Hello Kitty, the iconic white cat with a red bow, dots for eyes, and absent mouth that is mysteriously cute as hell. I used to be into Hello Kitty stuff big time when I was a kid (Hello Kitty stationary and pencil boxes ftw) and still buy Hello Kitty stuff from time to time even now.
If you think about it though it’s amazing that something can be so universally popular yet the average buyer of Hello Kitty merchandise doesn’t have a clue as to what it’s about or what the story behind it is.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The single most requested tattoo design. The most popular tribal designs are Maori, Haida and Polynesian designs. There is also great interest in Native American tattoo designs. The term "tribal" of course covers an astonishing array of tattoo design possibilities, from the traditional tribal tattoos of indigenous and aboriginal cultures, to the latest in graphic design for the body.
The phoenix is another tattoo design that illustrates the enduring popularity of Japanese tattooing traditions. But the phoenix is also a design with a rich mythological history in both Eastern and western cultures. Tales of the phoenix appear in ancient Arabian, Greek, Roman, and Far Eastern mythology. In both Greek and Egyptian tales, the phoenix represented the sun, dying in flames at the end of the day and rising each morning.
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Lip Tattoo Ideas
Inside Of The Lip Tattoo
Inside of the lip tattoo is not the most popular. It is a rather personal tattoo that is carried with great pride by those who have, which tend to be lovers of tattoos. It is a choice that is very popular among fans of the hard - core, for example.
What makes this really special tattoo is that, if you wish, you can be completely secret. Unless you show it, no one can learn that it is there because even when you speak can be seen. Precisely for this reason is that many are a tattoo inside of the lip on one of these reasons : name of the beloved person, number of luck, Word or favorite phrase. I have known cases more "crazy" people who tattoos there important passwords and keys.
A curious fact that many people are unaware about this tattoo is that they are not permanent. Inside of the lip tattoo ideas can last between one and five years, depending on the person. And with regard to pain, who have one say that, surprisingly, not hurts so much.
Few tattoos are more public and noticeable than a tattoo on your fingers. Thus, few tattoos will more publicly proclaim your love than getting a ring tattooed on your ring finger with the one who you love. You could use this idea in place of the traditional wedding band on the day of your nuptials. This tattoo has the additional benefit of being easily covered by a physical wedding band for those in the professional sphere.
Integrating the whimsical nature of the sugar skull with other tribal and artistic influences has given birth to a postmodernism quality in present-day sugar skull drawings, paintings, and tattoos. You don't have to be Catholic or even Christian to appreciate the artistic value of the sugar skull. On paper, the decorative shapes and lines can be even more intricate than on real sugar skulls piped with thick, sticky icing. Artists have enjoyed the use of the skull as an artistic platform for centuries.
While sugar skulls created purely for artistic (rather than religious) reasons may have developed their own identity separate from the Catholic/Mexican culture they came from, I think it's still important to recognize and respect the history of these beautiful, cultural artifacts. If you want to get a tattoo of a sugar skull, there really isn't a defined set of rules for the design. The shape of the skull itself can be the more traditional squared chin shape or the more exaggerated Oaxacan style with the high, protruding cheekbones. The skull can be decorated with pretty much anything you want: flowers, swirls, stitches, geometric shapes, stars, dots, lines, etc. If you're having trouble coming up with ideas on how to adorn your sugar skull, your tattoo artist can help you decide based on things that you like. As with any tattoo, the only rule of thumb is to never copy someone else's idea. Come up with your own and it will have a lot more meaning for you in the long run.