Monday, May 31, 2010
You have decided that you want a tribal wing tattoos but you aren't necessarily sure how to start your research. This type of tattoo has become quite popular with tribal tattoo lovers. But before you head down to your local tattoo parlour and drop your hard earned money, you may want to do some research first. The truth is this research can mean the difference between a great tattoo that you're happy with or a disappointing tattoo. Would you like to know more?
My biggest concern is that I don't want you to do what everyone else does and that is start your research for artwork by using Google images. Google images isn't a bad place for ideas, but because everyone uses this method you run the risk of duplicating someone else's tattoo. And I am sure that isn't what you want.
The best piece of advice I can give you is to invest in a paid tattoo site. A paid tattoo site gives use so many resources before you get your tattoo. You will gain access to artists that specialize in tribal tattoo artwork. You can work with one of these artists to come up with something unique for your new ink. You also gain access to a huge community of tattoo enthusiasts that will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have. These paid tattoo sites also have reviews of local tattoo parlors so you can find the right parlor for your new tribal tattoo.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
One of the most widely used tattoo concepts is the shoulder tribal tattoo. The reason for this is because they impress a bolder attitude, and people are likely to be drawn towards the tattoo designs. This outstanding tribal tattoo can make anyone look tough or delicate depending on the design used. Since the design of the shoulder tribal tattoos signals a particular statement, stand or point of view of a person, it is important that the designs should match the character of the person well. It becomes a very important feat, then, to look for designs that would come across in different ways to different people.
Below are some of the ideas for shoulder tribal tattoo designs that are sure to help you express your personal views:
Flowers are the most popular tattoo designs for women who want the designs to appear subtle. Flowers make a good idea for these tribal tattoo designs, as they give a lighter aura compared to other designs. One can just incorporate tribal designs along with a flower, so it doesn't come across as hard or tough. But if hard and tough are the images you'd want to portray, you can just ask your tattoo artist to make the edges sharper.
Butterflies are colorful and add a bit of playfulness to a tattoo. When used along with a tribal design, butterflies make the tribal designs look softer and more feminine. It is an ideal design to use for women who want to appear chic and cool even when sporting a tattoo. Butterflies also make a nice combination to the somewhat dull and colorless tribal designs, so they are sure to be appreciated by anybody.
Dragons, sea monsters, mythical lions, and unicorns are just some of the mystical creatures that are good as center subjects of shoulder tribal tattoo designs. They are ideal for men and women alike, as they can be designed playfully or sketched rather roughly. Dragons are the most popular among the line of mystical creatures because they give off a powerful aura and feel. Aside from that, they are really mystical and can be associated with various ancient legends and myths. This is the same with unicorns, which are also rare and twice as mystical.
Tribal attraction bands
These designs come in different styles. The good thing about this is that you can instruct your tattoo artist on how you want these bands to portray your ideas. You can wear them proudly while controlling the amount of impression that they create.
Rose Tattoos The beauty of a rose cannot be described enough with man made words, so at least its beauty, though not completely, can be captured within the realm of a tattoo. This flower is perhaps, the most beautiful and royal among all the flowers, and rightfully so, what with those soft hues and gracefully and royally scattered petals.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tattooing is a form of self-expression. In this era, women have their say on just about anything and they have the freedom to do what they like. Unlike before when tattoos on women were looked down upon by society, it is now something women can be proud of. Tattoos mean strength, power, beauty and sensuality. And these are the things that women want.
Women generally favor more colorful, fun, and intricate tattoo designs such as butterflies, fairies, and flower tattoos which is probably the most sellable among women especially the younger ones. These tattoo designs bring out the beauty and sensuality in them. But there are men who also wear flower tattoos and this commonly symbolizes someone close to their hearts and may even be accompanied with a name or initials of that woman.
By Art Nahshon
However, in our generation, we do not always look at the traditional significance of things but by how we personally perceive things. Ask any woman today what comes to her mind when talking of dragonflies. Most of them would have an image of green fields or a garden of flowers, or of happy thoughts. For some, the wings of the dragonfly means ability to fulfill her dreams or to go to places she dreams of going to. It also conjures up images of passion, lightheartedness and being carefree. And dragonfly tattoos can do that and more.
If you really get down to it, it isn't a wonder why dragonfly tattoos are a sell-out for women. The reasons I have mentioned are just the reasons that I know of. Every person has their own opinion of things. Every woman who gets herself inked has her own reason why she did so and why chose such a design. Maybe her reason is quite different from mine.
Maybe the next time you see women sporting dragonfly tattoos, you can ask them why she chose them. Sometimes, the reason for having such tattoos is to make good conversation pieces out of them.
Butterfly tattoos is common choice for females looking to get tattooed the first time. For one, it does not need to be big to be bold and striking. It is beautiful and amazing on its own because of its wonderful hues and interesting details. Moreover, its meanings and symbolism are always parallel to what a woman is undergoing through in her life. Things like change, transformation, rebirth, freedom and new life are some common connotations of butterfly tattoos. The life process that a butterfly went through, that is emerging from an ugly cocoon to come out as this exquisite creature with colorful wings is one trait that a woman always admire about them.
A butterfly tattoo design is also very versatile and flexible as it looks great regardless of which part of the body they are inked. There was a time when tribal butterfly tattoos became really popular on the lower back of women that they end up being regarded as "tramp stamp". Nowadays, its not limited to that area anymore as women are trying to adorn other parts of their body such as the ankle, shoulder blade, arm, rib cage, back and wrist.
The butterfly can also be combined with other symbols to make them even more appealing. Aside from tribal art, it can also be blended with Celtic styles. It can also be mixed with other popular tattoo images such as flowers, stars, vines, fairies and angels. Of course, one is not limited to these symbols alone as there are lots of choices to explore. Just a little creativity and imagination is needed in order to come up with that perfect butterfly tattoo design that one would want to be tattooed on her forever.By Marga Ann Fox
Thursday, May 27, 2010
permanent tattoos, which also called traditional tattoo, originated from thousand years ago and had been extremely popular in centuries. Many people are crazy about it. Honestly, we must admit that after finished, the tattoo will really be attractive. But the processing is full of pain which is the biggest problem putting many people who want to get one off.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Of all the sensual or erotic areas of the female body, there are only two areas which are considered a good prospect for a tattoo. These two areas are the nape of the neck, and the lower back. A lower back image is nothing new, although they have certainly gained in popularity over the last few years. For some individuals, lower back tattoos are cons
idered highly sensual, and therefore it is the first choice in female body art for many women
Tattoos have long been used to express individuality, and to denote affiliation with certain groups. Over the years, the styles may have changed, but the primary function they serve has pretty much stayed the same. Ornamentation, affiliation and self expression are the three primary reasons most people get them.
Just like men, women can have body art on nearly any part of their body. Most women are much less likely to be inked in a bold fashion, opting for tattoos which can be easily concealed by the choice of wardrobe. The lower back is the perfect area for a woman to get a tattoo, and still be able to cover it when she feels the desire to do so. Lower back tattoo designs vary greatly, and can be anything from angel wings to tribal designs.
Lower back tattoo designs for women which are extremely popular consist of fanciful winged creatures like angels, Pegasus, dragonflies, and butterflies. Some women opt for other designs, like flower vines, tribal bands or her first name or even nicknames have been used. The lower back lends itself to be the perfect canvas to display these types of body art images. As an added bonus, many men find lower back body art to be extremely exciting, and are drawn to the artwork while it is on display.
By Bryan Wagoner
Tattoos are the new 'must have' - everyone wants them and you are definitely not cool if you don't have at least one. Trouble is not everyone wants to be obvious about it and so you have to be careful about placement. One way round it is to go for a foot tattoo. Tattoos for women are notoriously difficult to place appropriately bearing in mind the problems associated with skin stretching during pregnancy (and ageing) and the unfortunate social stigma of lower back tattoos leaves little choice. Foot tattoos are generally regarded as being cute, sexy and discreet. There was a reluctance among Tattoo Artists to work on feet because of potential pain and fading problems but modern techniques have alleviated both of these problems.
Foot tattoos are less showy than those in other areas which is important for those who don't want to be too obvious about their body art. Foot tattoos are perfect to show off when you want to, and cover when you need to. They are less common than those on other parts of the body though that is changing as they are particularly popular with career orientated women who seem to prefer them as they don't compromise their professional status but still keep up with the social trends outside the workplace. Another large factor is that a skilfully designed tattoo on the foot looks good with modern shoe designs - especially open toes and strappy sandals. Men do have foot tattoos but not as often as women, mainly because so many areas of the male body are easier to work on.
Design is important when choosing any tattoo as you will be living with it forever, you should be sure that it means something to you and you must consider how you feel about it being on public view! Foot Tattoos are ideal for small or flowing designs and you should always get guidance from the Artist who will be doing it for you. Most designs can be reduced in size if necessary and you can be sure that a good artist will only want to do a tattoo that will look good on you and reflect well on them. If you want a personal design you may have to pay a small deposit to cover the design time but you will end up with something that is unique and special.
Foot Tattoos are generally a little more painful than those on more fleshy areas of the body, for this reason some Artists are still reluctant to do them. There is little flesh over the bones in the foot so any work done on that part of the foot is likely to cause discomfort, especially if you have sensitive feet. Because blood vessels are closer to the surface they can also bleed a little more but a good artist using good equipment will minimise this.
Something to keep in mind while looking for the perfect image is that you don't have to settle for just any design. Selecting the best tattoo design can be difficult so don't rush into a choice, take your time and make sure you that you choose one that you really like and can live with. Here's a few ideas of what to look for to help you out with your decision making. These ideas also give you an idea as to what tattoo art designs look best on females.
Women constantly change their minds on just about everything and what they consider as cute tattoo designs is no exception. One thing you want to make sure to avoid is picking an image simply because it's currently among the popular designs. I am sure you are sitting there thinking that there are way to many tattoo art designs to be able to choose just one, plus you want to have an original tattoo, not one that a lot of others already have, right? Keep these thoughts in mind when searching for the perfect design.
I'm sure that you've seen or heard of new school tattoos, but probably aren't really sure what exactly they are. Well, new school tattoos are a modern version of the old sailor tattoos. Now surely you are reading this saying that doesn't sound very much like a feminine tattoo, but it is. This is because there are many different ways to make them and various places to put them on one's body. Women especially like to put these types of tattoos on their necks and shoulder areas. This new tattoo style includes images like anchors, and swallows. Try checking out this category, I am sure you will be surprised at the unique tattoo designs you'll find.
Another type of tattoo art you might want to consider checking out is called Japanese Kanji. This type of art used to be typically full sleeve art, but now women have found a way to get this beautiful artwork without having to go full sleeve. Just to let you know Japanese Kanji tattoos are normally complex and of a larger nature. The most popular choice for an image of this type is the Koi Fish.
There's a couple types of tattoos that have been around for quite some time, and those are heart tattoo art and floral tattoo art. They started to die out as a popular design, but are coming back. Many women are finding them to be sexy. If you decide to go with one of these types, don't settle for a simple tattoo design of these types because you can be sure that many others will have the same one. If you find an online tattoo design that you like, print it out, but have the artist redraw it and put some personal touches to make it unique and it adds a little bit of your personality to it.
Tribal tattoos have been around forever it seems. I am sure that this type of art design doesn't seem like it would fit a woman, but if done correctly tribal tattoo art can be beautiful and elegant. Many girls think that tribal art looks more masculine than feminine so they normally pass right over it when looking for a design, but this is actually quite false. You can actually get tribal art done now with vibrant colors that add a nice feminine touch to them.Regardless of how tempted you might be to just pick the first image you like, resist it. The best way to help decide which design is truly best for you pick a bunch of them, at least three or four, and bring them to your tattoo artist. Ask him/her to redraw them putting in personal touches and once they are all done pick the one you like best and think will look the best on you. Women tend to want their tattoos to be unique and fit their style, that is why it's so important to find an image that fits your taste. Make sure that when you are looking for a tattoo artist that you pick one that you trust or someone that you know for certain does a good job. Getting a tattoo is not painless, but it doesn't need to be painful either
By Terry Daniels
- Patriotism - American eagles are associated with the United States. That is why eagle tattoos are mostly worn by military servicemen. The eagle is also thought to represent a noble nature. So, eagle tattoos are considered as symbols of loyalty and dedication to the country.
- Power and Strength - Eagle tattoos are popular with the brave and courageous firefighters, police and military personnel as well. This design inspires them to lend their power and strength to serve their countrymen, just as the eagle stands for power rising above the earth. Biker guys also like wearing this design because it can make them look tougher.
- Wisdom, Pride, Freedom and Spiritual protection - Eagles were worshipped in Greece as well as by many cultures during ancient times. They were even used as ensigns by ancient kings of Persia, Babylon, and other empires. Eagles were believed to bear spiritual protection because of their special connection with both men and the gods since they were high flyers and can reach the sky. For the native American culture, eagles represent wisdom.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
First always make sure you know the meaning of the tattoo is that you are getting. Nothing like having a tattoo done especially an Hawaiian one and you do not know the meaning.
Second make sure you have someone do the tattoo that does about the culture of Hawaiian Tribal tattoos. many times you may want to change a part of the design and if you do you could end up offending the culture by even a subtle change.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Traditional designs are using heavy black outlines with minimal color and a lot of black shades. So, they are usually darker in appearance and the color choice is limited to simple colors such as average blue, green, red and yellow. Colors are used in blocks with very few details. Also, they are being styled in such a standard way that everything they portray appears as a two-dimensional shape, without any three-dimensional depth.
Traditional designs usually lack a lot of complicity since they were done years ago with less advanced equipment and the tattoos were made fast at lower prices. Many traditional tattoo designs are portraying military and nautical motives and themes, as navy and army men were the primary tattoo clients. This traditional style preserved its popularity throughout the years, thanks to its historical significance, clearly readable simplicity and traditional American roots.
In order to make real traditional designs, tattoo artists have to work with a set of rules which will make their tattoos really traditional. These rules mostly apply on certain motives and themes and how these could be colored or drawn. For their basis traditional artists are using the work of respected and well known pioneers of this style, such as Sailor Jerry Collins, Don Ed Hardy and Lyle Tuttle. That is why a large number of traditional designs are being taken directly or interpreted from the sheets of tattoo designs prepared for mass replication, widely known as "flash".
Those collectors who would like to get a real and fully "traditional" custom tattoo should be aware of the strict guidelines these tattoo designs imply. It is therefore wise that you choose a tattoo artist that is familiar with these guidelines and can give you the traditional tattoo with a twist of yourself or the artist. If they do not pay heed about this aspect of traditional tattoo designs, a person may end up with a "knock off" or "untrue" traditional tattoo, which will be discerned by all the people knowledgeable in the art of tattooing. Of course, this may not be important to you at all.
One of the newer aspects of traditional tattoo designs is the neo-traditional design, a design that has become more popular in the past few years. The neo-traditional tattoo is made by combining the rules of the traditional tattoos and some modern techniques and tools. This usually results in an original yet advanced tattoo. To give an example, a tattoo performed in a neo-traditional style, may still have simplified shapes and fat black outlines and characteristic for the traditional practice, while also introducing much broader color palette and some unusual, modern theme or motive. The neo-traditional tattoo designs are great for those people that like the traditional designs but would like something more original.By Ben Blackmore
cross tattoo designs are popular ways to display art on the body. They are popular both among men and women. Tattoos were original to Japan and were applied to the face. Over the years there have been numerous changes in tattoos and tattoo designs. This form of body art has dramatically changed and no longer applies to simply getting a cross popular among the Celts many years ago.
There are vast arrays of types of design ranging from Celtic to Christian crosses. They can be small and hidden or elaborate and cover an entire area. Where you decide to put the cross design depends on many factors. If you work in an arena that frowns on body art, you would not opt to have a neck or sleeve tattoo. The colors are bright and amazing to simple black or blue.
Crosses and other religious symbols are very popular designs. They can be a small cross on your ankle to an elaborate design with intricate detail on the back. The choice is unlimited. Many who have lost a loved one choose to design a colorful cross with a name.
Getting hearts, angels and butterflies are popular alternatives to cross designs among women. They can be small, but have a lot of color. Women tend to get art on their ankles, stomach or small of the back.
Men generally opt for their cross to be put on the back, chest or arm. They usually opt for a cross design with symbolic meaning. The creative designs are not limited to either a man or a woman. It is no longer unacceptable for a woman to have a bold design on her arm or a man to have something on his leg. That is part of the beauty with cross tattoos, there is no significant sex or placing that is limited.
The cross design has to be something that you admire. And are proud to wear. When you make the decision to get a cross tattoo, it should be done by someone with previous work to show you. It is permanent and the last thing you want is a design that you are unhappy with; they are made to be displayed and admired.
The majority of cross tattoo designs are created out of remembrance to something or someone special. The tattoo is a beautiful piece of art that symbolizes what you admire. The designs can be a full colored cross or a simple one.By Aaron McLain
It appears that women get tatAe death of a loved one to marriage to childbirth or a new job. This As for women? It seems anything floral, tribal designs across the lower back, fairies, unicorns, butterflies, and sunflowers are the go for female tattoos. Dolphins were the most popular tattoos for women, in around 2003 but every year demand for a particular tattoo design changes.
The Tribal style is characterized from separated designs, formed from lines from silhouette the much marked one, of usual filled up totally of black. Often the designs come carried out in such way to emphasize the natural lines of the body and the musculature. Equally it is diffused l' I use of lines many intricate and with geometric designs repeated that they represent the reinterpretazione of flora and fauna or natural elements, especially fire, air and water. The Tribal tattoos is expression of the spiritualità and the culture of many cultures.
It is very much the same for their tattoo designs. The Maori tribal tattoos have their own unique identity compared to their Polynesian counterparts. Their spirals and curved shapes form a very intricate pattern that very distinctive to the Maori tribes. Legend said that a young warrior learned the art of the Maori tribal tattoos from the lord of the underworld, after winning back the heart of the lord's daughter.
For the Maori tribe, the tattoos are part of special rituals celebrating a particular or special event in one tribesman's life. A tribesman would receive his or her first tattoo as a rite of passage from childhood to adolescent and would be added whenever there are significant events in his or her life that would need to be celebrated. A tribesman that would be awarded with a tattoo would go into fasting before he or she was given a tattoo.
Both men and women of the tribe can be awarded with a tattoo as a show of courage, strength and would be given a specific status in the tribe. The tattoos for men in particular would cover the whole face while the women would only cover the cheeks and the lips, though sometimes the tattoos for women would cover the neck as well.