New Mediums

As you may know, I take an interest to many different kinds of art. Presently, I will be discussing an unusual form, the tattoo.

History of Tattoos: According to the Smithsonian, the oldest example of tattooing dates at around 5,200 years ago on the “Iceman” from the area of the Italian-Austrian border. The word tattoo comes from the Tahitian word “tatu” which means “to mark something”.

Modern Day Tattoos:

In present date, it is amazing to see the kind of crowd these modern day tattoo studios draw even in the suburban cities. This art has been made extremely popular by the famous, high profile people in music and sports who sport their tattoos with extreme pride. Tattoo has completely renovated itself as the modern day art with introduction of all the modern safety measures and ample amount of variety in colors and designs.The modern tattooing also varies from the primitive from of this art in designing. With introduction of more colors and modern techniques, the tattoo industry has emerged as one of the most popular section of the fashion industry. People today associate it more to the cosmetic and sentimental value than anything else. All those who get it done due to sentimental reasons either do it to sport their special love for their beloved, their religion or anything else. Those who go for cosmetic reasons get it done for either hiding skin discoloration or scars. However most of the people sport it for exhibiting their fashion forwardness. – See more at: http://bodyart.iloveindia.com/tattoo-history/modernday-tattooing.html#sthash.gk3hVVu3.dpuf
In present date, it is amazing to see the kind of crowd these modern day tattoo studios draw even in the suburban cities. This art has been made extremely popular by the famous, high profile people in music and sports who sport their tattoos with extreme pride. Tattoo has completely renovated itself as the modern day art with introduction of all the modern safety measures and ample amount of variety in colors and designs.The modern tattooing also varies from the primitive from of this art in designing. With introduction of more colors and modern techniques, the tattoo industry has emerged as one of the most popular section of the fashion industry. People today associate it more to the cosmetic and sentimental value than anything else. All those who get it done due to sentimental reasons either do it to sport their special love for their beloved, their religion or anything else. Those who go for cosmetic reasons get it done for either hiding skin discoloration or scars. However most of the people sport it for exhibiting their fashion forwardness. – See more at: http://bodyart.iloveindia.com/tattoo-history/modernday-tattooing.html#sthash.gk3hVVu3.dpuf
In present date, it is amazing to see the kind of crowd these modern day tattoo studios draw even in the suburban cities. This art has been made extremely popular by the famous, high profile people in music and sports who sport their tattoos with extreme pride. Tattoo has completely renovated itself as the modern day art with introduction of all the modern safety measures and ample amount of variety in colors and designs.The modern tattooing also varies from the primitive from of this art in designing. With introduction of more colors and modern techniques, the tattoo industry has emerged as one of the most popular section of the fashion industry. People today associate it more to the cosmetic and sentimental value than anything else. All those who get it done due to sentimental reasons either do it to sport their special love for their beloved, their religion or anything else. Those who go for cosmetic reasons get it done for either hiding skin discoloration or scars. However most of the people sport it for exhibiting their fashion forwardness. – See more at: http://bodyart.iloveindia.com/tattoo-history/modernday-tattooing.html#sthash.gk3hVVu3.dpuf
In present date, it is amazing to see the kind of crowd these modern day tattoo studios draw even in the suburban cities. This art has been made extremely popular by the famous, high profile people in music and sports who sport their tattoos with extreme pride. Tattoo has completely renovated itself as the modern day art with introduction of all the modern safety measures and ample amount of variety in colors and designs.The modern tattooing also varies from the primitive from of this art in designing. With introduction of more colors and modern techniques, the tattoo industry has emerged as one of the most popular section of the fashion industry. People today associate it more to the cosmetic and sentimental value than anything else. All those who get it done due to sentimental reasons either do it to sport their special love for their beloved, their religion or anything else. Those who go for cosmetic reasons get it done for either hiding skin discoloration or scars. However most of the people sport it for exhibiting their fashion forwardness. – See more at: http://bodyart.iloveindia.com/tattoo-history/modernday-tattooing.html#sthash.gk3hVVu3.dpuf
In present date, it is amazing to see the kind of crowd these modern day tattoo studios draw even in the suburban cities. This art has been made extremely popular by the famous, high profile people in music and sports who sport their tattoos with extreme pride. Tattoo has completely renovated itself as the modern day art with introduction of all the modern safety measures and ample amount of variety in colors and designs.The modern tattooing also varies from the primitive from of this art in designing. With introduction of more colors and modern techniques, the tattoo industry has emerged as one of the most popular section of the fashion industry. People today associate it more to the cosmetic and sentimental value than anything else. All those who get it done due to sentimental reasons either do it to sport their special love for their beloved, their religion or anything else. Those who go for cosmetic reasons get it done for either hiding skin discoloration or scars. However most of the people sport it for exhibiting their fashion forwardness. – See more at: http://bodyart.iloveindia.com/tattoo-history/modernday-tattooing.html#sthash.gk3hVVu3.dpuf

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(http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/08/16/graphic-the-tattoo-industry/)

 

Now, I neither condone or criticize the art of tattoos. I am, as they say, on the fence. I have seen beautiful work, but I have also seen “pieces” that are, well, the opposite of appealing. So, this introduces the topic of how tattoos are removed.

Most of the time, individuals do research into tattoo artists and think ahead before making the commitment to get a tattoo. However, there are instances when a person might have reason to regret their tattoo decision. In those cases, they either live with the ink or turn to removal techniques.

The Removal: There are a few different methods of tattoo removal. They are as follows:

Laser Removal: It is most certainly the most common form of tattoo removal. According to New Look, a leader in the field, “Laser tattoo removal works by focusing laser energy to break up the pigment and color in [the] tattoo.” The fragments of ink are then removed by the immune system. This is a process that is most effective when completed multiple times. To learn more about laser removal, see New Look’s Tattoo Removal Guide: http://www.newlookhouston.com/TattooRemoval.html

Intense Pulsed Light Therapy: Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, or IPL, uses high intensity light in pretty much the same manner as laser removal. IPL is said to be less painful than laser therapy, but there are some that do not recommend the method. It may work better, but there is a chance of scarring, skin irritation, blisters, and similar occurrences. Not only that, but it may be more expensive.

There are other methods of tattoo removal, but they are risky and far more painful. Some of which include dermabrasion (sanding the skin away), and excision (skin removal and graft, if necessary).

 So of all the methods, I would recommend laser removal.

The idea that someone would go through the pain and money to get a tattoo and then simply have it removed later confuses me. However, I have actually met people who have gone through lifestyle changes, and the tattoo was no longer appropriate. That, I can understand. I suppose that is why it is good to have a service available to remove such mistakes.

I suppose this goes to show that not everything is final. Although tattoos are intended to be permanent, it is still possible to have them removed. Likewise, there may be something so completely wrong that you have done, to the point where you feel as though you are irredeemable. Yet, God still wants you! His sacrifice can and will nullify your sins.

Anyway, that is tattoos for you -SA

 

 

 

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One thought on “New Mediums

  1. Emma says:

    This is informative !! My son has tattoo for some time on the back of his shoulders and arms. They’re coloured ones. Right now he’s telling he wants it removed. We have been trying a lot of ways to get rid of them. I heard professional tattoo removing services like Beauti-med in Toronto do a decent job in low budget. I’m planning to book a consultation with these people for my son. But I’m not sure how good is laser light exposure to human body. Please voice your thoughts about it.

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