The world of tattooing has changed greatly for tattoo artists. No longer are they solely found in the run down and unsavory areas of a city or in prisons, even though there are still those who do their tattooing in such places. Tattoo artists are now working in the better neighborhoods as well.
More people than ever appreciate the beauty of tattoos, and the tattoos themselves have become more colorful, more professional and more realistic. There are shows on television about the lives of the tattoo artists and most states have one tattoo convention a year or more. There are also professional schools to train future artists.
A tattoo design can tell you a lot about a person’s personality and character. Common tattoos found on people might represent anything from their sweetheart to their greatest passions, to their favorite soccer team or even to their children. Most tattoo enthusiasts enjoy talking about their tattoos and explaining the meaning of each one.
The most an aspiring tattoo artist could hope for in the past was to be trained from someone else already established in the business. The designs were often rudimentary and done with homemade machines or by hand. The sanitary conditions under which a tattoo artist worked were awful. Not much was known about antibacterial precautions and as a result ink poisoning due to ill prepared inks and dyes was widespread.
Today’s tattoo artists have achieved a new respectability. There are gatherings where tattoo artwork can be appreciated and magazines devoted to this art form. The tattoo joints where things are done as quickly as possible are now being threatened by the increasing number of upscale salon-type tattoo parlors. A tattoo is for life, so people want a quality design rather than something rushed!
The clientele of these upscale tattoo establishments want something more exotic than a standard butterfly tattoo, for example. They are looking at this permanent design as a way to show off their unique personality and taste. Many times incredible one of a kind drawings and pictures with the most intricate designs are etched upon the skin.
While some people decide to visit a tattoo artist to get permanent ink put into their skin, others want to have the choice between tattoos and piercing. It is for this reason that many tatto artists are also certified to pierce different body parts .
Society has certainly changed a lot over the past twenty five years. What used to be seen only on prisoners and sailors is now acceptable for just about anyone, and in fact, today a lot of people have tattoos. Tattoo artists are no longer treated with disdain. Some of them are even revered as incredible artists and people are impressed by their work. As more people choose to get tattoos, this art form will become even more acceptable. What better way to show off your individuality?