Tattoo culture nowadays. Is it a mainstream?
It will come as no surprise that tattoos went from subculture to pop culture. Tattoos had always been viewed as a rebellious act but things are different now. These days tattoo masters and everybody who wants to have a cool design on their bodies don`t have to hide on the outskirts of town anymore.
It is not a taboo; it is viewed as a beautiful thing. People used to associate tattoo with bikers, punks, and criminals, but now it is undoubtedly a mainstream.
A fifth of all British adults are inked. The figure rises to 29 percent among all British among 16 to 44 years old. It seems that not only ordinary people but celebrities have become obsessed with getting new body art designs as well. It is hard to find a modern pop star without a tattoo. Rita Ora shows off her tattoo of the Ancient goddess Aphrodite while performing on stage. Rihanna also has a variety of different designs in her tattoo collection. Lady Gaga is another lover of tattoos. She has designs across the left side of her body. Justin Bieber doesn`t seem to stop inking himself. So, tattoos are becoming less of a negative characteristic; it is a modern way to express your personality.
But not only tattoo business is booming – laser tattoo removal is in a great demand too. It is by far the most popular method of getting a tattoo removed. With the use of this technique, you can get rid of the unwanted tattoo, change it or even adapt it over time with minimal side effects. Thanks to the advanced technology, people can remove tattoos comfortably and easily. It is worth remembering that tattoos are meant to be permanent and resilient. That is why you should be always careful of the choices you make. You will definitely regret your tattoo a few years down the line if you get it just for the sake of getting it. Your tattoo design should certainly mean something to you.
It is important to mention that tattoos in highly visible areas, especially the face, were considered the extreme in body art. Nowadays, more and more people are willing to have their faces inked. That is because they want to stand out and just be different. Tattoo artists call such kind of a tattoo ‘job stopper’ since cuts down your job opportunities. As far as you can see, tattoos in unique locations are becoming more mainstream.
Nathan Boon who has been working as a tattoo artist for more than ten years has his own parlor in the city1s most central shopping area. On a daily basis, he observes how people, especially youth, are becoming obsessed with tattoos. Clients are steadily getting bigger work and more coverage. The styles of tattoo art are as diverse and unique as the individuals wearing them today.
We should bear in mind that tattoos have always gone in and out of fashion throughout history. Of course, tattoos once reserved for indigenous tribes, soldiers, and ex-convicts, have skyrocketed in popularity. But body art is constantly developing and changing. It is possible that people will come up with something cooler that tattoos to cover their bodies up and reflect their unique personality.