The rise in popularity of the ancient art of applying a tattoo has been simply inspiring! Whilst these icons have always been acceptably worn by cultures to signify rank, feats of strength or membership of a clan, they were shunned for many years by modern mainstream society. Now it seems more and more people are proudly displaying their own unique tattoo – whether it is a tiny angelfish or a huge Tribal tattoo masterpiece!With such a vast choice of new tattoos, it can be a little daunting when it comes to selecting one that is just right for you. Everyone has their own tattoo ideas, and each one sends a message – from subtle to overt – and it is extremely important to ensure your new tattoo looks awesome AND sends the message you want it to send!To help you decide which tattoo is right for you, this article will discuss briefly five of the most common categories of tattoo. You may not find your perfect tattoo within these genres, but at least it may give you some ideas of where to start, and also some of the messages that these tattoos send.1. Cross Tattoo Designs – this is a very common genre. Although not necessarily worn to denote religion, it is very hard not to infer a Christian religious message in these images. There are seemingly limitless variations of cross designs available, and they are often blended or super-imposed onto other existing tattoos. Most commonly worn on the shoulder or wrist.2. Star Tattoo Designs – unless made to look specifically like the ‘Star of David’ or a pentacle, these tattoo designs are nearly always decorative in nature and enhance the look of the wearer. Like crosses, they are often just one part of a larger tattoo, and are often worn on the back or chest.3. Chinese Tattoo Designs – these tattoos encompass a wide variety of features, but commonly include lions, dragons and Chinese lettering. These unique tattoos are often larger in size (although they can also be small) and sometimes represent a specific element of Chinese myth. Pay specific attention to any Chinese symbols you decide to get inked – remember, they can mean different things to different people! These tattoos can be worn anywhere on the body, but the larger ones often cover the chest or back area.4. Celtic Tattoo Designs – Said with a hard ‘c’ (as in ‘Keltic’), these intricate and beautiful tattoos are really the murals of body art. They seem to flow easily within themselves, with the eye drawn to common elements such as knots, crosses and the number ‘3’. Applying these tattoos properly requires a highly skilled artist and a reasonable amount of time – make sure you see examples of their work before taking the plunge! These tattoos are often worn on the next or upper arms.5. Tribal Tattoos – this is the serious end of the tattoo market! Nothing sends a message more powerfully than a large tribal tattoo. These tattoos have been in use for thousands of years, and are still commonly applied by cultures around the world (including American Indians, Polynesians and Ma’ori). These tattoos have significance in that they denote membership of a clan, rank, and sometimes victory in battle. They can be described as the ancient equivalent of our modern military insignia and medals of valor. These tattoos can cover large areas of the body – take care when deciding to get one, as they send an obvious message to both friend & foe!This, of course, is just a few tattoo ideas, but hopefully it will get you started! Remember to search out tattoo designs from as many sources as possible, and then choose that perfect, unique tattoo that is unique to you!
A lot of people gaze at tattoos as a way to show off, become rugged, or just make a statement. Many of them are trying to express their feelings, lifestyle, or past. Over the years, tattoos have evolved into many unique designs, and they continue to grow and to satisfy the person getting the tattoo. Before getting a tattoo always do your homework to find the tattoo that you want. If you like long thick symmetrical designs, tribal tattoos are perfect for you.Tribal tattoo designs are very detailed and can look very good on anyone, which makes it a great tattoo to have. Thousands of years ago, these tattoos were used by members of antediluvian tribes for identifying the members of their clan. Some of the tribes believed that tribal tattoos had religious or spiritual connotations. If you have an inclination towards notions such as life and death, you might find many such tattoo designs in the tribal tattoo art. Well, if you have a dark side, or you are obsessed with the notion of death, you will certainly like tribal skull tattoos. These tattoos are very appealing. If you are spell-bound by tribal skull tattoos, it’s time to find out more about tribal skull tattoo symbolization.Tribal Skull Tattoos: SymbolismWhen planning on getting a tribal skull tattoo design, you should first understand what it symbolizes. The meaning of the tattoo must be in conformity with your way of thinking or your emotions. Normally skull tattoos mean death or relate to the dead. But there can be other meanings as well. The conception of death is very complicated in itself. It can be related to the spirituality world also. It can mean the transformation from life to the after world.It can also be used to teach individuals not to be afraid of death since it comes naturally. Death is not the only meaning. Tribal skull designs can also be associated with dangerous activities, the thrill for adventure, etc. It can also be inked as a way to show others your wild and crazy side. Many men use it as a sign of masculinity or to scare others. One way that women show that they too can be fearless is to get a tattoo of a skull.Tribal Skull Tattoo DesignsAs is the case with any tattoo, the tribal skull tattoo designs depend upon your imagination and creativity. The thick line of tribal tattoos helps greatly in producing the style of the tribal skull design. You can get this tattoo anywhere. But the most outstanding place is on a person’s arm, shoulder, and their back. The skull and crossbones tattoo is one of the common skull tattoo designs. You can also tell the tattoo artist to make an evil skull drawing with a banner on the skull that carries your name. There are literally endless possibilities of skull designs to make.You can also include other design elements such as flames. Flames can be drawn around the skull. Many tribal skulls are just plain black and white but if you add color to yours that makes it more personal. Thick, dark-colored strokes around the skull look great. Most women make a skull tattoo more feminine by adding color even flowers, especially roses. If you want a scary or evil-looking skull tattoo, you could add horns to the skull or show a snake rolled around the skull. If you want something detailed, you could get the grim reaper skeleton skull tattoo. Another interesting suggestion would be to get merely a part of skull tattooed and display flames all around it. You can also make two swords underneath the skull. A lot can be done to make the skull look scary. You can darken the eye sockets. You can also use skull design as a piece of a larger tattoo.
Tattoos have become a fashion statement and it seems like everyone is sporting one or more tattoos. But getting heavily inked may not be everyone’s cup of tea. Many people are put off with the perceived pain involved. Others are apprehensive about the permanence of tattoos.Popularity of the Art FormAll this has changed with the popularity of airbrush tattoos. When done well, these tattoos look as good as the permanent ones and nobody can really tell without very close examination whether airbrush tattoos are real or fake. Now everybody who wants to can sport a tattoo.The best part about airbrush tattoos are that they can be easily removed. So a lot of people get them done as a testing method before getting permanently inked. Airbrush tattoos have made a grand entry as a party pleaser, at private and public events and even on occasions and fun fairs.The simplicity of airbrush tattoosInstead of spending hours and a lot of money at a tattoo parlor, a person can simply get the short term version, only costing a few dollars. If uncomfortable with the results or the feeling of sporting a tattoo, it can simply be removed with some rubbing alcohol or baby oil.People go to parties to have fun, socialize, eat and drink and fun. Having an airbrush tattoo artist at a party is a sure crowd pleaser. A partygoer will be tempted to try them and they are a great ice-breaker as well. A youngster will love to try out something new, something very much in fashion without having to face parental disapproval. An older person may want to experiment how it feels like to have a tattoo. Even seniors may love the feeling of getting an airbrush tattoo to be ‘in’.Enliven the party with airbrush tattoo artistsIf you want to have a fun party, call some tattoo artists to work the crowd. They don’t need a lot of space and they carry their own tools of trade, which are quite compact. People of all ages, men and women, will have fun selecting the design, colors and size of the tattoos that they want to sport.Getting airbrush tattoos at a party can be a way of letting your hair down, experimenting and also getting attention. These tattoos may be small or cover large parts of the skin and they may be single colored to use a range of colors. Typically, they can last for a few days, are waterproof and take only a few seconds to be painted on.The way an airbrush tattoo is appliedThe airbrush tattoo artist first cleans the skin where the tattoo has to be applied, removing oils and dirt from it. Then he places the stencil and with the special airbrush spray pen, fills in the tattoo area. For more than one color, the process has to be repeated, the stencil must be carefully removed. Any over spray needs to be cleaned with alcohol swabs. Dust with setting powder or talcum powder to set the tattoo.Simple single color designs can usually be done in a minute or so. Varied colors or large designs will take longer. However, this is nowhere near the time taken for permanent inked tattoos, which you cannot even imagine getting done at a party or event.The tattoo artist can help make your party a success. People will talk about the tattoos they got at your party for a long time and their friends and colleagues will comment on the tattoos, too. This will add to the fun factor of your party.