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Floral Filigree | Side Torso Flower Body Art

article<p>https://www.tattooconcierge.com/floral-filigree/<p>Starting with a text and rose concept, layered ink brush movements with fine line detail …

Ink Brush Octopus

Dark black-work octopus created in abstract watercolor movement, extending from the upper shoulder blade across to the pectoral. This particular …

Octopuses

Moulin Rouge Paris

Founded in 1889 along the Boulevard de Clichy. Apparently the original birthplace of the can-can dance the Moulin Rouge also started a cabaret trend …

Moulin Rouge

Middle Eastern Portraits

Detailed black and gray portrait of the commissioning clients’ family member surrounded by flowering branches, crafted in high-detail yet fine line …

Art

Body As Identity

Opposed to relatively recent, primarily Western classification of the physical as something to be ‘tamed’ or ‘controlled’ body/art could be shown as …

Spirituality

Stretching

Otzi The Ice Man’s remains are dated to around 3300 BCE and currently constitute some of our earliest recorded evidence of body/art practices. His …

Lips

Ink Brush Bamboo

Working almost in shadows or silhouettes this particular technique of creating bamboo initially paints artwork on rice-paper before transferring into …

Calligraphy

Psychology Of Appearance

Expanding the Guides’ series of academic publications we delve into the psychology of appearance with a first entry exploring its history of …

Tattoos

Scarification

Despite often being relegated to far more ‘fringe’ categorization today as opposed to tattoo arts’ mainstream popularity, scarification has been …

Tattoos

Minimalist Watercolor

This aesthetic in particular requiring a far more open canvas the spacing surrounding watercolor strokes highlight brush movements and details. The …

Minimalism

Punk

Emerging around the 1970’s and described by some as a ‘bricolage of culture held together by safety pins’ – the punk movement not only practices a …

Body Modification

Eye See You

Single large human eye crafted in high detail on the side / torso. Typically black and white offers the sharpest contrasts for these kinds of …

Tattoos

Touching Mind Body And Spirit

Touching on the concept of body/art transgressing the classical internal-external body barrier, part of the evolving interpretation of these …

Body Modification

Tattoos In Prisons

From classification to group membership and participation, there exists a rich history of body art amongst convicts. It is often held that the act of …

Tattoos

Full Frontal Pastiche

Reminiscent of the trash-polka aesthetic, this eclectic pastiche combines entirely disparate items into an albeit somehow cohesive design. Using …

Wilder

Etching Identity

The latest portion in the Guide features more lengthy academic publications exploring body modification. Starting a multi-part series with Hewitts’ …

Participation

Body Art In The Philippines

The tattooed were first labeled as ‘pintados’ by Spanish explorers, intricate tribal tattooing practices in the Philippines served a variety of …

Tattoos

Geometry And Text

A more futuristic aesthetic, family dedication crafted by combining varying geometric elements, dynamic proportions as well as graphic text. The fine …

Typography

Prison Tattooing As Visual Argument

Interpreted as part of a more unique context due to the highly specialized environment, the concept of visual encoding through body/art is one with …

Tattoos

Traditional Samoan Body Art

Held to balance the scales for men through pain of undergoing the process as women endure childbirth, traditions of pe’a tattoo artwork in Samoa are …

Tattoos
Bouquets

Tattooing And Civilizing Processes

Positive social implications around body modification are an often poorly addressed or at least often overlooked aspect across many industry …

Tattoos

Pacific Northwest Indian Body Art

A short introduction to body modification history of Native American Indians across the Pacific Northwest region of America. Often associated with …

Anthropology

Watercolor Jelly Fish

Vibrantly colored abstract jelly fish, aptly initially painted using watercolor on canvas prior to being re-created on skin. Starting simply with a …

Fish

Preserving Access To Tattoos

Centered around an American court case, the latest entry to the discussions page touches on legal considerations pertaining to the safeguarding of …

Tattoos

New Guinea | Body/Art Encyclopedia | The Concierge

article<p>https://www.tattooconcierge.com/new-guinea/<p>New Guinea offers a fascinating array of tribal body/art practices. Tolerance of pain often held to …

Half Back | Chinese Ink Brush Calligraphy Body/Art | The Concierge

article<p>https://www.tattooconcierge.com/half-back-ink-brush-calligraphy/<p>Half-back Chinese ink brush calligraphy, crafted on rice paper using a single …

Skin & Self-Indictment | Prison Tattoos | Body/Art Discussions

article<p>https://www.tattooconcierge.com/skin-self-indictment/<p>The tattoo became associated with the criminal and became intertwined with the power of …

Native Americans | Body/Art Traditions

article<p>https://www.tattooconcierge.com/native-american-body-art/<p>Overview of Native American body/art traditions further highlights a universality of …

Fine Line Geometric Canine

Upper thigh fine line body/art utilizing detailed coloring within geometric drafting lines. Somewhat ambiguously based on the canine figure, either …

Wolves