Monday, July 6, 2009

Popular International Tattoo Style

Many kinds and types of tattoos, tattoo Here are some of the famous in the world :

Celtic tattoos:

Celtic tattooing has become by far one of the most popular designs for tattoos. From their complex crosses, knot-work, the early Celts displayed them on metal, jewelry, and weapons. Most Celtic designs are taken from Irish manuscripts. Celtic knots are one of the most popular and are usually intricate loops with no end or beginning, which in Celtic traditions symbolizes the never ending cycle of death and rebirth. Zoomorphic (Celtic animal) designs are usually fairly similar , but the lines end in the feet, heads, and tails. Celtic tattoos have become the ideal design for people with Celtic, Irish, Scottish, or Welsh heritage. However, tackling this style can be daunting for some artists as it requires an eye for detail and uniformity.

Chinese Tattoos:

Chinese tattoos often feature dragons and Kanji symbols. These tattoos can be seen in all social groups. Everyone from big celebrities to your average Joe have caught the fever for these eye-catching and artistically beautiful tattoos. The Chinese characters tend to please aesthetically, which only increases its popularity. The meaning behind Chinese tattoos can be endless, as the client's meaning bears much more sway on them than a meaning written in a text book. Most people can identify with the strength and power of a dragon, and often times contribute it to change in their lives.

In transition to the Japanese style tattoos, I would like to stop for a moment and discuss Kanji tattoos. Kanjis are oriental inspired tattoos, and are by far one of the more popular walk-in tattoos. However, many Kanji tattoos go regretted due to the mis-translation of meaning. Though, most kanji's on flash sheets say words beneath them you aren't able to translate the symbols directly into the English language. It is important to first do some research before getting any ones, even spur of the whim tattoos.

Japanese Tattoos:

Once again, much like the Chinese dragons, Japanese tattoos are gaining steam in popularity. The more common tattoos would be Koi fish, as they usually help represent rebirth, and change. Dragons, the Phoenix, tigers, and many other designs are fairly popular as well. There are many artists these days that specialize in the oriental styles , of which tend to be more of an elaborate, and vibrant tattoo style.

By : Phie

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