Minggu, 20 Maret 2011

Finding the Perfect Frangipani Tattoos

For some who are considering Frangipani tattoos, you may be wondering a bit more about the object itself and what this flower is based on. This flower is based around a Lei flower or a Plumeria flower. The Plumeria flower is found in the Caribbean, South America, and the Pacific Islands and in Mexico. A Plumeria flower can in some areas grow to be an astounding 30 inches or more tall and can have a width that is half that size.

A Plumeria is a common tattoo especially if you are named after a certain flower and it's rare that you find someone who is named Frangipani. For those who are tired of looking at the everyday flowers, Frangipani tattoos are the next best thing. There are many designs of this flower available as well and colors.

Any type of flower tattoo is most common in women and can give you many different choices that you may like. You can get a rainbow added to the tattoo as this can add an array of bright colors such as red, yellow, orange, purple and more. This can amaze others who look at your tattoo.

Frangipani tattoos are elegant and can have an exotic type of appearance that can add class to any part of the body. This can look formal when you wear evening dresses or other evening attire.

Another thing to consider when choosing Frangipani tattoos is the attractiveness of it. Choose one that has taste and class and one that you truly feel is beautiful. You can ask around to family or friends for second opinions or what their thoughts are. Tattoos for the most part are permanent therefore again you should pick one you are going to be happy with.

Also remember that some designs are different in person as opposed to how they may look online or in a magazine. Try to print out a design for example from a website that may specialize in this type of tattoo design.
Bears have grown to become very popular in tattoo art recently due to their broad and rich use in symbolism throughout history and culture. Around 500 BC, the bear was used by the Celts across Europe as a symbol to represent war. In the Old Testament, this magnificent creature was used to symbolize evil influence and cruelty. In Christian symbolism, they were viewed as a positive representation of reform. In Ancient Greek and Egypt, it was believed that the Great She-Bear of the Ursa Major Constellation (The Big Dipper) was the incarnation of the great Goddess Diana or Artemis.

Bears have also been used extensively in Native American culture. For some tribes, they were used to symbolize battle, hunting, and healing. For other tribes, this symbol denoted the whirlwind which was used in times of war to confuse ones enemies and for medical and healing purposes. Some tribes viewed them as supernatural creatures and some even as Gods. Their annual hibernation was an expression of the need for silence and self reflection. The quiet of the cave was a symbol of the quiet of the heart.

Another reason why these tattoos have such diverse meanings and designs is the diversity amongst these creatures themselves. Bears such as the Kodiak and Grizzly can be used to symbolize immense strength, power, and danger. Polar bears in tattoo designs are rare and unique. With the current crisis this species is facing, a design incorporating this bear might be used to signify the last of a dying breed, to create awareness, or to symbolize hope. Other members of this family include Black bears and Pandas.

For anyone considering a design with a Koala, just remember that a Koala is not really a bear but actually a member of the marsupials. Finally, there are "teddy bear" tattoos which symbolizes "cute" I think.

Kamis, 10 Maret 2011

Tattoo Drawings And An Introduction to Tattoos

Doing your own Tattoo designs and drawings are something that you may or may not have considered doing yourself. It is something you can work at and the more you practice the better you will become at them. Once you start to build a strong portfolio of Tattoo drawings and designs, the word will then get around to other people and they will want you to do some tattoo drawings for them.

After developing your skills you will be surprised what kind of art related things people will want you to do. Logos, simple illustrations and there are now a number of website you can submit your art to and get paid.Here are few pointers.
If you are drawing tattoos for someone else, you will be able to discuss their exact requirements. When they describe what they want, they may have one version of what it looks like in their head where you may have another. Through discussion and talking, you can work with them for as long as it takes to meet somewhere that you are both happy. The goal here is for both parties to feel good about the finished tattoo and feel they you have a stunning tend result.

It is safe to say that every great tattoo comes first from a great tattoo drawing. No matter what you may think of tattoo drawings personally, always remember and keep in your mind that this tattoo drawing is very important to the person who is getting it, and you should feel really great they want to let you use their body as your canvas. Showing your work to the whole world. They will be wearing this permanent ink forever on their bodies so you need to take this into careful consideration when doing tattoos.

If the tattoo drawings are for yourself, make sure you get a second opinion before running off to the tattoo parlor, get at least two opinions even better. Getting the opinions of your tattoo designs will give you the confidence you need to actually get it inked and we have seen a lot of bad tattoo designs and drawings around.

Make sure your tattoo drawings are the absolute best you can do before giving it to your client. If you are not fully happy with it do not be afraid to say no and not give it away. Remember you are as only as good as your last tattoo drawing and you want the wearer to be showing the tattoo off to everyone and hopefully get more business for you through referrals.

Themes are a consideration for your tattoos.

There are a lot of themes that you can do your tattoo drawings for. Maybe you specialize and become renown for a specific style of tattoo drawings. A few themes to consider are: Celtic designs, tribal tattoos, dragon tattoos and custom tattoos. Many people choose original and custom tattoos because they want something special and unique on their body. However there are lots of tattoo websites that offer thousands of tattoo drawings that you could look at and get some ideas.

Tattoos... Everyone has a different reaction to that word. It always got my attention. I think the first one I saw on a live person, was my cousins. I must have been 7 or 8 years old. He had a funny caricature of a devil on his arm with "born to raise hell" written over it. I was amazed by it and although it wasn't until my mid 20's when I christened my skin, I wanted one the second I saw that little devil.

Today, tattooing is far more accepted in society than it was back in the 60's, still; there are people that frown upon the idea of marking your body with ink....forever. Whether it's a religious issue, or their own personal preference, they can't deny that the tattoo is almost as old as civilization itself.

The word tattoo is derived from the Tahitian word "tatu", meaning to mark or to touch something. The earliest known tattooed person is the infamous "Iceman" found in 1991, in the Otzal Alps, located in Italy. Carbon dating proved that he had lived about 5,300 years ago. Fifty-eight tattoos were noted on his body!! Archaeologists think he was an important figure in his society. The tattoos were charcoal and water based.

Ancient cultures used tattoos to ward off sickness or bad luck. The Egyptians were the first to use needles to tattoo the body. Archaeologists exhuming tombs, have even found children's dolls decorated with tattoos. Tattooing spread through Greece, and Arabia, and By 2000 BC., the tattoo had arrived in Asia.

The Japanese first used tattoos to identify criminals. Later it was transformed into an art form, producing some of the world's most beautiful tattoos. The Yakuza (Japanese mafia) use their tattoos to intimidate their rivals. Japanese style of tattooing has influenced hundreds of artists today.

Polynesians have also contributed greatly to the art. Their instruments consist of sharpened pieces of bone, or ivory, tied to a stick. They "chisel" the ink into the skin by hitting the top of the instrument with a mallet type object. The tool might consist of one sharp object, or a whole row of objects, resembling a rake.

Members of certain tribes underwent grueling hours tattooing their bodies as a right of passage. Those tools are still used today, for those same rituals, but it is a dying art form, performed only by those preserving their culture. They also developed a facial tattoo called the "Moko". This facial tattoo consisted of lines drawn about the face that would tell that persons life story.

Centuries ago in Europe, it was common to have family crests tattooed on the body, but when the Normans invaded in 1066, tattooing disappeared. 600 years later, a sailor named William Dempher, ran into Prince Giolo, known as the Painted Prince. He was brought from Polynesia to London, put on exhibition, and became a sensation.

In the 1700's, on one of his many trips to the South Pacific, Captain Cook came across Oami,a heavily tattooed man, whom he also brought back to England. The English were amazed, and soon tattooing became a fad amongst the upper class. Still it would be another 100 years before tattooing would have an influence in America.

The first electric tattoo machine was invented by Samuel O'Rielly in 1891. It evolved from an electric pen that Thomas Edison had invented a few years earlier. This machine is very similar to the one used today. With this invention, it was very easy to obtain a tattoo, so the upper class gradually turned its back on the art, and by the 1900's the glamour of being tattooed had lost its appeal. Tattoo artists found themselves working the seedy areas of neighborhoods, and tattooing went underground. Only by word of mouth could someone find a tattoo artist, or even see tattoo art. Tattooing became a secret society.

Once again, Samuel O'Rielly to the rescue. He moved from Boston to New York City and opened a tattoo shop in very popular Chatham Square, the Times Square of its day, and the birthplace of American style tattoos. There he met Charlie Wagner.

O'Rielly taught Wagner the art of tattoo until Sam's death in 1908. Charlie then met Lew Alberts, a wallpaper designer. Alberts incorporated his designs into tattoo art, and started making flash designs. Tattooing flourished in Chatham Square for nearly 20 years, until the depression hit. The soul of tattooing then moved to Coney Island. Shops opened up wherever military bases seemed to be. Mostly sailors would get tattooed, and each tattoo brought a different story from a different place.

After the Second World War, tattoos were less popular. Their association with bikers, and jailbirds had a great impact on the decline of tattooing in American culture. An outbreak of hepatitis in the 1960's brought tattooing to its knees. Needles weren't being sterilized, and reports of blood poisoning flooded the newspapers. New York outlawed tattoos and shut down its shops in Coney Island. Tattooing moved to New Jersey, Philadelphia, and all the way to San Francisco.

Today, tattooing is legal again in New York, and just recently made legal in Massachusetts. Artists hold international conventions, where they display work, perform work, and give seminars on tattooing. Many have an art degree. Cleanliness is an unwritten rule in the business these days. Shops would not survive if the proprietors did not keep a clean place of business. Tattooing has once again reached the upper echelon of society. Movie stars, rock stars, and corporate executives now grace their bodies with tattoos. Every tattoo has a special meaning for the one who wears it. Whether it's a tribute to a lover, or a child, mom or dad, a simple line or a detailed body suit, tattoos have made its mark in the history of the world.

Minggu, 06 Maret 2011

Phoenix Tribal Tattoos IV

Tattoo Phoenix Color in Shoulder

Tattoo Phoenix na coxa


Tattoo Fenix Negra

Tatuagem fenix Verde FullBack

Tatuagem Fênix Oriental FullBack

Tattoo Fenix com Flores Azuis fullback

Tatuagem Fenix com flores de cerejeira

Tatuagem Fenix Oriental Full Back

Tattoo Fenix Oriental Full back

Phoenix Tribal Tattoos III

Tatuagem Fenix (the Best)

Tattoo Fenix Black, Gray and Red

Tatuagem Fenix black and gray com cherry blossom

Tatuagem Fenix Black and Red

Tatuagem Fenix black and gray

Tatuagem Phoenix black and gray

Tattoo Phoenix Side Back Black and Gray

Tattoo Black Phoenix

Tattoo Tribal Phoenix & Kanji no pé

Phoenix Tribal Tattoos II

Tatuagem fenix Tribal preta e vermelha nas costas

Tattoo Carpa Tribal na Panturrilha

Tattoo Fenix Tribal

Tattoo Fênix Colorida

Tattoo Fênix Azul

Tattoo Traçado Fênix

Tattoo Fênix Black and Gray no ombro

Phoenix Tribal Tattoos

Tatuagem Borboletas e Tribal no tornozelo

Tatuagem tribal preta e vermelha no tornozelo

Tatuagem Fênix Tribal

Tatuagem fenix tribal com flor na panturrilha

Tattoo Fenix Tribal

Tattoo Fênix Tribal

Tattoo Maori on Back

Tattoo maori in shoulder

Tattoo hummingbird in Back

Tattoo Black Panther in Back

Tattoo Phoenix Side Back Black and Gray

Tatuagem Libelula in back