I want to thank everyone who has been visiting my site and
buying my art! :)
It has been awhile now and I have been at the University busting
my hump to get done. I have (if I am lucky and play my cards
right) only two semesters left! I will graduate in the Spring,
hopefully! Fall Semester 2010 starts in about two weeks!
I hope that I will soon have new art here on my site for you to
view as quickly as possible. I have a Face Book Link so you can go
to my home there.
As you can see I am still messing with how my site looks, I like
this newer version, it has a darker side to it. I get teased by some
people because I have a darker side! ;)
I wanted to talk a bit about tattoos. I have seen so many tats out
there and it is amazing to see the freehand work...
Unfortunately I have seen some
stencil tats that are absolutely awful though!
I remember one guy I knew had this tattoo of Pegasus on his back
and the thing was done with a stencil and I've seen kids art
hanging on somebody's fridge that looked ten times better than
I actually had to rework that art on his back to give him a hard
copy to take to a better tat artist to repair it! Brrr!
I wouldn't recommend going to the first place that you see to get
body art done!
Tattoos are beautiful pieces and there is a great history to art on
the body, from the time of angels and the symbols, called sigils
that represent them, to the importance of a tattoo in a tribe to
show rank, status and even to announce one's making it to
adulthood, so with the idea of body art having been around so
long, it makes sense to do a bit of research on what is out there.
I had the opportunity to study an Ancient Art & World
Perspectives class and the Maoris of New Zealand were
mentioned in the Oceania section. I got to see some tattoo work
that the Maori tribes are famous for. They use a process with
sharpened shells that have been cut to resemble tiny combs, and
they dip these into the ink and literally "push" it under the skin,
cutting as they do so. As the cuts heal the tattoo becomes visible
and they are intricate. Needless to say, it takes a couple of people
to work on these tattoos. Usually someone is sitting on the guy
getting the work done...talk about a torture tattoo!!
As to people thinking body art is just for men, that is an outdated
mode of thinking. There are some beautiful pieces of body art out
there on women and if the work is done properly it is an
adornment to the body, just as a piece of jewelry is.
I create custom art for tattoos for clients. If you have something
in mind, please contact me and I will consult with you on pricing
and I would like to have a photo of the work for my gallery!
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