A tattoo is a design usually decorative or symbolic achieved by inserting ink into the skin. It is traditionally made with India ink or inks coal or tallow, and more recently with inks containing pigments industry. Tattoo inks are available in many different colors and can realize the reason for his choice. There is even a transparent ink that reacts to black light: this type of tattoo is called watermarking “UV” or “Blacklight” 1. The tattoo is indelible, and is considered a type of permanent body modification.
The technique involves introducing the tattoo ink into the skin using a sharp object or needles. The wound healing caused by the stitching, and reveals the drawing by transparent skin. The ink is deposited in a precise enough space at the boundary between the dermis, and the epidermis. The depth of the bite varies from 1 to 4 mm depending on the types of skin and body parts, the thickest areas located in the back, elbows and knees. Tattooing has been practiced for thousands of years in many parts of the world for reasons of symbolism, religious, therapeutic and aesthetically pleasing. In many civilizations, it is even considered a rite of passage because of the pain endured during the realization of the pattern.
There are lots of models of tatoo that people can choice:
Tribal tattoo : Tribal style offers a graphic lines thick, usually black or more rarely in shades of gray. The motifs are inspired by primitive symbols or rituals are simply more abstract designs. This style of tattoo is often done on the shoulder or strap around the arm in males and in the lower back for women.
Pointillist art or point (or dot-dot art-work for English speakers): the design of the tattoo is performed partially or entirely based on points, giving the effect of unusual materials in tattooing. This style is based largely used in the pointillism of Impressionist painting.
Realistic: the realistic style is to run patterns as the most realistic, most successful even give the impression of seeing real pictures. The most common tattoos are realistic portraits.
Asian: Asian style is inspired by Asian art and often uses representations of dragons, fish (especially koi), Buddha, or kanji. The drawing style is very close to the old drawings and prints, Chinese and Japanese. Moreover, we must differentiate the Asian style of Irezumi, it only affects large tattoos traditional sizes achieved.
Celtic tattoos Celtic consists of designs inspired by Celtic art (Celtic crosses and knotwork, mythological creatures, etc..). It is mostly black.
Polynesian tattoos Polynesian style is characterized by traditional motifs from the Polynesian culture. Tattooing is done only in black and is composed of curved lines or stylized representations of animals (shark, turtle, lizard, etc..).
Old school or “traditional” old school grounds are run according to traditional Western. It is made with thick outlines, strong black shadows and uses bright primary colors. The designs are often inspired rock ‘n’ roll and repeat themes of the 50s and 60s. Drawings pinup, pink, tiger, playing cards, or military or maritime symbols are very common examples of this style of tattooing.