Artistic Expression comes from Originality

Tattoos have long been used as a means of identification:The Romans tattooed their criminals and slaves; a practice that was adopted by the Japanese in the early 17th century. For centuries, society frowned upon the exploit of the human body condition in reference to the temporary and permanent alteration of the human epidermis (skin).



Tattoos are embedded as a symbol of belonging, unity, and self-preservation of individual identity. Perhaps the most popular reason is for aesthetic purposes, with many people simply getting tattoos because they love the way they look, the feel, the application of the mastery, and most importantly the meaning behind their personal art.

Tattoo Categories

Elements of your branded image come from many styles of art; it is incumbent upon you to understand where and why these artforms were created and how they impact your decision for your next tattoo.

  • Uses a visual language of shape, form, color, and line to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

  • Geometric is a form of abstract art based on geometric abstraction forms like lines, angles, and other sought after well-known shapes.

  • Often referred to as naturalism, this form is generally an attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding speculative fiction and supernatural elements.

  • Cartoon art refers to an animation or a comical drawing; however, in an art historical context, it can be referred to a as a full-scale preparatory drawing for a fresco, oil painting, or a tapestry.“Cartoon comes from the Italian “Cartone”, which simply means a large sheet of paper or card”

  • A 19th century art characterized by relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities, ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.

  • A translucent art medium that allows for light to come through the pigment creating a lush and subtle glow.

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