There are so many things that have changed of the last decades. The use of the internet, the way we express ourselves though social media. And then there are the ways that we adorn our bodies. We can use jewelry, we can use clothing, however tattoos are still a favorite.
In an age of virtual reality and easy access to information why would simple body modification remain so popular? On the face of it it makes no sense. But look a little deeper and the attractions of traditional tattoos makes all the sense in the world.
Traditional tattoos have stood the test for a reason. They are simply beautiful. there may be more modern interpretations of the tattoo – such as black light versions which will show up under ultra violet light but these versions of tattoos simply do not take advantage of the skills of the professional tattoo artist.
Take for example the classic Koi image. It may seem simple, however, it has remained one of the most enduring of tattoo images for a reason. It is a classic. The artistry involved in placing that image onto a body, be it on a leg or back or chest is one of the most challenging jobs that a tattoo artist can undertake.
That is only one of the classic images that a skilled tattoo artist will provide. There are the Dragons, there are the lotus flowers and there are numerous images from classic history. In fact the number of different images is almost unlimited.
However, the classic approach to tattoo work has not changed in decades. The only difference is the skill of the artists and some of the inks that are used. The limits to the sorts of images that can be created using the body as a canvas has only grown – but the classic approach is still the preferred medium for those who want a long lasting and quality image on their body.
Tattoo artistry has grown as a profession. Their are now more people who are able to execute what clients require and provide them with a vision of what they want than ever before. Traditional tattoo art has now become more mainstream than ever before and more acceptable to society. A tattoo is no longer regarded as a sign of a deviant attitude to life. It is simply a way for an individual to express his or her beliefs.
The key for those who want to experience body art is to choose which form to express themselves. Traditional tattoo techniques have a rich history of making the dreams of those who want to ink their own dreams onto their body canvas a reality. A gifted artist and someone who knows those dreams will be a wonderful combination – and one that will result in art that will be worn with pride on skin that will simply shine.