Tattoos are still gaining in popularity. The design tattoos are more radical than ever before and so are the spots they are placed on. The number of people with a tattoo is still growing exponential and they are not the "simple and early" design tattoos like you saw in the 80's or 90's. A simple anchor or rose or maybe a bird tattoo which was placed on a lower or upper arm where great in those days. The modern tattoo; the design tattoo is used for people to express themselves. There's a shift taking place; today's design tattoo is used as a statement.
It has become a symbol of attraction and people with the master pieces steal the show. Tattoos vary from different sizes and shapes; it can be done on any part of your body including toes, ears and even eyes. Today's design tattoos are used to get attention in the mass.
Nowadays people see the tattoo as a beautiful ornament that is permanently drawn on their body. Of course we should face the fact; we want tattoos because at the end of the day, they just look good. There are many people who never got a tattoo in the young age and decided to have one in their 40s and even 50s. Now they have significance and meaning associated with the art. People who want to have tattoos can broadly be categorized into two groups.
The first being the group of those people who desire to have a tattoo because it holds some personal meaning to them, and those who want to have one because everyone else has one. Design tattoos mean different things in different cultures. In some cultures tattooing is a way to decorate once body and is it in many countries like India a very common art and is it often a part of a religious tradition. Tattooing is in many cultures still a natural part of men's life and art. Tattoo designs in the Japanese culture are inspired by paintings and drawings.
Japanese symbols are rapidly gaining in popularity. But it's very essential to know the meaning of the character you desire to have on your body for ever. Some people end up getting a tattoo which implies the total opposite of what they intended. Many young people get fascinated by the beauty of the characters but fail to understand the true meaning of it.
Tattooing is an art form and today's design tattoos mean more than just being "cool". My inspiration for this article was an article I wrote for the Modern Men Magazine mentioned in the Author field.
The author Vincent Sparreboom is a Dutch Problogger and writes among others for The World of Office, XP and Vista Tips and Tricks and more info about this article can be found in his Angel, Koi and Chinese Symbol Tattoo article in our Men Magazine The World of Modern Men.