Archive for August, 2009
For a tattoo artist just mentioning a full back tattoo design excites them. Not only because a tattoo of this size will make them a lot of money, but also because they get the opportunity to work on a large piece of human canvas.
The human back is prime real estate in the tattoo world, and before getting a tattoo of this size one needs to carefully consider a few things.
1) Find a reputable tattoo artist that you can trust as you will be spending a lot of time with them before your whole back tattoo is complete. You want them to be fairly priced, competent and easy to get along with. When you first visit the artist you will discuss ideas you may have for your design as well as get input from the artist. This can take hours, and you will continue to discuss the design right through the process.
2) Research your concept. Look at magazines, the internet, books, museums or anywhere you can get inspiration.
3) Your tattoo artist will start creating a design based on your discussions. It’s a good idea to get a tracing of your back so you can see your design on the actual size of your back. This way you can see if there is too much space, not enough space, too many images and so on.
4) Once you see the first draft of your design this gives you the perfect opportunity to see if the design elements work. Sit and talk to your tattoo artist and see if the design needs a background to tie in all the design elements together. Discuss your thoughts and feelings about the design. Don’t be afraid to tell your tattoo artist if you don’t like something or you want a design element changed.
5) Once you have discussed what you would like changed, let the tattoo artist do their magic and then the will call you back in to see the next draft. This process will go on for a while until you are fully satisfied with your design.
6) The next step is to approve the final draft that you will feel great about. It’s this design that will be used to create the tattoo stencil.
7) Next you need to discuss color options. Things to consider will be what will look best for the design and most importantly, what colors reflect who you.
8) From here you can book your first appointment and get your full back tattoo design underway. This will be one appointment of many to complete the design. The end result will be spectacular.
Tattoos are becomming more and more popular in todays world, and why shouldn’t they be poular. They express who you are, make a statement, are a fashion accessory and are beautiful form of art.
There are 3 main places to find a great printable tattoo design to express yourself. Let’s have a look at 3 ways to find some great designs.
1) Tattoo Magazines
Their are lots of tattoo magazines on news stands that you can purchase to get inspiration for a design. One great magazine is ‘Inked’. They always seem to feature celebrities with tattoos which can always give you some great ideas. Further to magazines on newstands you can look at online magazines. ‘Inked’ now has an online version of there magazine which could be great to subscribe to. Just head over to http://www.inkedmag.com/ and check it out. You can even do a Google search for online magazines if you prefer to view things online instead of in hard copy.
2) Tattoo Parlours
All tattoo parlors have a large range of tattoo flash on display for you to choose from. This can somewhat be limiting as it’s usually the designs by that particular tattoo artist who owns the studio, and you might not see a whole lot of different tattoo styles. But if this is what suits you and you like their designs, this might suffice. When deciding to get a tattoo from a parlor always ask ‘Do you have references for your work?’ just to make sure they are reputable and are good at their craft. Also ask the costs, as this is sometimes overlooked.
3) Online Galleries
One of the best places to find an awesome printable tattoo design is the internet. It’s so vast and wide that it’s pretty obvious that the internet is the best place in my opinion to find great inspirational designs. When you strat looking on the internet for designs, I suggest to first do some research on what type of design you would like, as this allows you to narrow down your search and make it easier for you to make a decision on what design to look for.
August 25, 2009
- If you have been wanting to design your own tattoo, this article will give you ideas and tips on how to get started.
Tattoos are great way to express yourself, and if you love body art there is nothing better than expressing who you are as an individual with a tattoo.
If you really love tattoos, but you don’t want to have to go through the pain of the needle you can go for a temporary tattoo. What’s even better is that you can now create your own tattoo design and print them out on your inkjet or laser printer using special paper.
There are a couple of websites where you can order inkjet and laser tattoo paper:
One place is Crafty Computer Paper which has step by step instructions for you to follow, or you can download their instruction sheets.
The other website is DecalPaper.com, and they also have step by step instructions for you to follow as well.
So give it a go and create your own beautiful temporary tattoo print.
So who were the Aztecs?
They were a tribe that lived from the 13th to the 16th century in and around the area which is now known as Mexico. Religion and the gods were extremely important to the Aztecs. Their daily life revolved around pleasing and honoring the gods.
Aztec tribal tattoos were used for a variety of reasons:
- Aztec tribal tattoos were done during rituals and always to honor of a specific god.
- Different Aztec tribal tattoo designs were used to identify different tribes.
- Aztec tattoo designs were used to show a persons status. For example a warriors rank.
There are several common Aztec tattoo designs that we see:
A lot of the designs involve the sun. Sun tattoos were in honor of Huitzilopochtili, the Aztec sun god. The sun was very important to the Aztec people, it was the guardian of the heavens. Therefore today, an Aztec sun tattoo symbolizes belief in an afterlife.
Quetzalcoatl – the feathered serpent god of ancient Mexico – has also been adapted to Mexican tattooing. Quetzalcoatl, the god of weather, creativity and fertility, was the most powerful of all Aztec gods.
All tattoos tell a story and Americans love to show their pride and patriotism with American flag tattoo designs.
Some other suggestions to show your patriotism include getting the outline of your state or the United States tattooed to your body.
Lots of people get patriotic tattoos like this and have them colored in with words, some with their hometown marked or with state symbols.
Some of the most common patriotic tattoos include eagles clutching American flags. The letters U.S.A. as well as the words United States of America are popular additions to great patriotic tattoo designs.
Many people choose to incorporate their patriotic pride into more personal emblems that represent their interests . Some ideas include an American flag draped around a cross in honor of the religious freedoms of this country.Waving American flags behind objects are also popular, such as behind bald eagles, or perhaps behind beautiful and sexy women. The are many possibilities for incorporating an American flag into your patriotic tattoo designs are endless. draped around a cross in honor of the
Other ideas for patriotic tattoos are popular landmarks from across the country. Landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, or memorials to the twin towers.
To make your tattoo even more personal, you can add any word, phrase, or slogan you choose on a banner or ribbon which can be placed above or below your tattoo.
You can ultimately decide what story you want your tattoo to portray, but it all starts with American flag tattoo designs, and then your imagination can go wild.
Ambigram tattoo designs have been rising in popularity for many years, and it’s pretty obvious why. This is the only tattoo design that allows someone to present two messages in the one image. Ambigram tattoos are lettering designs that read the same whether they are the right side up, or upside down. They are very cool!
There are different types Amigrams:
Lettering art that are drawn so the lettering is legible when right side-up AND upside-down.
Designs that read the same thing both right side-up and upside-down.
Designs that read something different when viewed
upside down and are typically made from words, names, or phrases, and can also come in different shapes, styles, and fonts.
If you want to make a statement with your tattoo, no matter which way it’s facing, think about getting an ambigram tattoo.
Scorpion tribal tattoos have long been a popular tattoo symbol in many different cultures.
Scorpion tattoos are meant to protect the bearer of the tattoo and ward off both the sting of the scorpion and often times, evil spirits.
In various scorpion tattoos, the scorpions sting is represented in different ways. Some tattoos for example, incorporate a small exploding bomb at the end of the scorpion’s tail. Others focus on depicting the needle-sharpness of the scorpion’s stinger.
Like a curled fist, the coiled scorpion image seems to represent that its wearer is a fighter.
The arms, shoulders and the back are the most popular spots for a large scorpion tattoo.
Besides realistic scorpion tattoos, the scorpion was a popular symbol used in the tribal tattoo art of many different cultures.
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White tiger tattoo designs are a great option if you are seeking the symbolic qualities of tigers with added feeling of exoticness.
Genetically, white tigers lack specific pigmentation that results in white fur, vertical black stripes, blue eyes, pink paws and pink noses.
In the wild, white tigers are unable to blend with their natural environments, making survival practically impossible. Their white coats hinder their ability to sneak up on prey causing many to die of starvation.
Many people who can identify with this “life-long struggle” seek white tiger tattoos while others may choose them to represent their own personal uniqueness or the fact they consider themselves special.
White tiger tattoos may also feature other artistic elements to increase the tattoo’s beauty or symbolic meaning. One such item is the tiger lily. This particular flower has been incorporated into many white tiger tattoos, as it is also known for its exotic appearance. Cherry blossoms and waterfalls are other elements that add beauty and color to many of today’s tiger tattoos.
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