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Wed Feb 10, 2021, 10:43 PM

6. Original art tattoos are fascinating

I really donít know much about the history or some of the stars of that world. I became interested in the meaning of certain cultural tattoos when I saw a movie of the New Zealand Maori tattoos, specifically meant to terrify the enemy during battle. It is still a tradition from what I gather. I realized that tattoos have historically been of great importance in certain cultures, and that they were used to depict royalty or persons of importance.

I have a friend who studied animation and has worked in movies and has also created cartoons who recently trained herself to apply tattoos. She has also created a portfolio of original artwork to use as tattoos. Unfortunately just as she was ready to start the pandemic came along. So her inking career is on hold.

I like your samples. Theyíre quite energetic and wild and bold considering they seem to be made in the 1980s which was more than 30 years ago. Itís interesting to try to follow the tangle of swirling snake figures through the scenes and the chimera like combination of human and animal features. Your friend may have moved tattoo art into more of art form than it was, though, of course, I donít know much about it.

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