Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
If you like the foot tattoo in this picture then you might want to run out and get one done right away. But, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind first. Foot tattoos must be cared for in a certain way. Especially as they are healing. Foot tattoos are more likely to become infected then other locations on the body, which is another reason why some tattooist are reluctant to do them. Your new foot tattoo needs to be kept clean, dry and free from any dirt particles. You have to be especially careful to not let anything that will irritate it come into contact with it. This means that shoes or socks are not to be worn, or worn only occasionally if at all possible for at least a couple of weeks after the tattoo has been inked. This will allow your foot tattoo to lose any of the swelling it may have. Plus, you have to remember that if a tattoo is being constantly rubbed then the ink can come out of it until it heals. So, extra precautions and forethought has to be put into it before you even get the ink flowing.
It is usually women who are interested in foot tattoos, but personally, I think they look pretty cool on guys too. That is if they choose the right type of design. I would think the first thing you should do is choose a design that best reflects your own personality and style. But you do want to make sure to take your time so that you don’t make a mistake. One of the most typical mistakes is people getting something that is so trendy that in ten years it looks silly and it gives away your age. Some people may not care about that but I know that others certainly do.
The most common foot tattoos on the top of the foot but some people actually choose to get their foot tattoos put on the bottom of their feet. I am not really sure why as that seems it would be very painful and much harder to heal and of course, very few people are ever going to see it. Not to mention that a tattoo on the bottom of the foot will not have as much color nor near as much detail as one on the top of the foot.
This chest tattoo brings a dark picture together with bright colors and flowers. The color’s used in this chest tattoo are green, blue, orange, pink, gold, white, tan, purple, and black, and all the colors are blended real well. The skulls in this chest tattoo are grey with hints of white around the edges and the teeth. One tooth on each skull is gold. The eye sockets on each skull start off a very light pink on the edges and fades to a black near the outer rim of the sockets. The same goes for the nose of each skull, pink near the back, black near the outer rim. Green vines flow through the nose and eye sockets of each skull. Different colored flowers, ranging from pink to green, and blue to orange, grow on the vines growing from out of the skulls. This chest tattoo is unique and original because it mixes a morbid image like a skull and the beautiful colors of flowers all in one tattoo. This is one chest tattoo that anyone would be interested in, because it mixes so many different styles of art into one piece of artwork. This is a really good tattoo.
This is a great representation of what an average person can do with a chest tattoo. Chest tattoos can be hidden or revealed at will, so you can put just about any design there. And because there is a lot of space to work with, chest tattoos can sport some pretty large designs with a lot of different elements in them. The chest tattoo in the picture is frequently referred to as a chest piece, because it covers from shoulder to shoulder like an armors chest piece. The wearer has combined several different things in his design. On one shoulder is written the word "love", on the other is written the word "hate". In the center of this chest piece is a hand holding cards, generally used to mean luck or chance. I would venture to say that the intended symbolism of this design is to infer that all things in this life are hanging on the whims of fate. And that includes love and hate or peace and war. The again, the bearer of this chest tattoo could have simply chosen the design because it looks really hot and is done in a more traditional type of style. What do you think?
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Snake tattoos are found in all forms of classic tattooing. That’s because since the dawn of man, the snake has had significant religious and symbolic meaning. So, it’s no wonder that the snake tattoo has always been a popular design choice. The concept of the snake as a symbol of wisdom and knowledge goes back a long way. Legends from the most ancient civilizations tell of the snake or serpent bringing about the creation of the planets. Indeed, the myth of Ouroboros which emerged in 1600 years BC in Egypt, features an enormous serpent devouring its own tail, surviving by devouring itself, symbolizing an unending, eternal cycle of renewal. This idea of a cycle without end is an echo of the concept of infinity. And in Greek mythology, the serpent was associated with the goddess of the moon. As a female symbol, it brings knowledge to mankind, while in other cultures it is portrayed as a goddess of mystery, birth and death. In the Americas, there are many myths that tell of snake people living underground, both as guardians of the next world, and of helpers of humans still living in on this earthly realm. Many of these myths are grounded in the observations that many snakes hibernate underground and seem to be renewed by shedding their skins on a regular basis. Thus, like the frog, a snake tattoo can be symbol of regeneration and rebirth. Of course, it can also be seen as a symbol of death and danger. It all depends on the bearer’s perspective of what the snake tattoo means to him or her.
In this picture we are looking at two versions of the same snake tattoo at two different times of it being put on this persons leg. It is impossible to tell what kind of snake it is meant to be but certainly the fangs tell us that it is meant to be a poisonous snake. Meaning deadly. It is no accident that snake tattoos are so popular. As one of the oldest symbols in existence, drawings of snakes have been found long before any form of the written word appeared. In many cultures snakes represented life and death and also many times represented the Underworld.
The snake tattoos as symbols of wisdom and knowledge go back a long way. Legends from the most ancient civilizations tell of the snake or serpent bringing about the creation of the planets. Indeed, a myth from ancient Egypt suggests that there was an enormous serpent devouring its own tail and literally surviving by devouring itself, symbolizing an eternal cycle of renewal. This idea of a cycle without end is the concept of eternal life and infinity which brings us right back to the old yin yang thing once again. Needless to say snake tattoos can say an awful lot if you need them to.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Tattoo Convention A Must For Ink Lovers
Tattoos have now become a symbol of personal faith, the statement is also a sign of style and affiliates. Some do it solely for the purposes of fashion. Whatever their reasons, tattoos are here to stay. Not only celebrities who have made a popular tattoo. Style icons have been advertised with their sport tattoos, music diva has promoted its use and the media has been projected as the most fashionable thing to do for this generation.
The use of the collective image of artists from around the world who has a tattoo experiment with bright colors and designs each emphasizing the freedom of each individual. This is not surprising that tattoos have gained so much in terms of status in the modern world.
A tattoo convention aims to bring all the tattoo lovers from around the world under one roof. Various tattoo convention held around the world and each tattoo-loving countries in the world in hosting the tattoo convention that brings proud creator of the world to exchange notes and admire the greatness of each other.
As a business convention, tattoo convention are also a place to interact, learn and share. Tattoo convention overall atmosphere is that of a reunion of like-minded individuals who appreciate this art. In fact, the atmosphere was so charged, but the fun that you can not help but get excited myself. A council of the most visually stunning works of art, created with imagination and professional expertise, right under your skin.
If you want to be part of the magical world of visual and met with some of the most brilliant artists from around the world, behind the most confusing design. Going to a convention near you is a must! By Nelly C
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As far as grim reaper tattoos go this is a pretty damn good one. It is very imaginative and very creepy. Simple but very much to the point and it gets the point across, in my humble opinion, in a very big way. I do not know what this style of art is called but I like it very, very much. It takes but one look at this piece of art to get an impression from it and that is something I can appreciate a great deal. Should I ever decide to get one of these grim reaper tattoos, this one, or one very much like it, will be very high up on the list of what I choose from. I would not be surprised if I chose this one exactly as it is.
I’m glad I got to see this version of the grim reaper tattoos. The grim reaper here in this drawing makes me think he is just sitting there for a moment waiting for his next victim. And then he will swoop off to the left, the right, the up or the down and go and collect the next soul due to him. And of course, moments later he will be back for another. Because we all know that this is a process that never ends.
The grim reaper tattoo has been seen in the past as a moniker of evil. The grim reaper has often been associated with the dark forces of the devil, though this has historically not been the case. The grim reaper tattoo is simply a physical representation of death. It is neither good nor evil, it is what it is. The grim reaper is charged with taking the recently dead to the next life. Whether that is heaven, hell or purgatory depends on how the person has lived his life. So actually, the grim reaper is an agent of life as well as death. He has no control over who goes when and where they go when they die. He is merely an agent of the larger forces of the universe. Bearers of the grim reaper tattoo are usually making a statement with their design choice. The grim reaper tattoo states that the wearer is not afraid of death. The bearer of the tattoo in the picture has illustrated this symbolic representation even further by adding in the phrase, "Death Can Wait". He is making the statement that he is going to live life to the fullest and is not going to be bound by the fear of death.
One of the most requested designs of all times, and one that continues to be popular both among men and women is the rose tattoo. And while most people favor the rose tattoo for it’s grace and beauty there is a significant symbolic meaning behind those pretty petals. It’s a symbol of passion, chastity, and purity. The gift of a single red rose expresses romantic love while a thornless rose declares "love at first sight". Yellow roses are for joy, white for reverence, and light pink for sympathy and admiration. In medieval times, the white rose was the symbol of virginity. Countless tales and legends name the rose as a source of love and delight. According to the ancient Persians, the nightingale loved the white rose so much that the bird embraced it, piercing its heart and turning the rose red. And the rose’s beauty, variety, and exquisite scent have inspired lovers, saints and artists since humans first encountered it. Poems have been written of it and it has appeared in numerous forms of art. So, it’s only natural that mankind would immortalize this most sacred of flowers by tattooing it. Whether it’s your first tattoo or one of many, the rose tattoo can compliment any array of tattoo work.
The rose tattoo has enjoyed a varied and interesting history, much as the rose itself has. Early Christians associated the rose with their Roman enemies, hence it became a mark of scorn, but eventually it came to symbolize the survival of persecution. Later yet, won over by its fabulous beauty, Christians adopted the rose as a symbol of the miraculous. At least a dozen saints have their names linked with roses, like Saint Therese of Lisieux, also known as Saint Therese of the Roses. The Virgin Mary herself is called "The Mystical Rose". The first rosary is said to have consisted of roses, then later rose carved beads. Other religions have also embraced this flower and the rose tattoo in general. Ancient Hindu writings speak of the goddess Lakshmi being born of 108 large rose petals, and 1,108 smaller ones. In 15th century England, during the bloody War of the Roses, the red rose stood for the House of Lancaster, while the white rose represented the House of York. For the Romans and the Greeks, roses represented beauty and love. The story goes that Cleopatra had her palace strewn with rose petals to receive her lover, Mark Anthony. So, if your thinking about getting a rose tattoo then you would be in great company among the historical figures who have also loved the rose both as a flower and as a symbol.
We all know that tattoo drawings can be of almost anything at all. This one however is a drawing of some sort of winged dragon or demon that come with a knife or short sword. Perhaps meaning that it is a dragon with a sting. In many cultures dragon are a power of strength and can represent a God like creature so maybe this drawing is meant to be of one of those creatures and that the sword is to show that it wields a great power with it. We know, from the holes in this creatures wings that it is not one that would be afraid of fighting, but rather one who would welcome it. And perhaps that is the message here. Like saying, if you mess with me, you’re going to know you’ve been in a wild fight, win or lose.
It’s hard to find tattoo drawings this good and I like tattoo drawings like this one. It shows both imagination and creativity and for me those are the most important elements in any form of artwork, most especially tattoos. With the right shading and coloring this could really be one hell of a nice tattoo that I believe would be appreciate by many for a very long time.
I like looking at the many tattoo drawings an artist may have around, when I am trying to figure out my next tattoo but sometimes they are confusing because they are not always a final view of exactly what the tattoo will be. And I am one of those people who needs to see a very close representation of what the final tattoo will look like before I get it. I’m just picky that way. Maybe everyone out there is probably not that way when looking at tattoo drawings. And I am not saying you need to be crazy about this, just be careful out there folks.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
There is a difference between the tattoo above and the one below. The Candy Land tattoo portrays more of a fun innocence. I like them both, however, the Life tattoo is more powerful.
An incredibly smooth area that few people are going to see unless you let them? A great place for whatever tattoo you desire. The buttocks has a lot of skin is clearly visible, with few bumps that could mess up your design. If you have a specific design that you want more than anything and you are not sure if it will look good anywhere else, the buttocks is the way to go. This area is prone to sagging though, so if you needed an excuse to go to the gym, there you go.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
The fairy tattoo is a representation of a female nymph like creature that has magical powers and originates all the way from Celtic mythology. These fanciful creatures are usually represented as little female creatures of a youthful appearance. Thus, they are very close in nature to woodland nymphs or sprites. These creatures are usually represented in mythology as entities who can grant a person’s wishes, but in extreme cases can also be very spiteful and cause harm to those who cross them. Some cultures view fairies as a sort of angel who has been bound to the earth realms. When the great war between the angels and God started, the supreme being closed off the gates of Heaven. Those angels who sided with God remained angels. Those who had joined Satan’s army became demons. And all the rest who remained neutral became fairies. And since they were former angels, they retained some of their magical properties and remain on earth to aid mankind. But, there is another representation of the fairy. In Ireland, for instance, fairies are considered to be the cousins of mankind. Thus, they are neither good nor evil, but do what is best for themselves. What is your interpretation of the fairy tattoo?
A lot of women get fairy tattoos that incorporate any number of design elements into them. They usually depict the fairies in woodland settings, among flowers or sitting on lily pads. Now, why would you get a fairy tattoo that looks like every other fairy tattoo? I think that is rather dull and is really against the grain of what a tattoo is supposed to be. I mean come on, if you want a beautiful design then get a fairy tattoo that is unique and expresses your individuality. And that’s the reason that I particularly enjoy this design. Sure, it contains a few common fairy elements in it, like the stars and the fact that this fairy is flying. But, it is also very unique. For one, the fairy is flying more like a super hero then a fairy. Two, this fairy has sort of a dark countenance about her. She doesn’t look cute or happy. No, she looks more like she is serious and dark. She’s the type of fairy who would use her magical powers to smite any human dumb enough to get in her way. Another thing that I like about this design is the coloring. It’s a big departure from the pale blues and pinks that are usually seen in fairy tattoos.
Butterfly tattoos almost always denote the feminine touch and are very popular among young women and girls. And rightfully so as its fragile elegance and brightly colored mantle instinctively reminds us of the female side of our nature. But, butterfly tattoos are not just superficial adornments because they are also ripe with symbolic meaning. The butterfly is seen as a transformational creature. As a matter of fact, In Greek mythology, Psyche was represented in art with butterfly wings. The creature starts out as a caterpillar emerging from it’s cocoon and eventually evolves into a mystical and magical creature of the air. This was a metaphor for the Greeks of the evolution of the human soul. Bursting forth from our mother’s womb, moving through adulthood and old age and emerging reborn through our deaths. To the Greeks, a human soul emerged each time a butterfly emerged from its cocoon. Souls were carried by the butterfly from earth to heaven, or in some cases were believed to be the souls themselves returning to earth to once again be reborn. Thus, it can easily be seen how the butterfly tattoo is not only a symbol of beauty and femininity but also one that is representative of our innate spirituality.
This is an excellent example of a butterfly tattoo. The design almost has a tribal motif to it and yet is wonderfully shaded in blue. Butterfly tattoos have become very popular these days and they are often the most requested of tattoo designs especially among young women. Butterfly tattoo designs of course are popular among many women just because they look so damn good. And, of course butterfly tattoos have a deep symbolic meaning behind their delicate natures. We all know that a butterfly begins it’s life as a caterpillar and goes through a major metamorphosis as it goes on it’s journey to become a butterfly. It makes itself it’s own cocoon and then emerges a little while later as an amazing butterfly. This transformation made many cultures believe it had magical powers. And the transformation of this lovely insect into a winged creature made many cultures invent symbolism about this insect that compared it to the spiritual qualities of human life. In Greek mythology, the butterfly is often a representation of the mind or subconscious. Now, that you know the symbolism behind the butterfly tattoo, does it inspire you to get your own?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Japanese back tattoos are way more subtle than this. They are supposed to be shown only to your girlfriend or boyfriend, or occasionally to the local Yakuza mob. Yep you are reading right, this is what subtlety is in Japan, I have heard that they are still working on it. Nobody gets it right in the first place you know?
When it comes to cool ideas of tattooing you crapper 't obtain the cooler such that the Japanese. Japanese tattooings crapper be titled irezumi or more correctly the horimono and ofttimes are very black and strongly detailed. Obtaining good pretty such guarantees congratulations of the grouping due to their exotic origin and great design.
Hawaiian Arm Tattoo and Arm Band Tattoos.
One of the largest and most developing trends in design hawaii arm tattoo or leg band tattoos. As this trend is happening many people think for themselves, well of course. At least that's what I said to myself at first. You can not drive more than 10 minutes on the freeway in Southern California where I was from and did not see the big SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade and not see the sticker Hawaii. This with flowers designs, or turtles, dolphins. Ya see it started with stickers and then the car seat covers with hibiscus flowers everywhere and just grew from there.
This trend of Hawaiian design that is suitable then meet with the tribal arm tattoo movement. Tribal tattoo has become the hottest thing in the tattoo world since sliced bread or the old school WWII era Hula dancer. You see these influences have been around us for a long time my grandpa even has one of them still Hula Girls tattoos. Indeed it is a little saggy and faded now, but he still has one in his arm fixed.
So the whole tribal arm tattoo and the growth rates for Hawaiian designs have combined to make a hot and growing market for Hawaiian tattoos. This is truly a thing to come up and not big and it has not. But many tattoo artists to see the trend and jumped on it already.
Of course there is much controversy about this also like anything. If you look on the internet there is controversy about getting Kanji and Japanese Tattoos also. Every time you try and take the design of a culture and do not accurately describe it creates a sense of bastardization or what I call the "Disney Effect" of culture. I mean how would you feel if you were in China and someone said, oh, you should try this hot new restaurant serving food out of this truly American. They have fried chicken and apple pie is the best. "Well, at first you will be happy right? Course it would be fun for a good home cooked meal if you have been out of the U.S. for a long time. But once you get there you see the place has really tacky and awful reproductions of 50's art and all the food tastes kind of strange. It would probably bee kind of close or resemble what you think about but it will lose something or some key elements. I'm sure it will make you feel a little sad and like your culture is not fully understood.
Well, I can not speak for you and you might feel differently but I'm pretty sad when after staying in Japan for 3 months I was invited to a classic hamburger in the 1950s together. When we got there it was Elvis with a funny accent playing on the jukebox and when my hamburger came it fried egg on top of it with teriyaki sauce. WOW what a surprise for me. I felt a bit strange being in a place that has tried to create something of my own culture.
Thus, the same controversy in the world of bread in the arm tattoo. Every time you get a arm tattoo design from another culture just make sure you go to a professional. Your friends do not have to track some Kanji in a book for tattoos and do not go and rip some design of the Internet because it states that it is Hawaii. Go to a real custom tattoo designer and ask them to do research and come up with some designs. After all this will be in your body for the rest of your life and since Hawaiian arm tattoo band tattoos and leg tattoos are great it would be a significant investment in pain, time and money to get things done. So, you should consult with a professional and get top notch job. By Chris Ryerson
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Monday, March 22, 2010
FOOT TATTOO DESIGNS
Large number of individuals thinks that foot is not a good place to get a tattoo, however the fact is that you can get some really amazing and coolest tattoos on your feet. A tiny flower tattoo that comes out of your shoe appears quite attractive and cute.
When it comes to foot designs there are stunning designs, which can be exercised as tattoos on foot. The foot tattoos are getting popular by each passing day. The best part is that the designs that are used for the foot tattoos are small, simple and not so complex. Also, the money and time needed to get foot tattoos is very less. Simple say the kind of tattoo you want to have on your foot, sexy, cute, feminine, ample of foot tattoo designs are accessible, with array of colors and designs.
Foot tattoo designs
Angel tattoos are the most common type of foot tattoos. The angels are famous are the protectors, especially if you are spiritual, this tattoo is the best tattoo to wear for reflecting your personality. While getting angel foot tattoo always take into account the actuality that the foot area is small, thus it is feasible to get just one or two angels. More than this may not look good and clear.
Also, you can try out to cherubs and cartoons. As well, flower tattoo, guardian angel tattoo, fair tattoo are some other foot tattoo designs that look really good.
Foot tattoo is the best way to enhance the look of your foot and make it look more sexy and appealing.
Foot tattoo designs
There is perhaps no tattoo more iconic then the Jesus tattoo. It’s depicts the face recognizable by people all over the world. And not just among Christians either. I think you would be hard pressed to find a person of any religion who doesn’t recognize the figure in a Jesus tattoo. He is often depicted with a faint glow over his body, alluding to his divinity and is sometimes displayed with a halo over his head. Other depictions take a different route and focus more on his crucifixion. These are the ones where Jesus is shown nailed to the cross or wearing a crown of thorns. A great example of a crucifixion. Jesus tattoo is in the picture. Though it’s only a bust shot you can clearly see that it depicts the final moments before he was tacked up to the cross. He is wearing the infamous crown of thorns and there are trickles of blood running down his face. His countenance is reflective and his gaze is lifted towards the heavens asking hs heavenly father for strength and guidance. It’s a beautiful piece of work that can be revered by members of the faith and admired for it’s elegance by everyone.
Saturday, March 20, 2010