Tattoos are one of the greatest human artistic expressions and a beautiful form of art for many. Tattoos are a way for people, to express their feelings, thoughts and mind through their body. A few years ago tattoos were seen as an element of evil and disgrace, but now they have become more common and less frowned upon. Popular tattoo artists such as Nikko Hurtado have a million Instagram followers, and the stigma associated with tattoos at the workplace is also slowly fading away.
For some people, tattoos are a way of self-expression and turning the body into a unique piece of art. Tattoos take dedication, time and thought and for people wearing them is a way to show that they are strong enough to overcome physical pain and a reminder of something that’s important to them. The reasons for getting inked are as unique as individuals are, often tattoos are memories of their family or to honour someone or something. Others get tattoos because they think that their body is a canvas and tattoo artists can transform it into a piece of art.
Tattoos are an extension of someone’s creative mind and are the symbol of personality. There are poorly designed tattoos and some are self-inflicted without much thought, but there are also tattoos that could be considered as works of art. The precision and skill needed to accomplish this task are no less accomplished than any of the great masters in the art world. What it takes to be a proficient tattoo artist is the skills required in various disciplines such as line work, colour, shading, greyscale, realism, classic tattoo style, as well as overall skill.
Unlike a conventional artist, the tattoo artist is using human canvas which stretches and moves. The skin has a variety of colour and texture further complicating what the finished product will look like. Tattoo artist also performs their craft while their canvas is in different positions and around body curves, not to mention the hygienic aspects. If the tattoo artists make a mistake, there is no way to overcome it, although it could be covered up and there are lots of limitations. In spite of so many perils, tattoo artists are taking this art form to a whole new level.
Everything changes with time and when people with tattoos start ageing, their tattoos start ageing too. Developing wrinkles are an inevitable part of ageing, but this doesn’t mean that there is nothing you can do to minimise it. It is important to practice good tattoo aftercare, which means keeping your skin clean and moisturised. The treatment method to evade wrinkles and fine lines is microdermabrasion. It can be used by anyone, be it man, woman or teenager and on all skin types and skin tones. Microdermabrasion is used to treat wrinkles, sun damaged skin, lighten acne scars, smooth out stretch marks, even hyperpigmentation, reduce blackheads and whiteheads and increase collagen production. A handheld device attached to microdermabrasion machine is used by a licensed dermatologist to remove visible signs of ageing. This treatment can be safely used on almost all parts of the body such as the face, neck, chest, back, hands, arms and legs without affecting the efficacy of the tattoos.