What is the point of art? Is it to make the artist fulfilled or to make others enjoy artistic expression or is it a combination of both? What is the point of giving someone else the power of expressing your artistic yearnings if you will never see them? Is a back tattoo simply a waste of time?
These are questions that every single person will ask themselves before having ink applied to a place they will never see or enjoy without the aid of a high resolution mirror.
Back tattoos are a challenge. They hurt to apply, although there are areas that do not have huge amounts of nerve endings. But the question remains – why? Why would you apply an artwork to an area you will never see?
The question is fairly simply answered. The back is a canvas. It is one of the largest parts of the human body that will accept ink. It is easy to work on and the recipient is usually comfortable with the process. The end results are exceptional. And the canvas is wide and able to paint a story, rather than a simple picture.
Back tattoos are remarkable for a simple reason. The canvas is enormous. Even the most petite of female backs allows the tattoo artist and the client to explore numerous options. From simple words to the exploration of a wonderful canvas of multicolored artistic expression the back allows for huge opportunities for expression.
Using the back as a canvas also allows for those who want to explore tattoos as a way to express themselves to keep their private lives and loves and fascination with ink entirely private. he professional or someone who does not wish to show their ink can do so with a back tattoo.
It is entirely private. The process of even inking the most complex of these tattoos can tale months. Think of the wonderful Koi designs which are some of the most most classic back tattoos. Even though these cam take up to a year to complete they are a part of the owners unique lifestyle. They are not open to public viewing until it makes sense for the person wearing that ink to make a decision to show off that art to the public.
So – do back tattoos make sense? That is a very personal choice. They will always remain one of the classic ways to express one’s own artistic ideas.
Do they give others joy in seeing that expression? there is no doubt/ However could the person wearing such a tattoo take joy in having it? Many people might debate that – after all a back tattoo cannot be seen.
But, if others can see it and it has been inked by a professional then there seems a reason that the canvas should be used.If you want to make others happy – if you want to use your body – then your back is perfect. Just make sure a professional is doing the ink.