What Makes a Tattoo Art?

Tattoos have a long and rich history that spans among cultures and classes. There are stereotypes also associated with tattoo, but things are starting to change within the realm of tattoo culture. More people from different walks of life are adoopting tattoo as an acceptable form of personal adornment. Even moreso, people are starting to see tattoo for what it is - a true artform. While tattoo art is becoming less taboo and more largely appreciated, there still are some differences between tattoos and those we can deem as tattoo art. The latter takes more time, dedication, creativity, and let's face it, more money.

 

Good tattoos versus Bad Tattoos

We have all seen amazing tattoos that make our jaws drop as we seeth with admiration and envy.  We all have our favorite tattoo artists and if we're fortunate enough, have had the pleasure of getting their artwork permanently on us. Unfortunately, we may have seen even more tattoos that are awful or uncreative. Even worse, are the tattoo FAILS. There are whole websites dedicated to this, and the internet is never short on memes for #tattoofail. I'm sure even some of you, my dear readers, have fallen victim to bad tattoos. If you're lucky, you've gotten it removed through laser treatment or with a great cover up. It's very easy to be able to tell the difference between tattoos that can be seen as art and tattoos that well, just can't. 

 

Tattoo Artist: Lakytattoo Maksims Zotovs

 

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