SO WHAT…I HAVE TATTOOS!
Just because I have tattoos doesn’t mean I am white trash. It used to be that people with tattoos were stereotyped as “bad.” If you had a tattoo, you had no morals and you were not very trust worthy. Well, a lot has changed over the years. More and more people are realizing that getting tattoos is a way of outwardly expressing yourself. So ask yourself, if I were to get a tattoo, what would I get? Are you the type to get an Abstraction, Naturalistic, Simplification, Dedication, or Complex Tattoo? Now you are probably asking yourself, what the heck! Well I’ll explain that these are different forms of tattoos broken down into categories.
Mostly derived from “archaic,” meaning old school, styles of tattooing, and does not involve much work, is the Abstraction Tattoo. This tattoo is mostly done in black and classic grey, and such tattoos are commonly made around the navel, chest and calves, though arms and upper back are also emerging as popular choice. Most common forms are Tribals and Chinese lettering. The “ex” love of my life has two significant Tribals, one on his right arm, that he drew, and the other is on his upper back that was researched on the internet and redrawn to his liking.
Attempting to make tattoos in a “natural” form is the Naturalistic Tattoo. Portraits are the most common and involve detail, shading and perspective is done in such a way that it imparts a tattoo design in as much realism as possible. Popular TV show, LA Ink and owner Kat Von D, is well known for her expertise in this area.
When it comes to limitations and boundaries, there are none in Simplification Tattoos. Almost any and every shape and size can be included in this type, as long as it’s stylized by the tattoo maker. From action figures, flowers, and hearts, the range of designs in Simplification tattoos is quite wide. Panthers and lions are the popular designs in standard Simplification tattoos, while dragons and zodiac signs rule the roost...