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Tattoos Body Art

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Body art is the most widely practiced art, with it being seen in almost every culture today. The extremities people, past and present, have gone through to express themselves, can still amaze and shock even in today’s more liberal world.

The most common body arts seen in Britain today are piercing and tattooing. These more mild forms of the craze are usually used to express persons’ personality, individuality or life experiences. More and more people are choosing to have this art work done because it has become more readily available in the 21st century. Of course, even in Britain, we see more outrageous forms of body art such as subdermal implants, also known as body modification.

In other cultures body art is not only a personal preference but a widely practiced tradition. Mehndi tattoos or Henna as they are more commonly known, are typically applied to the bride’s hands and feet before her wedding ceremony in most parts of Pakistan and India, this is thought to ‘awaken the inner light’, and in Africa, many tribes are often seen to have lip discs. It is not fully understood why these are worn or what the size of these discs indicates, but most believe a fresh lip disc is a sign of nearing marriage.

The words ‘body art’ cover a very large spectrum and almost any expressive action today, as long as the human body is involved, can be considered body art, from dance to scarification. There will always be new ways for cultures and individuals alike to express themselves, these fascinating and shocking ways of showing opinion, emotion and tradition have been around for thousands of years and will be for years to come.

How to Find the Perfect Body Art Designs for You

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

There are so many body art designs available for anyone to choose from for those who are thinking of getting a tattoo. To many, tattoos have become a medium of self expression, a way to make a statement, and to some it has become an art on its own. In finding the perfect body art designs here are a few points you need to consider:

Symbolism of the tattoo or body art design
Research a bit about the symbol or the meaning of the design you choose. There are specific symbols or images that have a different meaning to some. If you really fancy a particular design then make sure that you know what it stands for and how you can relate it to your personality or your own personal life and experiences.

Evaluate your personality and the look you want to achieve
Evaluating your personality can help you decide on what body art design to have. Make sure that your tattoo is also a reflection or a mirror of your personality, something that you can live on for many years. There are also those body art designs that give out certain aura like sexiness and toughness. So if you are having a tattoo to get a certain look, the design plays a vital role.

Location
The location of your tattoo can add certain elements to the body art design. It affects its meaning as well as the aesthetic quality of the tattoo. Some people have tattoos on certain parts that are not meant to be easily seen by anyone but only to those they are intimate with and there are also certain designs that would look a lot better in certain parts of the body.

Colors
The colors of the body art design you choose carry a certain representation or symbol aside from the aesthetic part of it. You can use virtually any color but be warned that some colors don’t look nice after sometime. Many choose to have a plain black tattoo but again depending on the design you can be adventurous when it comes to the color of your body art design.

Popularity of the design
Some people choose a popular design that is easily recognizable while there are those who go for a more unique and bold design. The only thing you have to consider is that some popular designs today may not be so cool after a few years. Tattoos are made to last for a long time so you need to have something inked in your skin that you can be truly be proud of or something in which you can still display after a few years without the unnecessary comments or ridicule from your friends or any person who sees it.