3D Tattoos – The New Trend In Tats

December 20, 2011 by  
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Tattoos have gained mainstream acceptance in the last 10 years on a scale that few could have imagined a few decades back. With this acceptance has come an explosion of new artists and techniques. The latest move in the ink revolution is 3D tattooing. Put simply, it will blow your mind with its beauty and depth.

Tattoos 3D Style

When you think of tattoos, 3D is pretty much the last thing that comes to mind. Don’t get me wrong. There are some brilliant artists out there who can create tattoos by creating a synchronicity between the design and the contours of the body area to be covered. Combined with shading and subtle shadows, a quality artist can really make a tattoo come alive. As great as this is, however, it is not what we are talking about with a tattoo 3D style.

A tattoo 3D emphasized is like watching a movie in 3D

The tattoo just seems to stand up and pop off of the skin. If you have never seen one, an example from another artistic medium can help understand what these tats look like. Avatar was obviously a hugely successful and interesting movie. Perhaps more amazing was it finally took what had always been iffy, 3D technology, and brought it into the modern age. The characters and landscape in the movie just popped out of the screen. They looked, well, real. This is exactly what you get with 3D tats. The tat seems to have depth with some parts receding into the skin while others appear to pop out. The image of a body half in and half out of the skin really looks like a body half in and half out. It is amazing.

Pure Art

There are artist and then there are great artists. In the 1980s and 1990s, there were a select few tattoo artists who were so good that they actually turned around people’s lives. How so? They would help people who had major scars or burns feel more comfortable in public by creating tattoos that not only covered the effected area, but incorporated it into the tattoos to make the most amazing images possible. A burn with ridged scaring became a rose whose petals appeared to stick out of the skin because their edges were inked over the scar ridges. These tats supplied a solution for people who had damaged skin, but couldn’t afford plastic surgery. Arguably, they were the first 3D tattoo artist in the world.

Modern Approach To Tattoos

The good news is you don’t need damaged skin to get a tattoo 3D style these days. No, but you will need a slight body modification. The tattoo artist you work with will create slight rises and ridges in your skin by injecting a sugar solution under the skin. This will raise the skin just slightly, but enough to make your tat pop out of the skin like an image in Avatar. A flat rose becomes one that appears to be in bloom. A personal favorite is one gentleman who appears to have torn skin on his chest with a Spiderman suit underneath. The tattoo is done so well that it looks like the suit is clearly under the skin and ready to pop out.

Strongly Consider 3D Tattoos

If you are considering getting inked or adding to your current collection, I strongly encourage you to look into 3D tattoo styles. When combined with top notch art work, these tattoos are the match of any art in the world in their detail, realism and beauty. My next bit of ink is definitely going to be in the 3D style.

Absolutely amazing.

3D Tattoos – Taking Ink To The Next Level

December 9, 2011 by  
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Tattooing has grown massively in popularity during the last twenty years. If you’ve ever considered getting inked or upgrading what you already have, then you absolutely must check out 3D tattoos.

3D Tattoo – Is It Art?

Is a tattoo art? This question makes a tattoo artist roll their eyes, but some still consider it a legitimate question. As someone with a big shoulder tat, I can tell you that it definitely is because it requires a talented, creative person to draw the tattoo while keeping in mind the contours of the body part it will go on. If you still have doubts, however, I suggest you take a look at 3D tattoos. Not only are they clearly art, but they are some of the most stunning art you will ever see.

3D Tattoos – What Are They?

What are 3D tattoos?  As the name suggests, they are tats that appear to be three dimensional. Think of the movie Avatar. Whereas most movies are two dimensional, you were transported to an entirely different point of reference when you popped those 3D glasses on. Characters and the terrain just popped out off the screen.

The same effect occurs with 3D tats. The design appears to pop out of the skin. One classic design that many have seen online is the reversed Spider Man image. The tattoo is on the front of a gentleman’s chest. The skin of his chest appears to be torn and under it is the Spider Man suit. It may sound a bit gory, but it is a striking bit of artistic work. There is a depth that makes the skin appear to truly be layered over the suit.

There are a couple of different ways to get a 3D tattoo. The really talented artists can give a two dimensional tat a bit of 3D effect through shading and optimizing the design for the features of the body part it is on. People who have suffered bad scarring from, for example, burns often will get a tattoo over the scarred area that uses the ridges and bumps in the scarring to enhance the tattoo. I knew a young lady who had a rose done over a bad burn. The artist placed the petals over the ridges of the scars. It was the most amazing, beautiful thing I have ever scene. She actually was reduced to tears of happiness because she felt she could wear a bikini again without being embarrassed.

New Techniques In Tattoo

However, a new technique is being used for the more striking tats these days. The process involves strategically injecting a sugar substance under certain parts of the tat to raise them and emphasize the texture much like with the scarring I mentioned above. The change is slight, but makes a huge difference in the depth and appearance of the tattoo.

If you are considering getting a tattoo, I would really encourage you to take the time to look into 3D designs. The work you will see is simply amazing and utterly beautiful.

Does Tattooing Hurt? – The Eternal Dilemma of the First Timer

August 5, 2009 by  
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Imagine getting your first tattoo, whether it be a tattoo in 2D or a tattoo 3D. What will be going through your mind when you finally pluck up the courage to get inked for the very first time? You have put aside your fears, possibly with the help and support of friends and family, and accepted the associated needles and pain as part of the deal. You sit in the chair and all of your doubts flood back. You reflect on the answers of the people you confided in when you posed the question “Does it hurt?”

Will Getting A Tattoo Hurt

Whether it hurts or not or how much it hurts really does depend on the individual’s threshold of pain.
When it comes to ‘hurt’ how much is too much?

You are brave enough to carry on and the Tattooist commences his/her craft.

Now! One would think that once the piece of tattooed art has been started that eventually a completed masterpiece would be available for all to see BUT! Some baulk after commencement and some artworks remain unfinished.

The Jury is out on the level of pain that one must endure. It is totally reliant often the individual and often their emotional disposition at the time of inking.
The beauty of the end result, the prestige of the finished masterpiece and the overall desire to be different all play their part in the process of getting that very first tattoo.

“Did it hurt much” probably becomes a non issue after the fact.

Terrible Tattoos – They Can Change Your Life

August 5, 2009 by  
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Tattoo quality is similar to general art. In the main, tattoos can be pleasing pieces of artwork to the eye. However, whether it is conventional 2D or the more innovative tattoo 3D style artwork some inking just does not “cut the mustard”.

In plain English some tattoos are simply awful.

We have all seen tattoos that fall easily into this category. These are the so-called pieces of art that looked like they were inked behind the school bike sheds during recess for the price of a couple of ciggies.

Good Tattoo Advice

Here is some good advice. Before you commit to that desirable Tattoo 3D or 2d it is a sound practice to check out the tattooists work. Make sure that you are happy with the quality.

Remember, the more prominent the tattoo is the more you risk ridicule if the work is not professional.
Since your new tattoo is a relatively permanent piece of art it is very important you get it right the first time.

Tattoos And Your Emotions

Emotions play a part in the end result as well.
If your mind is clear you are sure to make a sound decision.
Waking up after a night on the town to find a graphic reminder of the previous night’s ordeal inked into your skin could transform your public persona from hero to looser. What seemed hilarious on the night of binge drinking may prove to be an intense form of embarrassment.

A final piece of advice is that of referral. If you have a friend who has a professional looking tattoo, ask where and by whom it was done. There can often be more than one tattooist work out of the same tattoo parlor and the results can often be markedly different.

With all that in mind, keep your head clear and avoid those tacky results.
Now go get that piece of inked artwork. Your new Tattoo in conventional 2d or even a tattoo 3D.

The Teardrop Tattoo And Its Various Meanings

August 5, 2009 by  
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One of the most controversial parts of the tattoo world is that of the teardrop tattoo. This look is worn by a number of people, but is most commonly spoken about due to its connections with imprisonment. Even within the prison system, the teardrop tattoo has a number of meanings and if you have one, it is worth being careful about who you speak to because there can be confusion over what it means. Explaining it may work, but remember that if someone has been to prison they may well have been there for a reason and not be terribly impressed by your explanation.

Usually, at least outside the prison system, the teardrop tattoo is given to symbolise the loss of a person close to you. However, its prison meaning, and one that extends to the outside due to the presence of former prisoners in the community, will often be that the bearer has killed another person. More than one teardrop beneath your eye means more than one kill. Whether the teardrop is filled or not also affects its meaning. An empty tear can mean an unsuccessful attempted murder, or that a loved one has been murdered. A tear that is full at the bottom and empty at the top means that the death of a loved one has been avenged.

For such reasons as listed above, it is perhaps unwise to get a teardrop tattoo underneath one’s eye. Additionally, it is particularly unwise to get one in Australia, as this kind of tattoo is often forcibly given by other inmates to convicted child molesters.