Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tribal sun tattoos

Light Up Your World With Sun Tattoo Designs
Articles By Tony Newton

Tribal sun tattoosThe sun has always been depicted in many mythologies as a kind of god or deity. This could be a reason why even from long time ago, people already prefer to use sun tattoo designs. Using the sun as a tattoo does not mean you are worshipping the sun as your god. These days, sporting a tattoo of any design is just an expression of one's fashion sense. Some wear tattoos as marks or symbols that they belong to some close-knit group.

Tribal sun tattoos have visual appeal and excellent form when worn on skin. The most creative of tattoo artists can come up with really good variations of the basic sun image with use of colors and different strokes and styles.

There are various symbolisms for a sun tattoo. One is that it signifies anger or strength. Others use the sun to symbolize power, dignity, truth, great strength, leadership, force, and ultimate creativity. There are many forms as well - Celtic, eye of Horus, sun with the moon and stars, tribal sun, or Aztec.

Tribal  sun tattoosIt is important that you choose the right sun design that best suits your personality. This is true for any kind of tattoo design. You have to be proud to wear the tattoo on your arm, legs, chest, lower back, ankles, or shoulders.

Tribal  sun tattoosMen mostly wear tribal sun tattoo designs but there are a handful of women who also go for such a design. The sun tattoo design particularly looks great on the female's belly button but most women prefer having their tattoos on their hips or lower back. Men can have the sun design in a large size and have it pierced on their backs. That would provide a large space for the tattoo artist to work on.

Tattoo artist

Becoming a Tattoo Artist
Articles By Ben Quick

Tattoo artistBecoming a tattoo artist makes for an interesting career choice. Unlike nearly all other professions, the training for tattoo artistry has not be co-opted by university and tech schools where you can simply enroll, take a course, learn the skill, and then move out into the real world and become a professional artist.

In fact, the tattoo world has kept its doors closed to others, allowing people in one by one as an apprentice. This is a nod to the old school style of teaching a trade, craft, or a skill. It keeps the talent moving from person to person and creates a real personal touch to the craft.

The question is how to become an apprentice?

Tattoo artistThe easiest way to get moving on this is a simple one, but it actually stops most people from ever starting. This is the act of going out and asking local tattoo shops and local tattoo artists for their input on how a person can become a tattoo artist. This naturally leads to a good opener into the question of local apprenticeships and how one might get their foot in the door of such an opportunity.

At the same time, beginner artists might take the step of buying equipment on their own to get their hands dirty. This does not mean giving tattoos, as there is fake skin to practice on just for that. However, it is worth considering buying a tattoos kit or other type of beginner supply kit to understand what pieces are involved, how to handle them, how they work, and how to clean them.

Tattoo  artistWith this knowledge fresh in mind, it may become easier to find a mentor who can see that you are serious about becoming a tattooing artist. Often the first step in the door means working for free doing mundane but necessary work around the tattoo shop, such as sweeping the floors and running the front desk. However, this is how people tend to start, and it gives an aspiring tattoo artist a chance to see how a shop is run, and in due time, a chance to work directly underneath a mentor tattoo artist.

It may not be the most efficient technique for producing tattoo artists, but it keeps the tattoo industry and tattoo culture something personal and close to the heart.

Koi tattoos designs

Koi Tattoos Designs - A Symbol of Wisdom and Strength
Articles By Lorenzo Zaras

Koi tattoos designsAlthough koi tattoos designs are popular due to its association with oriental (Japanese and Chinese) myths, it is gaining more attention from the western society due to its symbolical meaning. The koi is basically a symbol that represents perseverance during the time of adversity. It is perceived to be of strength in character and wisdom. It is also a symbol of longevity as koi fishes can live up to thirty years or for some lucky ones, up to 200 years. This character of longevity is further represented as perseverance and its color and form has charmed many artists.

Koi is a Japanese word for carp and has been a staple pet in still water ponds. They are very beautiful and their colors and designs are intricate.

The koi has long been a symbol of manhood and the strength of masculinity. It leaps and can even turn into a dragon based on legends. For Buddhists, the koi is significant as it represents fearlessness and braveness as it journeys through the ocean. Koi tattoos designs therefore can be a metaphor of a human being's struggle to exist on earth.

Koi tattoos designsWhere masculinity is valued, the koi tattoos designs are also popular. A young man can have a koi tattoo on his arm or leg and as he grows into a man, he might get a dragon on his back as a symbol of transformation as when a koi transforms into this mystical creature. The intricate design of the koi entices artists as its form, whiskers, colors, shape of each scale is lovingly tattooed onto a person's skin.

Tattoo parlors

Selecting A Tattoo Parlor
Articles By Aurel Radulescu

Tattoo parlorsWhen considering a tattoo, it is important to do some research on the tattoo parlor before deciding to hire them. There are several questions that every customer should ask before even considering hiring a tattoo artist. How long has the tattoo parlor been in business? Have there been any complaints lodged against them with the local Better Business Bureau ? If you have friends who also have tattoos, who do they recommend and what was their experience with the artist? It is very important to follow up with references, along with an extensive background check of the company. The background check may be to simply make sure the company hasn't switched names a number of times or moved around frequently within the same area, which may indicate poor service. All of these factors must be considered before selecting a tattoo parlor and/or artist.

Tattoo parlorsIn your research, try to find out which businesses have the best history with making sure their equipment is clean. This is the most important thing to consider about tattoos because, if the business is not licensed or the artist is not a professional, there is no guarantee that their instruments are clean or properly maintained. Your health is your biggest concern so, if you are considering tattoos, be sure to select the best parlor for the job. If equipment is unsanitary, there is the possibility of diseases being transmitted or even infections. These can be very dangerous and should not be discounted.

A quality tattoo parlor is one that will be welcoming to the customer. The artist should be friendly and personable and not intimidate the customer. In addition, the artist should not push one design over another. For example, a customer should not be talked into getting a more expensive tattoo when the one they really wanted would cost much less. The same business practices, regarding sales and customer service, are the same with tattoo parlors and any other business. No customer likes a pushy sales pitch or an unfriendly salesperson. The tattoo parlor that a customer ultimately selects should be one that looks clean, features friendly and courteous service and has a good record with the Better Business Bureau and customer references.

The best way to locate tattoo parlors is a quick search through the telephone book's yellow pages or via one of the many internet directories. By searching under the 'tattoo' category or keyword, an individual should be able to quickly locate any tattoo parlors in his/her local area.

This article is to be used for informational purposes only. 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. Before deciding on getting a tattoo or having one removed, the patient must consult a licensed medical doctor for medical advice and/or to determine the best course of action for his/her individual healthcare needs.

Girl tattoo

Cute Girl Tattoos - Which Designs Always Come Out Amazing?
Articles By Adam Woodham

Just about any design choice can be made into cute girl tattoos, but that's not what we're going to talk about. Having tons of styles to choose from is not a bad thing, though. Not even close. Taking the time to learn about various styles and researching the design choices you might like is always a good thing. In fact, people who do "not" do this will usually regret the artwork they put on their body, which really stinks. Here's are some of the most amazing designs choices, which can all be made into cute girl tattoos.

I am going to lump some of the most popular ones into the same boat: Butterflies, fairies, stars, astrological signs and the like. You can't go wrong with any of these choices, although a disturbing trend is happening to these styles. A lot of sites know how popular they are, so they stuff their servers with any generic artwork they can find. They don't care that their artwork is cookie cutter. They just care that it will draw more visitors. Be careful with this artwork, because 95% of people regret putting a generic tat on their body. They do not make cute girl tattoos.

Whatever styles you end up picking, just make sure you are doing it for the right reason, and not just because other people are doing it. Fads come and go. That's why trendy artwork will not last.

A couple of the less common styles are Kanji, women tribals and "New School" artwork. These three choices are not as common on women, but they are very, very in depth and growing in popularity. You are not limited when you choose these cute girl tattoos, because there are so many various ways to incorporate these style choices. That's the best way to ensure you pick a design that you're 100% happy with. Styles that can go 50 different way are always good, because it gets your creative thoughts flowing. Kanji is mostly letters, tribals are very traditional and new school artwork is just now beginning to take off, but incorporate dozens of various traditions.

Arm tattoo designs

Tribal Arm Tattoos - How Mere Ink Bears So Much Substance and Intrigue
Articles By Marko W.

Arm  tattoo designsJust A Little Black Ink Doesn't Mean I'm Of Questionable Character, Does It?

I grew up in a fairly conservative family where Tribal Arm Tattoos were considered taboo. Hmmm, a taboo tattoo? Sounds kind of ominous. Well, my less than liberal upbringing by my parents, were tremendously against the idea of myself getting needles jabbed in my body of which I wanted so badly.

I was led to believe that only people of questionable character and morality, were thought to get tribal design tattoos, no matter where it was located. I then thought - "Is just a little harmless ink on my arms created in a tasteful way, going to make me 'immoral'? Heck no!"

Once I grew up and obtained my own independence, basically having 'flown the coop', I looked into Polynesian tattoo designs much more closely. I found what I learned was very intriguing indeed...

Truly A Sacred Art-Form

Several generations ago and still to this day, tattoo art is considered an integral facet of the tribal culture among the Polynesian heritage. Tribal arm tattoos were definitely not just simple body art for decorative purposes. In those days, there were no tats of ship anchors, Disney characters or 'I love Mom' that's for sure.

Most, if not all arm tattoo designs, had been elevated to the spiritual realm. There were three major factors driving this transformation: Pain, Permanence, and Loss of the Life Source (Blood).

The mystical combination of the three factors was seen as the chance to draw ever closer to God; whatever that signified to the tribe. The two sons of the God of Creation, taught the fine art of tribal art tattoos to humans.

A Language In Of Itself

Arm tattoo designsThe tradition for tribal art designs, was temporarily lost when the missionaries eliminated the practice. However, this practice returned through the drawings of the German physician and explorer - Karl Von Den Steinen.

His artistry displayed representations of an individual's life history, work activities and island heritage, where it was permanently drawn on the tribes-peoples' bodies. Time, history, location and indigenous culture, have given rise to great variations of tribal design tattoos throughout the world. Thus it's extreme popularity in the international community.

Polynesian tattoo designs took on a vital role in their respective cultures. The Polynesians really didn't have any written language with which to communicate. Consequently, these societies used this complex art-form to express their sexual maturity, heritage, achievements, conquests and rank within their society.

Evidently, tattooing and everything it encompassed, would never leave their ancient traditions.

For example, a male member of the tribe, whom had no tribal tattoo, was still regarded as a 'boy'. He was not allowed to speak among the men and was forced to complete tasks traditionally carried out by the women.

Status Symbols With Depth

Tattooing has always been thought of as a rite of passage. Adolescents typically received their first tattoo at the age of 12 or 13. (I would think that's certainly not the most painless method to be introduced to your teens by any means!).

Additional tattoos would be received as the years passed during adolescence then into adulthood. The tribal tattoo design normally indicated the individual's growing prestige and accomplishments within the tribe. The number of tattoos indicated numerous factors, the more common being, wealth, strength and power.

Chiefs and warriors usually had the most tribal markings, including tribal sleeve tattoos, armband tattoos and even full body tribal tattoo designs. On the other hand, those with none or few tattoos, were usually not respected and often found themselves ignored and disregarded by the rest of the tribe.

So it was basically getting yourself pricked, poked and pained, or you can't hang out at the feasts and ceremonial shin-digs or you'd be shunned! Get some needle-love, or no tribal boogie-ing around the fire!

Countless societies worldwide continue to harbor a tremendous respect, fascination and desire for these alluring tribal art designs. There's so much more we can learn about these captivating tattoos, their origin and what they represent. Thus, these eye-catching intricate patterns telling their own stories in such a unique and remarkable manner.

Lucky for us, there is a certain tattoo studio which provides an absolute treasure-trove of resources, education, advice, artists from studios from all over the globe, community feedback, valuable free treats, plus videos and documentaries on everything related to tribal arm tattoos and then some.

More importantly however, this gem of a resource truly alleviates the tedious, pain-staking process of hunting down that distinct and elusive tribal arm tattoo, which truly saves a ton of money, time and effort - bar none.

Floral tattoo designs

The Best Floral Tattoo Designs For Women - How to Find the Right Design Online
Articles By Caitlin Orser

Floral tattoo designs Flower designs are some of the most popular tattoos among women and it is no wonder. If done correctly, a flower tattoo can look great on a woman's body. Here I will reveal you how you can find the best floral tattoo designs for women online!

How You Can Find the Right Floral Design Today!

If you go to any major search engine and type in "floral tattoo designs for women", you will find all sorts of free galleries of various tattoo pictures in them. The problem is that in these free galleries, you will only find very poorly made designs and I do not believe that you wish to settle for an ugly floral image to be tattooed on your skin. I know I don't!

The other issue with these galleries is that the pictures of floral tattoos for women that you might find there, are often very common. It isn't fun to have the same body art that every other woman walking across the street has. A more unique floral tattoo is most likely what you want, right?

Floral tattoo designs The good news is that nowadays there are some high quality tattoo galleries available, where you can find floral and other designs from some of the most recognized artists in the whole world. These galleries have thousands and thousands of tattoo designs, so it is very likely that you will find the one design that is the right for you! This is basically the cheapest and best way to find high quality tattoo designs.
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