Originating from time immemorial, from Neolithic and Paleolithic eras, tattooing still remains popular and wide-spread in the modern evolved and high-tech world. In different times it served different purposes, from identification a person’s social status or belonging to some social group, to purely aesthetic function, as we may often see it today. Considered by the contemporaries to be a decorative body modification, tattooing lived through the periods when it was treated as an inherent and absolutely necessary body marking, as well as through the times, when it was thought to be a pagan and evil activity.
The real breakthrough of public tattoo perceiving and the greatest change in its significance for the people of the 20th century was made when Janis Joplin, one of the greatest rock musicians ever and practically the first woman in this music style, got a wristlet and a small heart tattoo, created by Lyle Tuttle. Thus, since the beginning of the 70s of the previous century tattoo is widely accepted as a form of body art, and the tattoo masters are said to be real artists. Although some negative associations concerning tattoo still exist in our society, and many of them are quite reasonable, people nevertheless believe that this type of body modification is worth of admiration if it is the aesthetics, beauty, and genuine art that the creators of the pictures on the human skin want to display.
Our today showcase offers you the diverse examples of the true tattoo art, which is created with the intention to beautify a human body and to show the skills of an artist.