Tattoos

The Changing Cultural Status of the Tattoo Arts in America This talks about how American’s perception of tattoos is very differnent than it was 40 or 50 years ago. It was once considered taboo by mainstream America but it is now considered a form of beauty and art by many.

http://www.everytattoo.com/ This website shows images of tattoos on real people. If you are looking to get a tattoo and need some ideas, this is a good website to look at.

 http://www.designboom.com/history/tattoo_history.html This website gives you the history and culture of tattoos from different coutries around the world. It also talks about the steriotypical views that people used to have about tattoos which greatly differs from how many people see tattoos today.

 http://www.powerverbs.com/tattooyou/history.htm This website tells people about the history of tattoos. Tattoos have been around since 12,000 B.C. They have been used for various different reasons such as to show family crests and to mark criminals. It is a very interesting must read if you are interested in tattoos.

http://www.freetattoodesigns.org/faq-tattoos.html This website answers the frequently asked questions about tattoos. If you are planning to get your first tattoo, this website could be very useful. It lets you know how bad it hurts on certain places on your body and things to look for if you go to a tattoo parlor to make sure that it is safe.

http://tattoo.about.com/od/magazines/tp/Top-Tattoo-Magazines.htm This website has a list of the top eight tattoo magazines. Some have all pictures, if you just want to get ideas for tattoos and some have articles about tattoo artists and parlors. There are links to all of the magazine’s wesites if you want a sneak peak into what you would be purchasing.

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