth it in the long run.


Friday, April 20, 2018

STAR TATTOO Meaning

nautical stars tattoo by Keith Killingsworth.
Nautical stars tattoo by Keith Killingsworth.
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Getting a tattoo nowadays isn't something unusual. Most people consider it as a work of art. There is a wide variety of tattoo designs, which people can choose from. One of these types is the star tattoo. There are different reasons for this choice, one of them is because it has a specific meaning and the star reminds them all the time about that. Another reason is simply just because it looks good.

Probably what most people think when they get a star tattoo is "shooting for the stars". Meaning that you should always aim high to get what you want. This way the tattoo is a constant reminder for that and that's one of the main reasons people choose this design. Another meaning for the star tattoo is high interests in the universe, with it, they want to share their interest with other people.

A few ideas of star designs are for example nautical stars, shooting stars, and so on. Nautical stars were common with sailors. They were used as a guide at sea. People who are superstitious think that nautical stars will guide you through life. Shooting stars could mean that something happened during someone's life, in a short period of time, which changed it forever. The pentagram symbolizes the basic elements of live fire, water, earth, air and the spirit that connects
them.
As you probably know there are numerous designs you can choose or come up with. You can also think up a design with a meaning which, one way or another, represent you. Another important thing when choosing a tattoo is the placing. This depends if you are male or female. So if you want to be original take your time before you decide to get a tattoo.


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Psychology And TATTOOS

Bangkok Thailand Tattoo Arts Festival
Photo by Binder.donedat 
In today’s society, a lot of people tend to misjudge tattoos.  A lot of people who see someone with a lot of tattoos will automatically think negative thoughts.  Those who have tattoos are just like anyone else – except for the fact that they wish to stand out and broadcast who they are, simply because they have a strong sense of who they are.  Those with tattoos aren’t afraid to show them, as they put them on their body to let others know who they are and what they are about.

Most who decide to look into the psychology of those with tattoos seem to associate them with criminals and study them like they are common rats in the cage.  Contrary to this opinion that many experts have, those who have tattoos aren’t in any type of cage.  Instead, they are out there expressing their freedom.  Whether they are going by what they believe, showing that they belong to a certain group or clan, or paying homage to the dearly departed – there are always meanings behind tattoos.

The psychologist who studies those with tattoos will normally try to get into their frame of mind, which is hard to do.  For hundreds of years, tattoos have always been a question from a psychological standpoint, with most people associating tattoos in the past with criminals.  Even though criminals may have tattoos, there are just as many if not more people out there who are some of the friendliest people in the world who have them as well.

To look at tattoos from a psychological standpoint can sometimes be hypocritical.  Although those who don’t have tattoos will try and figure out why someone would want them, it can still be considered a psychological point of view.  Those who have tattoos had a reason for getting them, or they wouldn’t have got them in the first place.


No matter where you look these days it’s a common thing to see someone with at least one tattoo.  This doesn’t mean that society is dwindling in any way, nor does it mean that mankind is becoming a bunch of clones following after one leader.  Tattoos have built their own reputation over the years, gaining in popularity.  Over the years more and more people have decided to get them – which only goes to show the phenomenon that is tattoos.

When you decide to look at the psychology of tattoos, you must first understand some of the meanings.  A tattoo can tell you a lot about the individual and his past.  Although some tattoos may be a bit frightening, that individual may have got the tattoos in his past and turn out to be nothing like that now.  Like others out there – the tattoos that were obtained in the past may be left as a reminder for the future.




Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Cool GIRL TATTOOS - Flirty, Fun, and Feminine

New tattoo by Joe Knuckle$ at High Street Tatt...
(Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It's no secret that lots of women have tattoos. In fact, more women have tattoos today than ever before. This is partly because tattooing, in general, is more acceptable, but partially because more women have started asking their tattoo artists to draw up and ink them with cool girl tattoos.

What exactly is a cool girl design? The question is a subjective one that you will have to answer for yourself because the tattoo you choose is one you'll have to live with for the rest of your life. Your tattoo design should be one that reflects your individuality, personality, and unique tastes.

Some styles of girl tattoos are more popular than others. These tattoo designs are good choices because they are flattering on almost anyone, they are classic designs that are unlikely to go out of style, and they can be easily customized to suit your tastes. There are also some places on the body that are especially popular spots for tattoos.

Star tattoos can be very cool designs. If you like simplicity, a basic star design is the perfect tattoo for you: it's just a series of lines, filled in with ink if you want. But if you want to add a little customization, you can do that with this design too. Try embellishing the vertices of the stars, or maybe curving the lines for a smoother shape.

Other styles of celestial tattoos are also popular. Lots of women choose a tribal style sun for their tattoo. This is another basic shape: a circle that is surrounded by four lines shaped to look like rays. This basic idea can be adapted to fit your tastes. You could make the lines wavy, if you want, or even position the "rays" around your navel to give the illusion of a sun.

In fact, lots of women choose to get tattoos around their navel or close by, on their hips. This can be a great way of attracting attention from men: when they see your flirty, feminine tattoo, they'll know that you're a fun girl who's not afraid to be an individual. If you want something a little more discreet, you could also consider an ankle tattoo.

By far the most popular place for girl tattoos is the lower back. This is an ideal location because it is relatively large, which means that almost any design you can imagine can be fit here. Also, the smooth skin makes it easier for your artist to do a great job on even the most intricate patterns. Don't underestimate how sexy it can be for a man to get a glimpse of a little lower back ink!

Ultimately, the decision about what tattoo to get is yours. But if you're looking for something that is flirty, fun, and feminine, you should definitely consider the most popular styles of the cool girl tattoos.


Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Fascination of the Design TATTOO

Bangkok Thailand Tattoo Arts Festival
Photo by Binder.donedat 
Tattoos are still gaining in popularity. The design tattoos are more radical than ever before and so are the spots they are placed on. The number of people with a tattoo is still growing exponential and they are not the “simple and early” design tattoos like you saw in the 80’s or 90’s. A simple anchor or rose or maybe a bird tattoo which was placed on a lower or upper arm where great in those days. The modern tattoo; the design tattoo is used for people to express themselves.

There’s a shift taking place; today’s design tattoo is used as a statement. It has become a symbol of attraction and people with the masterpieces steal the show. Tattoos vary from different sizes and shapes; it can be done on any part of your body including toes, ears and even eyes. Today’s design tattoos are used to get attention in the mass.

Nowadays people see the tattoo as a beautiful ornament that is permanently drawn on their body. Of course, we should face the fact; we want tattoos because, at the end of the day, they just look good. There are many people who never got a tattoo at the young age and decided to have one in their 40s and even 50s. Now they have significance and meaning associated with the art. People who want to have tattoos can broadly be categorized into two groups. The first being the group of those people who desire to have a tattoo because it holds some personal meaning to them, and those who want to have one because everyone else has one.

Design tattoos mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures, tattooing is a way to decorate once the body and is it in many countries like India a very common art and is it often a part of a religious tradition. Tattooing is in many cultures still a natural part of men’s life and art. Tattoo designs in the Japanese culture are inspired by paintings and drawings. Japanese symbols are rapidly gaining in popularity.


But it’s very essential to know the meaning of the character you desire to have on your body forever. Some people end up getting a tattoo which implies the total opposite of what they intended. Many young people get fascinated by the beauty of the characters but fail to understand the true meaning of it.

Tattooing is an art form and today’s design tattoos mean more than just being “cool”.



Sunday, December 17, 2017

Men and Women TATTOO Design Ideas

peacock writing tattoos folsom street fair, san francisco (2013)
Photo   by torbakhopper 
Do you find it hard to decipher which design is best for you? That is why it is highly advisable for one to ponder on the idea over and over again as well as to go over a collection of designs before finally deciding on anything. More so, the tattoo artists are also fond of presenting you with other choices.

Take note that you are the one who is having it inked on your skin and therefore, it is your own call. Hence, it follows that you look for your prospect tattoo design ideas, trims down your list, and then finalize your decision.

Men vs. Women's Ideas

It is but natural for the men to have a different choice over the women. Most of the men are likely to prefer the designs that spell masculinity whereas the women are more into the pretty and dainty concepts. After all, the choice of a tattoo design comes with the sense of expression.

As it goes, many men profess their undying love for their girlfriends or wives by employing a tattoo with their names on the heart designs. Some of them even extend their efforts of coming up with personalized and creative designs.

Many people agree at one point and that is to refrain from having these tattoo designs inked on their skin as there is a large possibility for the relationship to go on the rocks and then end up for nothing. A tattoo can only be removed by undergoing a surgical procedure, so to speak.

For the women, the most common choices include the tiny and interesting feminine designs of hearts, flowers, and butterflies, to name a few. They also love having them on their hips, leg, shoulder, lower back, and ankle. They are also easier to hide.

Paul Mitchell Fashion Event - 3063
Photo  by Parker Knight 

So much more, the tattoo is something that can be very personal. It is oftentimes thought of as a reflection of the person's personality and also a way of showing off something that is very dear to him or her.

It is necessary to take note that there is nothing such as a universal tattoo for men or for women. It all depends on the understanding, choice, and preference of the individual. What matters most is that you should take time to browse through the catalog either online or that which is owned by the tattoo artist so that you may understand which one will best suit you.

Suggestions for Tattoo Designs

Your preference highly depends on your gender plus your style. Making up your mind may be difficult but all that you should do is to look at several prospects and finally pick out one.

For the women, the most popular choice is the butterfly design. The cross and fairy tattoos are typically used as the symbols of a person's faith. They can also be used as dainty, attractive, discreet, and sensual signs of the body. Other common selections are the flowers and rose tattoo designs.

For the men, the tribal tattoos rank as the number one choice. They mainly spell the masculinity of a person. Other popular preferences include the sleeve designs, the dragon tattoos, the lion, Celtic, eagle, and those designs that spread over the shoulder blades.

Going over the tattoo design ideas is not that hard especially if you have a clear idea in mind.



Thursday, November 9, 2017

Unique FEMALE TATTOOS

English: A marriageable girl. Tattooing of a K...
A marriageable girl. Tattooing of a Koita (New Guinea) girl who has reached a marriageable age. The decoration is begun when she is about five years old and is added to year by year as she gets older. The V-shaped marks on the chest, with certain others, are done last and are an indication that the girl is marriageable. 

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Instead, go for those that offer you every possible design you can think off from tribal to Egyptian to Celtic. But what exactly is Koi? These large fish are members of the carp family with one notable exception; they come in a wide array of different colors. See more on Scottish Tattoo Ideas. Their religion is very much connected with their way of life that it makes religion the most important part of an Aztec's life. Search engines won't give you 1% of the quality artwork you can find this way. Also more details on Thug Angel Tattoos and Anagram Tattoo Flash. You will want to place your lower tattoo where it will be the most flattering.

While the style is always up to you finding original well-drawn artwork usually isn't. This is both sexy and feminine. Hope you got full details on Thug Angel Tattoos, Scottish Tattoo Ideas, and Free Celtic Dolphin Tattoo Designs. The lotus flower tattoo design can be used to symbolize a person's deeper persona and spiritual attributes. You don't want to get a symbol you aren't familiar with only to find out it means something which can embarrass you or insult others. Usually, men do not get lower back tattoos because they are for women. Their shape and design can easily be made into a very beautiful sleeve tattoo design.

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Dragon tattoos have always remained at the top of the popularity list when it comes to tattooing. Do hope you have found more details on Anagram Tattoo Flash and Scottish Tattoo Ideas. No matter how long it takes don't settle for anything less than perfection. Traditional significance Traditions involving tribal tattoos can be found in North America most of Europe Japan Africa and the Middle East, so see more details on Anagram Tattoo Flash and Scottish Tattoo Ideas. Another great advantage of getting tattoos on your shoulders is that they tend to have a very long life. Long story short it's a sensational way to find out where tens of thousands of people have uncovered amazing artwork for their tattoos. See more on Thug Angel Tattoos and Scottish Tattoo Ideas

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Costs Of TATTOOS

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Tattoo Artist - Photo by agentbazooka 
Once you have made the decision to get a tattoo, you’ll find yourself facing a very important task – the budget.  Tattoos have long been known to be very expensive, with the bigger ones costing up in the thousands.  Although you may be able to find some designs and studios that are within your budget, you’ll still face some very important decisions.

The cost of a tattoo is the most common question people ponder before they get a tattoo. Although they can be very expensive, they are still within your reach.  Most people who know they are getting a tattoo will save their money up.  Even though you may have an average job and don’t make a lot of money, a tattoo can still be well within your reach if you save your money up for a few months.  This way, you’ll have more than enough to spare when you finally get the tattoo you have been saving up for.

In the world of tattoos, you get what you pay for.  If you’ve got your own design that you want to be tattooed, tattoo artists will normally charge you anywhere from 30 – 250 dollars an hour.  If you want the tattoo artist to design a tattoo for you, you’ll probably end up paying more.  Depending on the size and location of the tattoo, you can easily spend thousands.  Tattoos that cover the entire back, for example, can cost you as much as fifteen thousand dollars!

The best thing to do is to find a studio and design that you like, and then look into how much it will cost you.  You should always look for the cleanest and most sanitary studio first.  Once you have found a sanitary tattoo studio, you should meet the tattoo artists and talk to them a bit to see how friendly they are.  When you look at the prices of the tattoos, you should never sacrifice quality for the price.  Even though a studio may cost you more, the quality will normally be better than other tattoo studios in the area.



Although you may be able to find a tattoo studio that will do their work for a cheap price, you should never rush into getting a tattoo strictly for the price. Even though a cheap price may sound good, the quality of the work could be lacking.  Tattoo studios that charge expensive prices normally do so because they have the best artists and the best quality work.

Once you have chosen a studio and had your tattoo done, you should always make sure to tip your artist.  If he does exceptional work, you should make it well worth his time and give him a nice tip.  Tattoo artists who do high quality work love to get tips – and they will always appreciate your business if you treat them as good as they treat you.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cherry Blossom TATTOO Designs & Their Meanings

Back Tattoo (Cherry Blossoms)
Back Tattoo Cherry Blossoms  - Photo   by     mytat_2s  (cc)
You see cherry blossom tattoos on many women these days as these such designs have grown in popularity among tattoo aficionados and first-timers alike. This rush for distinct tattoos of cherry blossoms has given rise to a great interest in the meaning and symbolism of the cherry blossom in both the Chinese and Japanese cultures.
Since tattoos are very personal things, they can say a lot about a person so getting the right tattoo for the right reason is important. Since cherry blossoms mean different things in Chinese and Japanese society you should be aware that peoples of those backgrounds might react quite differently when they see it.

Cherry Blossoms In China
The Chinese see the cherry blossom as a symbol of power, particularly of the dominance of the feminine persona. This could mean a blossom tattoo is ideal for you if you are a strong-willed woman who values her liberty and freedom or if you have recently come out of a difficult relationship.
It also stands for love if you are coming from the herbal lore approach.

Cherry Blossoms In Japan
In Japanese culture, there is often a link between the blossoming of cherry trees and the Buddhist concept of "mono no aware" which refers to the reverence for life, the transience of being and the sadness at the passing of things. This is because cherry blossoms only appear on trees for short times before they fall to the ground.

This association with mortality is highly symbolic in Japan and has been used in traditional art there for many centuries along with more recent manga or anime. This link may, however, make a tattoo of cherry blossoms unsuitable for some. Alternatively, it may give you a renewed appreciation for the fragility of life and help you make the most of your brief time on this Earth while bringing you a different perspective on the hard times you may face; knowing that they will not last forever.

Getting A True Reflection Of Cherry Blossom In Your Tattoo
While it is true that there are many different varieties of cherry blossom, many people do not appreciate just how different looking they can be. In fact, the most common cherry tree in Japan is Somei Yoshino which has largely white blossom with only the faintest hint of pink on the petals.
Other popular choices do have very much more pink in their blossom and it is these that you will more commonly see as tattoos. But still, this is something you will have to think about when getting your tattoo. You should do some research, find pictures of tattoos other people have had and decide which you prefer. It might depend on your skin tone; those with pale skin will definitely want a more pink design whereas tanned or olive skinned people should think about paler pink or white flowers in their designs.

You should also think about how much of the branch to integrate into the overall tattoo design. Realism would dictate that you have a fair bit of branch with flowers clumped together along it but it will probably come down to both personal taste and where you intend the tattoo to be.



Getting Your Tattoo Done
If you have decided upon a tattoo incorporating cherry blossoms you should be very selective over whom you get to apply the design to your skin. Japanese art is very intricate as is the cherry tree itself so you need somebody who has experience in this type of tattoo. Make sure you talk over with them exactly what you want and don't be afraid to ask for amendments to their initial drawings so that the finished article is something you are happy to live with for the rest of your life.

So there you have it, I hope this overview of the meaning and symbolism of the cherry tree blossom has been useful in making up your mind about that tattoo you've been after.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

Koi TATTOOS

The popularity of Koi tattoos is growing every day. So what makes these brightly colored fish so popular? Many just like their ornamental beauty and bold colors, while others choose a koi because of the symbolism that it represents. So what does this magnificent fish represent?

koi tattoo acrylic

Photo by ddmatt31 (cc)

Koi originated in China and they were introduced into Japan in the 1800’s. According to Chinese legend, it is believed that if a koi succeeded in climbing the Yellow River falls to “Dragon’s Gate” then it would be transformed into a dragon. This symbolizes worldly aspiration and advancement. In Japan, they are considered a manly symbol and according to legend, if a koi climbs the waterfall bravely, and if they are caught, they will lay on the cutting board completely still facing their death bravely just as a samurai would. Based on that legend, the Japanese associate koi with perseverance and strength.



Koi fish are very powerful and energetic and they can swim against the current to reach food or spawning ground. This fact also has to bear on whether people have their koi tattoo swimming up or down. It is said that if the fish is swimming upstream then you have overcome a hardship during trying times. If it is swimming down, then you are struggling with a hardship. However, others translate this to mean that a koi tattoo swimming upstream represents a very independent person that has very little concern for what others think. You would rather be your own person and face the challenge of swimming against a hard current than to conform to the rules of society. This is an act of power and you cannot be deterred by anything.

Koi symbolism is also associated with:

Good luck

Wealth

Bravery

Independence

Masculinity

Power and perseverance

There are many varieties of koi and they vary in color and design. Many people believe that the color of the koi tattoo should be in harmony with you and your surroundings. Some of the more popular breeds and their colors are listed below:

Asagi – Light blue top surface with red underside

Bekko – Red, white or yellow with black markings

Butterfly Koi – These come in many colors but are known for their long fins and slender bodies

Goshiki – Black background with white, red, brown and light blue markings

Hikari Moyomono – Two colored fish with one of the colors being metallic

Kin Gin Rin – Reflective scales make these fish shiny metallic colored

Kohaku – White with red markings

Koromo – Ordered scales with blue edges

Ogon – Single colored

Showa – Black with red and white

Taisho Sanshoku or Sanke – White, red and black

Tancho – White with a red spot on its head

Utsurimono – Black and red or white or yellow

In addition to their symbolic meanings, these tattoos are some of the most beautiful works of art that you can have on your body. Many people add water, a waterfall or flowers to their design. Another popular alternative is to have two or more koi swimming together. The possibilities are endless, and no matter what the reasoning or symbolism is behind your koi tattoo, this is one design that you will truly love forever.




Monday, September 4, 2017

Experience the Ancient World With a TRIBAL TATTOO

English: A tribal tattoo design by Skyler Reep.
A tribal tattoo design by Skyler Reep.
(Photo credit: 
Wikipedia)
Though it has become very popular in Western Cultures in the past few years, native people groups around the world have used the tribal tattoo for various purposes for thousands of years.

A brief history of these uses will give people who may want a tribal tattoo a better idea of exactly what they want in a tattoo. More than just designs, these tribal symbols are often fraught with meaning and can signify many different aspects of human life.

While there are many different cultures that provide the basis for tribal tattoos, we will look at just a few of them here in order to develop a basic understanding of the most popular types.

The first style is found in ancient Egypt. Tattoos of hieroglyphics have become increasingly popular as people are choosing to tattoo themselves with symbols that may be very meaningful to them, but that they want to remain rather cryptic to others.

In addition to hieroglyphs, the ancient Egyptians used tattoos to depict religious scenes. Creatures that were half animal and half human represented the Egyptian gods and their beliefs about the afterlife.

Another form of tribal tattooing is found in Asia. A henna tattoo was used in many Hindu cultures to decorate a bride's body for her husband. This practice has become increasingly popular in recent years throughout Western cultures.

While not necessarily used as a wedding adornment, henna tattoos have found a place in gothic subculture as a means of decorating the body.

These tribal patterns are considered works of art by themselves and each one is to be a unique creation of the tattoo artist's abilities and vision.

Native Americans tribal designs have also found popularity in recent years. They are often abstract creations that denote an emotion. Power, peace, wisdom and authority are subtly portrayed in these tattoos.

Men typically get these designs wrapped around their upper arm, or they may have them wrap from their back, over their shoulder and down onto their arm.

Women will typically have these Native American body art designs placed in the small of their back, or on a shoulder.



Regardless, of the location or the origin, the popularity of tribal tattoo designs shows that people are open to listening and learning from the wisdom and traditions of other cultures.

Often, people who choose to get a tribal body art are trying to express an emotion or a message that they are unable to do with words or a common image. The tribal tattoo design sets apart the message as being something special, unique and important.




Monday, August 28, 2017

The Meanings Of FLOWER TATTOOS

These days, more and more women are getting tattoos.  As more women decide to get tattoos, flower designs continue to rise in popularity.  The best thing about flower tattoos is the fact that there are many different colors and types of flowers – providing many different meanings as well.  The flowers can mean a few different things, although specific types of flowers such as the rose and the Lilly may have a more specific meaning.

In general, flower tattoos have a connection with nature, bringing up thoughts and images of life and vitality. Anytime we look at a flower, we see the duration of life, simply flowers connect with us in the sense that we both grow.  Flowers emerge from the earth and continue to grow on a daily basis.  Then, the flowers bloom, knowing that they will later dry up and start to wilt away.

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Flower Tattoo - Photo by Shannon Archuleta 

Having a tattoo with a flower brings back the entire process known as life.  Keep in mind however, that different colors and flowers on tattoos will symbolize other things as well.  White flower tattoos symbolize purity, while red flower tattoos can symbolize a burning passion.  There are many colors and designs available, giving plenty of meaning to those desiring flower tattoos.

Roses are the most common flower design for tattoos, symbolizing love.  During the turn of the 16th century, roses were tattooed on those who were sentenced to death.  If they were to escape from the gallows, the rose tattoo would serve as a symbol to easily recognize them.  These days, roses symbolize both love and passion.  Roses have long been known as a romantic flower, popular for special occasions with the ones we love.  

In the western regions, rose tattoos are a symbol of love and purity.  In the Eastern regions however, love and purity are symbolized by a lotus flower.  Tattoos that feature lotus flowers also bring a little more meaning to the table.  Lotus tattoos are also known to symbolize fortune, peace, beauty, and goodness.  Even though roses are the most popular tattoos in North America, Lotus flower tattoos are more common in other regions.

Other examples include the acacia flower tattoo which is the symbol for love and friendship.  There are some people with Irish heritage who choose to get tattoos with the flower known as the Bells of Ireland.  This flower is well known throughout Ireland, with the tattoo symbolizing good luck.  Irish who have this tattoo are known to be lucky, or have an insane trend with luck.



Those who think of themselves as being the perfect lover may want to get a tulip tattooed on their arm.  Tattoos with tulips represent passionate love and fame for being a great lover.  If you happen to be shy and timid, you may want to go with a violet flower tattoo instead.  Violets are common tattoos for those who are shy and timid, and enjoy taking things slow.  Those wanting to symbolize wisdom and virtue on the other hand, would be well to get an Iris.  Magnolias are also common with flower tattoos, as they symbolize an individual’s love for nature.

Flower tattoos are very common and popular designs these days, giving plenty of meaning behind their beauty.  The flowers can be large or small and as bold as you wish them to be.  No matter which flower you have decided to use with your tattoo, you can ensure that the flower says the meaning you are looking for.


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tongue TATTOOS

Tattoos are a hot commodity these days, becoming more and more popular than they have ever been in the past. There are hundreds and thousands of different designs and styles of tattoos to choose from, giving you the chance to express yourself. Although tattoos are very popular, the new trend that is rapidly taking effect in the world of tattoos is known as tongue tattoos.

Although many aren’t familiar with tongue tattoos yet, they are just now starting to take shape. They resemble other designs and styles, although they cover the muscle known as the tongue. There are tattoos that cover the entire tongue, or just a single area. In most cases, those who already have them, chose to have their tongue tattooed a certain color. Whether it be purple, orange, black, or blue, the tongue can be tattooed a variety of different colors.


The designs that are poplar with tongue tattoos include stars, tribal work, and other shapes and designs that cover a region of the tongue. Stars are popular with the lower area of the tongue, near the tip. There are also designs that can be tattooed farther back on the tongue, near the middle of it. As tongue tattoos become more and more popular, more and more designs are implemented.

As far as the procedure goes, it’s very similar to getting a tattoo on any other part of your body. A tattoo involved needles puncturing the skin, depositing ink into the epidermis. The needles move extremely fast, breaking the skin and leaving the pigments of ink. The tongue, just like the skin, will swallow the pigments once the surface has been punctured by the needle. Once the pigments of ink are absorbed by the tongue, the color will remain there forever.

Those who have had tongue tattoos in the past say that they aren’t very painful. Unlike tattoos on the skin, the tongue is a giant muscle. A tattoo on the tongue is often described as a tickling sensation or the feeling of numbness in your mouth. When the tattoo artist does the tattoo, he will normally use a tool to hold the tongue out. If you’ve ever had a tongue piercing, you’ll know what it looks like. Once the tongue is out, the artist will begin work. The process normally does take very long, as long you hold still and don’t move around.

If a tongue tattoo sounds interesting to you, the first thing to do is find a tattoo artist in your area who is experienced with doing them. Not a lot of tattoo artists are familiar with tongue tattoos, as they are just now beginning to surface. A tongue tattoo is a bit on the creative side – something that you just don’t see in public everyday.


Monday, July 3, 2017

The History Of TATTOOS

Tattoos have a rich history of tradition, dating back thousands and thousands of years.  Throughout the course of time, there has always been an important role of tradition and ritual behind tattoos.  In the past, women in Borneo used tattoos as a way to mark their skills.  Tattoos were also used in the past as a way to ward away illnesses and disease by placing the tattoo around the fingers and on the wrist.  Throughout history, tattoos have also been used to symbolize a clan or society as well.

English: Tattos of Cross on Croatian women in ...
Tattos of Cross on Croatian women in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Wikipedia)

The purpose of tattoos has differed from culture to culture throughout the course of time.  Research has shown that the earliest tattoos come from Egypt during the time of the pyramids, although most believe they started much earlier.  Egyptians at this time were believed to use tattoos as a way to mark the slaves and the peasants.  Around 2,000 BC, tattoos spread to China and then on to Greece, where the Greeks used tattoos as a way to communicate among spies.

Along the way, Japan also incorporated the use of tattoos as well.  The Japanese people used tattoos for religious and ceremonial rites.  During this era, Borneo women were the artists.  They produced the designs that indicated the individuals point in life and the tribe that he was affiliated with.  Tattoos were very popular during these days, although infections were quite common.  Tattoos were a long way from being perfected – which showed in the way they were done.



Tattoos were shown in the western regions as well, although they weren’t well accepted at first. William Dampher, who was once an explorer, was the man who re-introduced tattoos to the western areas.  During the year 1961, he brought a heavily tattooed Prince to the area, showing off his tattoos with exhibitions.  He made quite a bit of money with these attractions, which in turn made tattoos very popular and well desired throughout London and surrounding areas.  Before then, it was nearly 600 years since tattoos had been witnessed in the area.

Chatham Square, which is located in New York City, was the first place to feature American styled tattoos.  During the turn of the century, Chatham Square attracted people from all over the United States, especially those with money.  A man by the name of Samuel O-Reily set up shop in Chatham Square, becoming the first man to use an electric tattoo gun.  In the beginning, the now popular tattoo gun was based on Thomas Edison’s electric pin that used a needle point to puncture paper.

The electric tattoo gun features moving coils, a needle bar and tube, which are common components of today’s guns.  The electric gun was very popular, allowing those who wanted a tattoo to get one at a great price.  These guns helped to revolutionize tattoos and allowed the tattoo artists to give tattoos fairly fast as well.  People took to this new technology in flocks, making it by far the best and most efficient ways to get tattoos.

During the late 1960s, tattoos really began to take off.  They were featured in magazines, television, and talked about everywhere.  These days, tattoos are very common, with nearly ½ of the population in the United States having at least one tattoo.  They are still common with bikers and clans, symbolizing that one is a member.  There are millions of designs out there for tattoos – including different color combinations that have helped to make tattoos the phenomenon they are today.