The Facts: What You Should Know About Tattoos...
The following pages contain the combined wisdom of many experts within thetattooing world. So why not print 'em off, grab your favorite drink and read it offline.Regardless of whether you are a seasoned tattoo enthusiast or a tattoo virgin you areguaranteed to find the following pages full of valuable insights and expertise!
hile tattoos have been around for thousands of years, they are currently experiencing analmost unprecedented popularity in the around the world even in countries such as Iran!However, the general population of developed countries still regards them with somedisdain, especially against those who have A LOT of any type of body art. The purpose of this guide is NOT to raise these issues or to change such views, but to educate those whoare interested in learning more about tattoos. Regardless of motive, tattooing is a verypersonal choice. This information should help you make a wiser decision about getting inked, since thereversing process is not easy.
Getting a tattoo is possibly one of the most personal and permanent decisions you are likely to make. Itis not a decision that should be made on a whim. It’s best to be as honest with yourself as possibleabout WHAT type of tattoo design you want and more importantly WHY you want to get it.Educating yourself about the different styles of tattoos will help. Unless you have a definite tattoo designimprinted into your brain it is recommended that you expose yourself to as many different styles andtattoo designs before you make a commitment to be inked. This is where this e-book will come inhandy.The images in the e-book are for educational purposes and are NOT intended to copied straight ontoyour skin. Some tattoo artists may be insulted if you waltz into their studio and ask to have an image of another person's tattoo copied. But then other tattoo artists will tell you that nearly all tattoo art isderivative. One just needs to look at any major style of tattoo from Celtic to Tribal to see how it isderived from earlier works of art and body adornment.So even before you commit to a tattoo you should check out the tattoo artist’s work. Ask to see aportfolio of their customized work NOT their 'bread and butter' tattoo designs. If there is a tattoo designthat matches the style you have in mind or 'resonates' with you then ask the artist how the design cameabout, in other words was it designed 'freestyle' by the artist or copied from a picture.You basically want to find out if the artist is happy doing customized work or prefers to work off animage such as a flash design or from a tattoo magazine or website. A quick survey of tattoo artistswould suggest that most of them do not like to do customized work too often because it is HARD work!