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ankle foot tattoos
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:05:00 +0000
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Art of Body Tattoo - popular Tattoo of th world
Sun, 04 Mar 2012 12:04:00 +0000
A tattoo is a permanent marking made by inserting ink into the layers of skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding.
Tattooing has been practiced worldwide. The Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan, traditionally wore facial tattoos. Today one can find Berbers of Tamazgha (North Africa) and Maori of New Zealand with facial tattoos. Tattooing was widespread among Polynesian peoples and among certain tribal groups in the Philippines, Borneo, Mentawai Islands, Africa, North America, South America, Mesoamerica, Europe, Japan, Cambodia, New Zealand and Micronesia. Despite some taboos surrounding tattooing, the art continues to be popular in many parts of the world.
(image) Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since Neolithic times. Ötzi the Iceman, dating from the fourth to fifth millennium BCE, was found in the Ötz valley in the Alps and had approximately 57 carbon tattoos consisting of simple dots and lines on his lower spine, behind his left knee, and on his right ankle. Other mummies bearing tattoos and dating from the end of the second millennium BC have been discovered, such as the Mummy of Amunet from Ancient Egypt and the mummies at Pazyryk on the Ukok Plateau.
Pre-Christian Germanic, Celtic and other central and northern European tribes were often heavily tattooed, according to surviving accounts. The Picts were famously tattooed (or scarified) with elaborate dark blue woad (or possibly copper for the blue tone) designs. Julius Caesar described these tattoos in Book V of his Gallic Wars (54 BCE).
Tattooing in Japan is thought to go back to the Paleolithic era, some ten thousand years ago. Various other cultures have had their own tattoo traditions, ranging from rubbing cuts and other wounds with ashes, to hand-pricking the skin to insert dyes.[citation needed
Tattooing in the Western world today has its origins in Polynesia, and in the discovery of tatau by eighteenth century explorers. The Polynesian practice became popular among European sailors, before spreading to Western societies generally
Free Tattoo Designs Online
Sat, 08 Oct 2011 23:14:00 +0000
Tattoos appeared by accident: having noticed that after burns or cuts, in which soot or paint gets accidentally, fanciful and indelible pictures are left on the skin, people started to hurt themselves deliberately. Tattoo art started in Egypt and owing to numerous trade relations of Egypt with other countries tattoos soon appeared in Persia, Greece, Crete, etc. A tattoo served not only as a decoration, but as a sign of the tribe, showed the origin of a person, also a tattoo was used for a disguise and it was even endowed with magic force. Not long ago his girlfriend found in one of such catalogues an Egyptian tattoo she really liked, then she printed it and went to a good tattoo master, who made it on her shoulder. My friend's girlfriend told me that far more convenient to find a tattoo on the Internet because it saves a lot of time. After I heard many stories and facts about tattoos from my friends and after I saw their tattoos I'm thinking over making a small pretty one on my loin. Yesterday I looked through tattoo designs on the Internet. Executive Summary By Hanna Delloway [...]
Maori Tattoos - What You Should Know
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 16:06:00 +0000
Traditionally tattoo is used by Maori as a method of individual identification showing a persons heritage. They consist of curved spiral shapes in intricate patterns. To the Maori the "Koru" represents the unfolding of new life or renewal. Traditional Maori designs will generally include sacred symbols. Be aware Maori tattoo patterns symbolize a way of personal identification for the Maori people. Maori tattoo designs are becoming extremely popular all over the world. It is disrespectful to get traditional Maori designs without thinking through the cultural sensitivities. These sacred tattoo designs are not simply for ornamental purposes.
Go out and get your Maori tattoo designed without the symbolic ties. If you are considering Maori tattoo designs you should find an experienced artist who knows about Maori culture and get them to design you a Maori tattoo that has the look of a moko (tattoo design) without the symbolic ties. Personalize your own design by incorporating celtic, tribal and Maori styles into your own absolutely unique piece.
Popular Tattoos For Men & Women
Sat, 20 Aug 2011 16:43:00 +0000
When you walk into a tattoo parlor, you are instantly greeted with eye-catching designs filled with color and complexity. Even if you have a selected design already in mind, the artist may present you with varying possibilities that will present you with a difficult decision.
Before arriving for your tattoo, it is a good idea to have a selection of designs that you are interested in. Men and women will naturally select different images whereas the gentleman may prefer a masculine and powerful tattoo and the woman may prefer something dainty and pretty. It is advisable that tattoo recipients give careful consideration to personalized tattoos. Why? If the relationship ends later, the tattoo will still remain unless it is surgically removed. Women typically select a smaller tattoo in an effort to make a statement of beauty and yet something that draws attention to a certain area, such as the leg or hip.
Upon discussing various choices with the artist, a tattoo recipient will gain a better understanding of options and design choices. The information contained herein is not intended to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or recommendations for tattoo placement.
The Meaning Behind Tribal Tattoo Pictures
Sat, 13 Aug 2011 04:05:00 +0000
Tribal tattoos utilize many different symbols that are deeply connected to history. According to the history books, the first tribal tattoos were pictures of the sun or flames in honor of the sun god. A common tattoo choice, these tattoo designs are seen in a large array of different varieties. Maori tattoos are an ancient art that utilizes chisels. This type of tattoo consists of shapes and distinctive spirals. Since the process is so grueling, these tattoos represent courage and strength.
A native Hawaiian tattoo, the Moli represents protection or mourning, and also is used for personal identification. The Moli is different from other types of tribal tattoos, which are merely adornments for the body.
The Polynesian type is another form of tribal tattoo design. These tattoos are based on social or religious values, traditions, tribal ancestors or tribe rituals.
Mainly, tribal tattoos are done with black ink only. However, as time passes, tattoo artists today are starting to break tradition and incorporate colors into these amazing, unique tattoos to enhance their appeal. If you are looking for a great tattoo with great meaning, tribal tattoo designs are an excellent choice for you!
Butterfly Tattoos Can Be Beautiful
Sat, 13 Aug 2011 03:58:00 +0000
The butterfly tattoo design is one of the most popular designs for women from all over the world. Butterflies can be used to create lovely designs in lots of different areas on your body.
You can normally find a wide variety of butterfly tattoo designs at any professional tattoo parlor and they can be altered to fit any style you want.
Many cultures throughout history believe that butterflies are a symbol of beauty and renewed life. Often the life cycle of a butterfly is compared to that of a woman. The way that a butterfly starts out is rather awkward, but it soon grows into something beautiful, the same way that a baby girl grows into a beautiful woman. The focus area of a butterfly is typically it's wings because of the different patterns that each butterfly carries. There's no specific color that you have to use when getting a butterfly tattoo. You can choose whatever color you want or a variety of colors. By being able to pick out your own colors for the tattoo helps to make it unique and very personal. There are actually thousands of different butterfly tattoo designs out there to chose from and that's not including the unique design that you can create for yourself.
Dragon Tattoos - What Style Of Dragon Works For You
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 06:33:00 +0000
In this article we are going to explore the dragon tattoo design. The 2 main types of dragons are the western dragon and the eastern dragon.
The western dragon design is the style of which most Americans and Europeans are familiar. This dragon has features like wings, 4 legs, scales, a long sharp tail, sometimes fire breathing with bird like claws or talons. These dragons are inked in almost any color and usually are posed in wicked, fighting or defensive positions. When choosing the western dragon tattoo style, make sure the image is one you want portrayed. Obviously, size is a great way to display the mood of your dragon tattoo design. The other style of dragon is the eastern dragon design. The eastern style dragon's demeanor is depicted to be basically the opposite of the western dragon. When selecting this style of dragon you should consider color, length, and the number of claws.
Choose yellow to demonstrate superiority.
The length of an eastern dragon depicts the strength and importance of the dragon. The number of claws is important to the eastern dragon design. 4 claws depicts Korea or Indonesia and 5 claws or toes is Chinese.
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Lower Back Tattoo Designs
Tue, 09 Aug 2011 16:08:00 +0000
Arguably tattoos on the lower back are the most popular of all today. Women mostly search for tattoo designs online and lower back tattoo designs are also predominantly worn by women. This intimate location for tattoo designs gives you wide room for self-expression. Lower back tattoos look stunning when done right.Finding Perfect Lower Back Tattoo DesignsPictures of lower back tattoo designs can be easily found online. By simply typing "lower back tattoo designs" into your favorite search engine, you will find many examples of both free and for sale tattoo designs. Tribal tattoo designs are often used on the lower back. Other popular lower back designs include celtic, butterfly, flower, and dragon tattoos. A combination of any of the designs mentioned can also create a uniquely beautiful lower back tattoo. Any v-shaped tattoo design can make a beautiful presentation on your lower back.Placement of Lower Back Tattoo DesignsAn offensive and derogatory term for a lower back tattoo is the "tramp stamp". Tattoos on the lower back often have symbolism and meaning to the owner. Sometimes tattoo designs in this area are for sensual purposes.Lower back tattoos draw attention to that area of the wearers body.Lower Back Tattoo Designs Important TipsCelebrities With Lower Back Tattoo DesignsMany celebrities have lower back tattoos these days. Anna Kournikova has a large star tattoo design on her lower region. Even Julia Roberts put a butterfly tattoo on her lower back area.Executive Summary By Heston Prim [...]
Tattoo Lettering - How to Get it Right
Sun, 07 Aug 2011 11:47:00 +0000
Tattoo lettering is often a key component of a successful design. Great lettering can create a spectacular tattoo you will love forever. Here are three tips for perfection when it comes to the lettering of tattoos.ONE: Spelling, Spelling, SpellingIf you get a tattoo featuring a spelling error, you are in a very difficult situation. Be certain your tattoo artist has an easy-to-read and wholly inaccurate copy of the text to be used. You must get the tattoo lettering right.TWO: The Right Font and SizeYou need to be just as picky when choosing the form of your tattoo lettering. Using a complicated script font for a small tattoo could result in a murky, hard-to-read mess. Tattoo designs using text should be carefully planned to use the right kind of lettering.THREE: The Right ArtistIf you are planning on using a text-heavy design for your tattoo, find an artist who has a knack with lettering. Even though all professional tattoo artists deal in text on some level, some are true artists when it comes to presenting words. That means you'll need to look at samples of letter-heavy tattoos and you'll want to talk with the tattoo artist. Do it right--with great artwork, a perfect tattoo design and absolutely no regrets. Click Here!Executive Summary By Dan Dellison [...]
Tattoo Sleeve Designs
Sat, 06 Aug 2011 14:22:00 +0000
A very artistic way of decorating the body with colors and pigments is the art of tattoo, usually done by gifted tattoo artists. Tattoos can be designed and marked on any part of the body. Just like the tattoo sleeve which can be done on your arms.What Is a Tattoo Sleeve?This kind of tattoo is usually evident on the arms. It comes in three popular types; the half sleeve tattoo which covers the entire upper or lower arm; the quarter sleeve tattoo which covers the skin from the shoulder midway to the elbow; and the full sleeve tattoo which covers the whole arm from shoulder to wrist.Sleeve tattoos are not only on the arms; they can also be a leg tattoo. Although tattoo sleeve is a work of art, it would still best if you chose the right design that you love best.In your choice of design for the tattoo sleeve, you also need to include the cost of the tattoos. The more complicated and larger the design of chosen tattoo sleeve, the higher the cost. Some tattoo artists would take breaks while doing the body art so you can expect one whole day for the complete tattoo sleeve markings.Prepare yourself for the cost of the tattoo designs and allot some of your time for the whole day tattoo process. Click Here!Executive Summary By Ryan Edward [...]
Popularity of Christian Cross Tattoos in a Secular World
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:36:00 +0000
Christian cross tattoos are a popular choice for those seeking to be inked, and it is not always the Christians who are seeking out the ancient symbol of faith. Many Christians are young people who are not afraid to buck the system of orthodox religious rhetoric, and they have Christian cross tattoos. The Christian cross tats worn by many people feature the traditional Latin cross, the image of a cross with three equal points, and one longer one. The placing of a purple cloth, draped over the cross beams symbolizes the Royal Lineage of David. Other cross tattoos have the body of Christ still on the cross, this is the crucifix symbol.
For some gangs these tattoos serve as identification for a certain gang.
Whatever the reason for having Christian crosses tats, the symbolism is the same; a belief that they offer protection, deliver a message and make a statement of personal individualism.
If you are looking for unique and beautiful Christian Cross Tattoos I recommend you have a look at Free Cross Tattoos Gallery.
Female Tattoo Gallery - Tattoos for Women
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:24:00 +0000
Body Art Tattoos are catching on like a new fad among younger people today. A quality Tattoo Finder can mean the difference between seeing boat loads of generic, cookie cutter designs and seeing fresh, high quality, unique Tattoo Designs. Body Art Tattoos should be something that people meticulously plan for not simply rushed into.
Feminine tattoos are very popular with a lot of women. Female tattoos have become very popular during the past two decades. Tattoos were considered to be a purely male domain. If you are looking for good female tattoos, then you must visit an online female tattoo gallery. A female tattoo gallery is an online store that is exclusive meant for women looking for tattoos. It is generally believed that women prefer to sport small and pretty looking tattoos. Normally, women tattoos are less aggressive and do not reflect violence and aggression. The tattoos generally tend to have thinner lines than men's tattoos.
However, not every woman prefers to have small and pretty tattoos. In fact many women prefer to have large tattoos inked on their bodies. Women nowadays are no longer averse to showing off their bodies inked with tattoos. Visiting an online female tattoo gallery allows the women to experiment with different kinds of tattoos before selecting a suitable tattoo.
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Body Art Tattoos
Wed, 03 Aug 2011 21:16:00 +0000
Body Art Tattoos are catching on like a new fad among younger people today. Celebrities, Rock Stars, and Sports heroes are sporting more visible Tattoos now than any other cultural icon save the Military. Changing your personal body image with Piercings and Tattoos has become so commonplace as to loose the social stigma that had once been placed upon such body art by society. A quality Tattoo Finder can mean the difference between seeing boat loads of generic, cookie cutter designs and seeing fresh, high quality, unique Tattoo Designs.
Poster displays hanging from every wall showing the same images found in every other studio with a few personal designs from the Tattooist mixed in to show variety. Changing your body image with a Body Art Tattoo should be a unique and personal experience to be thought out over the course of a few weeks to months. Body Art Tattoos should be something that people meticulously plan for not simply rushed into.
Original Angel Wings Tattoos
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:17:00 +0000
There are some truly beautiful angel wings tattoos around at the moment. The ability to transfer the gossamer, delicate & silky texture of an angel's wing into a tattoo design that can be worn for a life-time is; in itself, amazing. History has made reference to angels as long as there is recorded history. Apart from humans being recorded as having wings, animals have also been depicted as such. At the beginning of this article I describe, gossamer, silky wings but a lot of pictures of angels show their wings to be made of feathers. There is yet another school that prefers not to stick to fact or stereotypical images of angels wings for their tattoos. They prefer stylised, patterned and abstract, uniquely designed angel wings tattoos. Tattoos as an art form should be individualistic and original. The best ones categorise their ranges making searching for angels wings nice & easy too. The tattoo galleries can even help you with that. Here's hoping you discover the perfect angel wings tattoos for you!Executive Summary By Katie S Turner [...]
Dragon Tattoos For Girls
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 14:03:00 +0000
Dragon tattoos for girls are very popular because of the variability in design and the meaning. In Chinese and Japanese culture alike, dragons are a very popular mythical creature. They represent the four points on a compass as well as the four elements. For the Chinese, dragons are a representation of imperial power. Because of the creatures' ability to shape shift, dragons are integrated into many different Chinese legends.
Taoism incorporates the dragon, as displayed in artwork as the protector of Buddha. Other cultures have since integrated the dragon such as Western cultures which associate it with the exact opposite connotation as Chinese and Japanese cultures. This design for girls are also popular in terms of the zodiac tattoos. Born in 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, or 2000 the zodiac dragon tattoos for girls is a popular design. The colours and styles associated with these tattoos for girls are endless. Dragons are displayed in a myriad of colours and combinations. Some of these include fire-breathing dragons while some engage a nicer, cartoon display. Some represent stoicism, while others offer a sweeter face to the audience. Dragon tattoos for girls offer a wide array of options for anyone who is interested in tattoos.
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Hand Tattoos For Girls
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 02:56:00 +0000
Hand tattoos for girls hold a very significant historical meaning. While Western cultures do not view them in the same capacity, many Eastern cultures greatly support hand tattoos as a way of demonstrating their social status, their intelligence, or even their occupation. Popular for wedding ceremonies or other henna tattoos and Arabic hand tattoos for girls contain some of the most intricate designs associated with any tattoos because of their limited body space. Within the Arab world, this type of tattoo is part of a widely practiced ritual. The small, symbolic meanings associated with hand tattoos are typically seen throughout North Africa. It was the Egyptian Christians who would support a cross tattoo on their wrist or on their hand. Finger hand tattoos are clearly the smallest in size, and therefore hardly noticeable. Wedding bands or wedding rings are very popular. This design is the most popular in terms of finger hand tattoos for girls. Wrist tattoos generally include a bracelet or vines wrapping around the wrist in a circular manner. Forearm tattoo designs are generally the location for larger tattoos such as a cross or a Celtic knot. Lastly, upper arm designs are often the location of symbols of power or strength such as a dragon or Zodiac symbol.Executive Summary By Laura Palmieri [...]
Tribal Tattoo Designs: Meaning and Symbolism
Mon, 01 Aug 2011 02:44:00 +0000
Of all kinds of tattoos, tribal tattoos hold a great deal of significance.Whether it is about Indian-American ancestry or relates merely to a fictional belief associated with werewolf, tribal tattoos extract great curiosity among tattoo lovers. Even the best tattoo artists cannot propose to have mastered the tribal tattoo art completely.The tattoos can talk about abstract designs or symbolic ones. Abstraction, Symbols, and CustomizationJust like there are abstract designs, they are time-tested symbols like butterfly tattoo, heart tattoo, armband tattoos and so on. In some places, these tattoos are augmented with a tribal flame to hold a popular effect. Such tattoos, especially when combined with an impression of dragon can turn into a pinnacle of aestheticism. Abstract designs suggesting Infinity or Shades of the Gray Tribal can be especially invigorating.This fact is being exploited by tribal tattoo masters to fetch the desired effect. Meanings Differ With RacesDifferent tribal tattoos have held different meanings. American-Indian race used same symbols to represent something else than the Magyars. For instance, tattoos for Aztecs implied ritual beliefs and nature. Quite differently, the Polynesians denoted conventions and religious beliefs through tattooing.Black is an integral color for securing right connotations from a tribal tattoo. This paradigm shift has got to do with greater commercialization of the tattoo vehicle. Tattoos can denote puberty, wedding rings, mark of belonging to a tribe, fortune, power and even immortality. Executive Summary By Ajeet Khurana [...]
Body Tattoos Designs
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 01:58:00 +0000
Well, it actually differs from every person's perspective. Some people misinterpreted the meaning of tattoo because they see it as untidy and a disruption to one's body. It depends on how a person visualizes it and envisions his body about his/her tattoo. A tattoo for men may represent his courage, power, principles or honor. While for the women it may denote love, passion, blossoms or benevolence. There are a very wide-variety of body tattoos designs to choose from. It also depends on you on how will choose the colors for the picked design. For some people, tattoo is a sacred marking for their body. For others, it may be a name of their love ones like their mother, father, siblings, sons or daughters, wife or husband. Even a deceased love one is being inked on their body. Tattoos are intricate in style, the art you wanted for your body should be the result of what is inked onto it. If you can not choose the right colors, size and pattern you can ask an expert tattoo artist for it so that in the end you will not regret having that kind of body tattoos designs that you want.Executive Summary By John J. Phillips [...]
Tribal Tattoo Designs
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 01:51:00 +0000
For centuries, tattoos symbolized the membership in groups, families, but for a few years, tattoos have become more popular. We'll find many surprising stories about the tattoos significance and role: many sailors believe that a tattoo is a talisman against the possibility of drowning at sea. The American Indian believed tattoos protected them in battle and some Burmese people think even today that a tattoo over the heart can stop bullets. The tribal tattoos history is a real kaleidoscope; each place of Earth where the tattoos are popular has a particular and many times surprising history, significance, tradition, and realization technique. But almost everywhere, the tattoos appeared a few hundred years ago. The place where the word tattoo originated, were the tribal tattoo reached perfection for thousand of years is Tahiti. Celtic tattoos are one of the most attractive design choices. Some fifth century painted pictures are representing warriors having tattoos all over their body; the tattoos are indicating the rank or caste. Almost all the Celtic tattoo designs are complicated, there is neither end nor beginning to it. Many designs are presenting zoomorphic elements or spirals. In Russia, the tattoos tradition isn't so old: they were the prisoners' secret language. In the "heart of darkness" tattoos as protection gains some credibility. Netsilik women were tattooed in order to gain admittance to the afterworld. Now let see the tribal tattoo tradition in US. The tattoos become exotica for the upper classes. Later, the port city tattooist began inking criminals, fiefs and prostitutes and tattoo became mark of lowlifes. Executive Summary By Vincent Volder [...]
Butterfly Tattoo Design
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 12:52:00 +0000
Butterflies especially feminine representation of features and characteristics of the women's side of the human race. This can be used as a design for a tattoo and a very charming woman, too. The designs are feminine without being too much on the extreme side, called the interest or sentimental. Graceful and beautiful, this is one of the most interesting creatures to see and it represents the elegance and beauty of the female race. This inspiring different emotions in different people but it was unanimously approved as a good choice for a tattoo at any time of day.
The metamorphosis of the butterfly from the caterpillar is one of the wonders of the natural world and for many it is a rebirth or renewal of life into something far more value and beauty. This is the beauty and grace while the transformation from caterpillar to crawl into the country now is representative of the beauty of a woman's transformation from a child. It is therefore not only symbolizes beauty, elegance and rebirth it also brings out the idea of positive change for the better results. These are just some of the representation of this remarkable creature. Many different opinions about this varied from person to person, depending on their views.
Which one can derive inspiration from the butterfly:
One can think of butterflies as a subtle beauty. They are colorful and full of details that beautiful but very fragile, so one is reminded of feminine vulnerability.
Butterflies are free beings from the moment they hatch from their cocoons. They are not restricted to represent freedom for many people.
In the Christian faith and Greek, the butterfly is representative of the soul, pure and unscathed.
In countries like Japan and China, the butterfly represents the presence of love in the air.
One of the reasons behind the popularity of using the butterfly as a tattoo design so much is that it can be done on almost anywhere on the body of a woman, a favorite is the ankle, wrist or neck.