This post will be part 1 of an 8 part series discussing the history and aesthetic of the different styles of tattooing. I will be discussing:
Traditional, Realism, Watercolor, Tribal, New School, Neo Traditional, Japanese and Blackwork. Continue reading “Tattoo Styles: Traditional”
Today’s tattoo machine (NOT a tattoo gun) has remained relatively unchanged since the 1800’s. The machine, reminiscent of a dental drill, injects ink in to the skin at a rate of 50-3,000 punctures per minute. Modern day machines penetrate the skin only about a millimeter deep. Learn More!
Here are some interesting tattoo statistics:
45 million Americans have at least 1 tattoo; that is 14% of the US population
U.S. annual spending on tattoos exceeds $1,650,000,000.
The main factors that people consider when getting a tattoo:
- 8% consider price
- 43% consider a tattoo with personal meaning
- 49% consider the reputation of their tattoo artist or shop
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In 1991 archaeologists discovered an incredibly well preserved corpse on the boarder of Italy and Austria. The corpse, known as The Iceman, was carbon dated to be over 5,200 years old.
The Iceman has been so well preserved that the skin is largely intact. Because of this archaeologists discovered some of the earliest known tattoos. The tattoos, small dots, dashes and crosses are located on the ankle, spine and knee. Continue reading “Did you know? Tattoo History”
There are so many different ideas, theories, methods, mediums, and executions in the art realm. I will just say that I draw, paint, and illustrate to keep it simple. I’ve been drawing since I was a kid.
I paint mainly in watercolor, but also with acrylic, and sometimes oil.
I draw mainly with graphite, charcoal and pastels.
At the end of the day I just love to create. What do you love to create? Have an idea for me to draw? Contact me here or email me at JasonMTattoos@gmail.com