Probably the best known form of art. It knows no race or gender. It transcends all socio-economic levels. And yes, it is an art.
However, there are tattooists and then there are tattoo artists. A tattooist simply traces an image and fills it in with ink like a coloring book. An tattoo artist creates. What they are capable of creating by blending colors, shading, and contrast all with a needle is simply amazing. It takes the skill of a master.
From cosmetic application to camouflaging a scar to seamlessly wrapping an image around one’s arm is simply astonishing.
Here’s to those who do it!