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Body Art Designs – Picking a Design Which Fits You

It is tough trying to find the perfect body art designs which suit you, but it is well worth the effort. There are so many images to choose from, especially when you look past the more cliché designs.  There are Tattoo websites with literally tens of thousands of options.  Sadly, you might go blind from staring at your screen for too long if you examine each one.  So what should you do to start narrowing down your options?  Which set of imagery is right for you? What do you want your tattoo to say?  Don’t panic.  This is a great chance to take a deeper look into origins and meanings of the patterns you like.

 

Chances are you would like to have your tattoo actually mean something.  Without any changes most tattoos are not so much a statement as a joining of different group.  You have to run yourself into the ground looking for the most unique and rarely used patterns.  Do not be scared of the elements which make up popular designs.  These elements are popular for a reason.  Kanji symbols, Celtic knots and tribal tattoos are some of the more common aspects which are used to change a generic image into a dazzling and unique masterpiece.  A red dragon could easily be a lot more distinctive and attractive if it has a large intricate key clutched in its teeth or talons.  Key tattoos can easily be made unique by changing the teeth of a key or the head into a different symbol which represents you.  Think about adding in a lucky number, a Kanji symbol or a Celtic cross as part of your design.  The sky is the limit.  Key tattoos are used to hint at secrecy, mysteriousness and/or protection.  Start by saving a bunch of images you like.  You should not be using everything you find in a single design, but you will start to see a pattern of certain pictures blend well with others.

 

When using Celtic tattoo design – remember that you don’t have to just use a cross or a knot.  Celtic culture is full of long forgotten Gods and creatures.  Do a bit of research and you will be coming up with designs that look amazing and make a great conversational piece.  It is also worth it to look into other ancient Celtic symbols.  Triskels, the Triquetra, and spirals often render icons of infinity and balance.  Once you find a pattern you like, take a deeper look into the culture and find out exactly what it means.  If you are really bold, you could even go so far as to tattoo the images of an entire legend across your body.

 

Don’t forget – body art designs are supposed to last forever.  Stop and think about that before you run in and grab something off the shelf.  I have designed a few tattoos myself because I like the idea of having permanent art which is just for me.  If you already have a tattoo you have your heart set on, think about how it could be made better.  Getting your own tattoo made just for you is simply the best.  Even if you suck at drawing, you can always mix some of your favs with some doodles.  This will help you get a clearer picture of what you want.  Custom tattoos usually costs more than the off the shelf designs, but it is well worth taking the extra time and money.  Trust me you are going to be happier with a design you can truly call your own.

 

If you think you are up to the challenge to design a full tattoo by yourself, start off with rough sketches.  Once you’re happy with these you can make a more completed version.  It is also worth your while to look into websites with tattoo designing software.

About the Author

Kyle has already been helping with just that sort of software to help you design your own key tattoos within a couple minutes.

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The human body is the most fraught and fascinating, talked-about and taboo, unique yet universal fact of our lives. It is the inspiration for art, the subject of science, and the source of some of the greatest stories ever told. In Anatomies, acclaimed author of Periodic Tales Hugh Aldersey-Williams brings his entertaining blend of science, history, and culture to bear on this richest of subjects. In an engaging narrative that ranges from ancient body art to plastic surgery today and from head to toe, Aldersey-Williams explores the corporeal mysteries that make us human: Why are some people left-handed and some blue-eyed? What is the funny bone, anyway? Why do some cultures think of the heart as the seat of our souls and passions, while others place it in the liver?A journalist with a knack for telling a story, Aldersey-Williams takes part in a drawing class, attends the dissection of a human body, and visits the doctor?s office and the morgue. But Anatomies draws not just on medical science and Aldersey-Williams?s reporting. It draws also on the works of philosophers, writers, and artists from throughout history. Aldersey-Williams delves into our shared cultural heritage?Shakespeare to Frankenstein, Rembrandt to 2001: A Space Odyssey?to reveal how attitudes toward the human body are as varied as human history, as he explains the origins and legacy of tattooing, shrunken heads, bloodletting, fingerprinting, X-rays, and more. From Adam?s rib to van Gogh?s ear to Einstein?s brain, Anatomies is a treasure trove of surprising facts and stories and a wonderful embodiment of what Aristotle wrote more than two millennia ago: ?The human body is more than the sum of its parts.

Bang Bang


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Bang Bang, Paperback, English-language edition, Pub by HarperCollins Publishers on 08-15-2016

Beast


Beast


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Mixed martial arts is the fastest-growing sport in America; all over the country new gyms are popping up and new viewers are tuning in to UFC matches. Although some dismiss it as brutal combat, its fighters are among the most dedicated athletes in any arena. But MMA also takes a heavy toll on the body, and it’s a rare fighter who can earn a living in the sport’s top ranks. Beast follows four high-level fighters at the gym American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Author Doug Merlino had unprecedented access, training alongside the men for two years, traveling to their matches, and eating in their homes. Mirsad Bektic is a young Bosnian refugee who started in karate as a boy in Nebraska and dreams of stardom. Jeff Monson is a battered veteran at forty-one, an outspoken, tattooed anarchist enjoying a bizarre burst of celebrity in Russia. Steve Mocco is a newcomer-a former Olympic wrestler from a close-knit, intellectual family. Finally, there’s Daniel Straus, an ex-con who has fought his way from nothing up to title contention. All will experience electrifying highs and career lows, and Merlino is there every step of the way. But along with blood-spattered front-row access, Merlino brings us a blunt examination of the history, culture, business, and meaning of professional cage fighting. Beast is a book for both the uninitiated and the hard-core fan, a fascinating journey into an often misunderstood world.

Billboards


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In the not-too-distant future, when every conceivable flat surface is covered by advertising, men and women begin selling the geography of their bodies to the highest corporate bidders. What they don’t know is that the new tattoos have integrated circuits that track every product they use. It’s no big deal. that is, until weddings are forbidden based on corporate conflicts of interest! Featuring an Introduction by science-fiction legend and multi-HUGO and NEBULA Award-winning auther Robert Silverberg, and with art by Dave Gutierrez, this biting satire by Clifford Meth (SNAKED) will tickle the bejezus out of you!

Billboard


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Drama / 2m, 1f / Interior Set Andy, a recent college graduate weighed down by student loans, gets paid a great deal to tattoo a corporate logo on his forehead. His artist girlfriend Katelyn is not impressed, his liberal best friend thinks he’s crazy, and now he has to live with it. The decision has both tragic and comic consequences as he comes to learn that the logo is more than just ink on his skin. But Katelyn sees a very unique artistic opportunity. She sees his body as an example of the extent to which consumerism has permeated our daily lives. When Andy decides to rip up the check and get the tattoo removed he finds he is faced with an unexpected decision. Billboard is a comedy about the battle between commercialism, fame, art and love. Winner of the 2006 Next Generation Playwriting Contest by Reverie Productions and the 2006 Tim Robbins Playwrighting Contest for Plays of Social Significance.

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Body Art


Body Art


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Helen Orme, Hardcover, Series: Fact to Fiction, English-language edition, Pub by Perfection Learning Corporation

Art by Tattooists


Art by Tattooists


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Deadly Charades


Deadly Charades


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Sophia Harriman owns a successful art gallery in the French Quarter. She’s thinking how good life is while she waits for the stop light to turn green. Suddenly her world is turned upside down when a dead body smashes onto her windshield. As Sophia struggles with the identity of the victim, she’s forced to confront the shady details surrounding her father’s death many years before. With her tattoo-artist renter and her teenage nephew in tow, Sophia sets out to unravel the mystery of the dead man. Along the way, she uncovers an illegal scheme that threatens to bring down the government’s rich and powerful, who stop at nothing to make sure she doesn”t succeed. With murder nipping at her heels, Sophia runs into treacherous roadblocks at every turn. Her investigation takes her from New Orleans to the hill country of Texas to the Indian reservations of Albuquerque to the posh city of Boca Raton and finally to the halls of justice in Washington D.C.The suspense is palpable and the stakes are high. The killer is determined to win at any cost. He’s adamant and resourceful. Will Sophia ever find justice for an elusive killer with friends in high places?

1,000 Deaths


1,000 Deaths


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Bone Deep


Bone Deep


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Love plumbs deep below the surface. In 1946, Sarah, a grieving war widow goes to the carnival with friends and is riveted by the tattooed man in the freak show, adorned in head to toe body art. Later she discovers the man hiding in her hayloft, escaped from imprisonment by the evil owner. She shelters Tom on her farm, fighting a powerful attraction while learning about his mysterious past and gentle nature. When a child goes missing, Tom uses his psychic gift to find her but his assistance doesn’t relieve the locals’ mistrust of such an exotic stranger. Small-town prejudice tears the lovers apart and a very real threat from the carnival owner endangers them. Can the lovers rise above obstacles of fear and hatred to create the family both have always craved?

100 Dragons


100 Dragons


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Classic Flash 2


Classic Flash 2


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In more than 100 pieces of contemporary flash, Tilt and his collaborators celebrate the lineage of tattoo artists who have paved the way while looking forward to the future of tattooing. Using the five classic bold colors (black, red, yellow, green and brown), the flash in this second volume continues to explore the importance of the origin and essential foundations of tattooing while making its own mark on the visual history of this folk art. Offering a broad range of themes, this is an ideal flash book for anyone in the tattoo industry.

Classic Flash in 5 Bold Colors


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*Author: Mcculloch, Jeromey *Publication Date: 2009/01/28 *Number of Pages: 112 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 10.75 *Height: 8.50

Indigenous Australian Art


Indigenous Australian Art


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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Indigenous Australian Art, History of Australia, Body Painting, National Gallery of Australia, Tattoo, The Arts, Pigment, Henna, Critical Mass, Conceptual Art, Performing Arts, Public Nudity, Depictions of Nudity, Street Art in Melbourne, Leonardo da Vinci.

Inked


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In recent decades, tattoos have gone from being a subculture curiosity in Western culture to mainstream and commonplace. This two-volume set provides broad coverage of tattooing and body art in the United States today as well as around the world and throughout human history. Provides the most complete global overview of tattooing and body art as it exists today and throughout history, available in one resource? Addresses the major practices, their historical and cross-cultural locations, and the major cultural groups and places in which tattooing has played a central role in social and cultural practices? Covers individuals who helped popularize tattooing, the major theoretical issues surrounding tattooing, the laws and customs regarding tattooing, the many ways in which tattooing has played a role in various marketing and advertising campaigns, and the social movements that have influenced or been affected by tattooing? Includes a comprehensive list of resources such as magazines, organizations, websites, and museums devoted to tattooing as well as a glossary and comprehensive bibliography

Inked


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Inked magazine covers pop culture and music for people that enjoy Tattoo art or have Tattoo designs on their bodies. Each issue has interviews with popular celebrities and the tattoo artists who decorate their bodies. There are tons of photos to inspire your next work of body art.

Inked


Inked


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Four of today’s hottest urban fantasy writers together for the first time! From today’s most provocative authors come four tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance exploring body art that is more than it seems-in a world of magic and mayhem that always leaves its mark. This captivating tattoo theme surrounds each author’s popular characters and worlds: Karen Chance’s war mage Lia de Croissets, Marjorie M. Liu’s demon-hunter Maxine Kiss, Yasmine Galenorn’s Otherworld Intelligence Agency operative Camille D’Artigo, and Eileen Wilk’s Lupi world.

Science Ink


Science Ink


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Body art meets popular science in this elegant, mind-blowing collection, written by renowned science writer Carl Zimmer. Showcasing hundreds of eye-catching tattoos that pay tribute to various scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and neuroscience to mathematics and astrophysics, Science Ink reveals the stories of the individuals who chose to inscribe their obsessions in their skin. Best of all, each tattoo provides a leaping-off point for bestselling essayist and lecturer Zimmer to reflect on the science in question, whether it’s the importance of an image of Darwin’s finches or the significance of the uranium atom inked into the chest of a young radiologist.

Covered in Ink


Covered in Ink


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A small dolphin on the ankle, a black line on the lower back, a flower on the hip, or a child?s name on the shoulder blade?among the women who make up the twenty percent of all adults in the USA who have tattoos, these are by far the most popular choices. Tattoos like these are cute, small, and can be easily hidden, and they fit right in with society?s preconceived notions about what is? gender appropriate? for women. But what about women who are heavily tattooed? Or women who visibly wear imagery, like skulls, that can be perceived as masculine or ugly when inked on their skin? Drawing on autoethnography, and extensive interviews with heavily tattooed women, Covered in Ink provides insight into the increasingly visible subculture of women with tattoos. Author Beverly Thompson visits tattoos parlors, talking to female tattoo artists and the women they ink, and she attends tattoo conventions and Miss Tattoo pageants where heavily tattooed women congregate to share their mutual love for the art form. Along the way, she brings to life women?s love of ink, their very personal choices of tattoo art, and the meaning tattooing has come to carry in their lives, as well as their struggles with gender norms, employment discrimination, and family rejection. Thompson finds that, despite the stigma and social opposition heavily tattooed women face, many feel empowered by their tattoos and strongly believe they are creating a space for self-expression that also presents a positive body image. A riveting and unique study, Covered in Ink provides important insight into the often unseen world of women and tattooing.

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