The Art of Tattooing
With its traditional and potentially spiritual nature, tattooing easily qualifies as a folk art. However, given the skill and artistry of certain tattooists like Coco, tattooing also is among the fine arts.
Accordingly, is it appropriate to discuss tattooing as an art form?
If the creator or receiver of the tattoo sees it as art, then that’s what it is. Tattoos have gone through movements and trends, just as any other art form has. They are the product of the skilled application of materials, with consideration given to placement, aesthetics, and style.
Keeping this in consideration, are Fine Line Tattoos bad?
Fine line tattoos are another example of less-bold tattoos being more of an issue when it comes to the Instagram versus real life distinction. “These tattoos will either bleed [or] spread overtime, like your average tattoo, or will fall out in places and not look as legible as when first done,” Fiore says.
What kind of art is tattoo?
A tattoo is a form of body modification where a design is made by inserting ink, dyes, and/or pigments, either indelible or temporary, into the dermis layer of the skin. The art of making tattoos is tattooing.
Graffiti and tattoos are both considered forms of drawings or inscriptions outside of an archeological context — graffiti falling somewhat into a social nature, with tattoos being more personal. …
Not only is the Tattoo an art form, it’s one of humanities most ancient art forms and methods of self expression. The ‘Tatau’ otherwise known as the ‘Tattoo‘, originated in the Pacific Islands and dates back to the 18th century. The Samoans created bone needles to embed ink deep into the skin.
Tattoos are really just drawings or paintings on the body. The tattooist has to draw the tattoo first and then has to develop the picture onto the skin of a person. Tattooing literally is art.
body art is just what its name implies: an art form in which the artist’s body is the medium rather than the more conventional wood, stone, or paint on canvas.— Robert Atkins, Art Speak, 1990 specifically : decorative tattoos or piercings The celebrity mom adds to her collection of body art.
All tattoos fade and blur a bit over time, say the artists. … Fingers, feet, knees and elbows can be difficult to heal and the skin regenerates faster on those spots, meaning that tattoo won’t last as long.
5. They Can Easily Be Reworked. Even though tiny tattoos fade more quickly than bigger ones, they are easier to fix when it happens. “You can just have it reworked in 10 years and go back over it,” says Thompson.