Tattoos were once a type of art reserved strictly for prostitutes, criminals and the lowest type of riffraff. Today they are the hottest “new trend”, so hot that they even have fake knock offs hitting the streets in a more than fashionable manner. Tattoos have definitely gone mainstream. Overnight they have replaced the trend of toy dogs within the circles of sexy girls all around the world, and left their stamps on necks and knuckles of all those well build stronger sex specimens.
The funny thing is that tattoos were a big taboo not so long ago, and the individuals that risked their respectability by putting them on their body usually weren’t so up front about it. The tattoos were hidden on less visible places, and today the trend is to put them out there so everyone can see. Before the most popular places for tattoos were on the torso and parts that were delicately hidden with clothing, and today the extremities are the ones to get tattooed first, especially the fingers, the neck, and the area around the collarbone.
Also the styles and types of tattoos have expanded a lot, next to old fashioned tattoos that are once again in style, you have the possibility of choosing from many different styles like American traditional, Japanese traditional, realism, portraiture, illustrative, new school, biomechanical, lettering, black and grey, neo-traditional, neo-Japanese, surrealism, trash polka, Polynesian, blackwork, dotwork, geometric, stick and poke, watercolor, sketch work, and others.
The times have changed, and we are more than happy to say that tattoos have even come to a point of approval within more serious circles such as the business world. It’s probably thanks to the new generation of yuppies which work in a more relaxed and easy going environment when it comes to physical appearance. There are no more stereotype suits with briefcases, today fashion is a wide palette and everything is a go, including body decorations.
So what are you waiting for?
And for all those who have a slight fear of the needle, there is always bodypainting and temporary henna tattoos.