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You don’t want tons of free tattoo designs. you want “a good idea” that started inside of you… and that idea grew. and you take that idea and go to see a tattoo artist. From there they can draw up something that’s just for you. That way no one else will ever have your tattoo.
Think about it. If you can find a free design on the web, everyone else can too and you’d wind up with something that would be just like everyone elses… and the point to getting tattooed is to be an individual.
That said… you can use just about anything for inspiration to show your artist. it doesn’t have to be a tattoo design. it can be on a t-shirt or a coffee mug… or a small statue that a relative got for you when you were 5. Whatever you want, your artist should be able to draw it for you. If they can’t… You’re in the wrong place. Keep looking.
When you are seeking inspiration for your new tattoo, there are a lot of different places that you can look. You will want to consider the broadest number of options. this is a very important decision. You will have to determine the icons, style, color, and location of the tattoo. There are so many choices that you will need some resources to prepare you for this decision.
There are several different places that people look for tattoo designs. You might want to look at a few of them when planning your body art. You want your tattoo to represent your personal style. If you put a lot of effort into this decision, you will get a design that really expresses your personal artistic flavor. while we will be describing quite a few places that you can research tattoo ideas, you will find the greatest number of options online. Let’s take a look at several different potential sources.
Tattoo magazines detail the latest trends in the art form. They show hot new artists and upcoming events. You will be able to see heavily tattooed models that have lots of different art styles in different placements. this can be very helpful for demonstrating current trends in ideal circumstances. Seeing real people with fresh tattoos will make it easy to put them into perspective. Tattoo magazines will include models that are wearing current fashions as well. this is good for getting a real understanding of how to plan your pieces.
However, tattoo magazines often include the most extreme artists and models. If you are not looking to cover your entire body in tattoos, you might not be able to find examples that are relevant to your choice. this is more for the hard-core tattoo enthusiast. If you attend tattoo conventions, you would probably like the looks that are found in these magazines.
Books are a little slower to release than magazines. You are better off pursuing traditional tattoo ideas from a book format. the book will take a more specific, academic approach to demonstrating available choices. Books will often detail the historical contexts of various styles. If you are looking to get work done that reflects an older artistic style, a tattoo book will deliver in-depth discussion of the styles at hand.
However, if you are interested in trends that are very modern, books will not be as good as magazines or online websites. since it takes a long time for a book to be published, trends will change by the time it makes it to the shelves. the tattoo book is best for researching classic styles.
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When Kat Von D decided to design a fashion line, she knew people would have their preconceived notions. “It was easy to predict that most people would be pleasantly surprised by the sophistication of the line,” she tells PEOPLE. “by no means am I rebelling from my ‘tattoo roots,’ but I am showing the world what truly inspires me.”
Despite recent disappointments in the love department, the former L.A. Ink star says she is drawn to the topic. “the inspiration [for the line] varies from elements of nature to architecture, to love letters, and all things from time passed, with a modern romantic approach.”
The resulting collection, KvD Los Angeles, is comprised of wearable items including comfy harem pants, fringed tanks and structured outerwear. “I’ve become most attached to the highly tailored pieces, especially the coats,” she says, singling out the military-inspired “Napoleon” as her favorite.
“to me, I think it’s important when creating anything for the public, that it is something that all walks of life can feel connected to,” she explains. “If you stick to your guns and create from a genuine place, there is a way to find a balance between the ‘extreme’ and the ‘safe.’”
For further proof, check out the sultry pic below of the star wearing the gilded” Medusa” dress from the forthcoming spring 2012 collection.
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The legend of Etain was the inspiration for numerous Celtic butterfly tattoos. this legend is a story that symbolizes love, treachery and transformation.
Celtic butterfly tattoos are attractive, colorful and very distinctive. Although these tattoo designs are generally more favored by women, there are some men who also get fascinated by the versatility of this design. it is for this reason that the Celtic butterfly tattoo is usually incorporated in a lot of tattoo themes and designs among both men and women. In fact, it is a relatively common concept in tattoo art. it looks good whether it is worn alone or used as an add-on.
There are many ways in which the Celtic butterfly tattoo can be enhanced and styled. In fact, Celts are popular for a lot of knot work designs. this is because knots are symbolisms of the continuity of the life cycle. the Celtic butterfly tattoo can be done by forming the knots to form the image of a butterfly.
Celtic butterflies also symbolize resurrection or life after death. for some, they symbolize metamorphosis and beautiful transformation or change. however, in Ireland, butterflies also symbolize dead souls waiting to enter the purgatory.
In the world of tattoo art, Celtic butterfly tattoos symbolize the positive aspects of life such as grace and peace contrary to other people’s beliefs which associate butterfly with death and rebirth. these symbolisms only add up to the beauty and mystery of the butterfly design. People can never guess exactly what it means to the person wearing it.
One good thing about the Celtic butterfly tattoo is its beauty and diversity. you can experiment well with its colors and shape. its versatility makes it suitable in any part of the body. the lower back and a small area behind the shoulder, along one side of the upper back are popular spots for this tattoo design.
Many women are drawn by the beauty and symbolic nature of the Celtic butterfly tattoo. it is suitable for every person’s unique personality and beliefs. Moreover, it also signifies the beauty and freedom of life. Open-winged Celtic butterfly tattoos are more common and popular than the close-winged designs.
GRAND DESIGNS: Eye of the Taniwha, left, and Blown away.
In just two days the sign that will greet aircraft passengers on Miramar Cutting will be decided. So far, more than 22,500 votes have been cast. with the deadline approaching, Katie Chapman talked to the people behind the two options competing with Wellywood.
it may say Wellington, but two Auckland ad men are the minds behind the Wellington – Blown away design.
When the competition was launched, advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi ran its own inhouse competition to find an idea to submit. the winner was designed by Matt Sellars and Raymond McKay in the Auckland office.
Mr Sellars, who lived and studied in Wellington for many years, said the sign was based on the capital’s “windy Wellington” reputation and the element that made a lasting impression on him.
the inspiration had come from surfing at Lyall Bay in a howling southerly, and they had wanted the sign to be simple with a twist, he said.
the wind was something Wellingtonians had embraced, rather than being a negative element. “Wellington has turned it into an advantage: in its art – the wind wands; its sport – the Hurricanes; and its attitude – we blow away the competition. once we got to that point, we just explored simple, subtle, elegant ways to portray wind.”
any sign on the Miramar hill had to make a clear statement about Wellington, he said. Wellywood connected with the film industry, but “I agree with many out there that it lacks a unique point of view”.
EYE OF THE TANIWHA
Wellington tattoo artist Stephen Maddock knows a lot about drawing taniwha. A mural of the mythical beast snakes the side of his Vivian St tattoo parlour, and he has drawn many designs involving the creature.
it was those designs that helped lead to the Eye of the Taniwha concept – which was just a “scribble” on a newspaper when he submitted it, he said.
the design was one he had thought about for a while and harked back to Maori myths about two taniwha who lived in Wellington Harbour.
by placing the eye on the hill the whole landscape became part of the sculpture, with the peninsula forming the body of the taniwha – an aspect that could be enhanced by planting trees and bushes, Maddock said.
and, just like the Wellywood idea, there was a link to the film industry which “brings myths and legends to life”.
“The hills around Wellington are meant to be the shape of a taniwha. Obviously the body has a head and there it is – looking towards Weta and the movie industry.”
Maddock, who has lived in Wellington all his life, said designing the eye was a chance to help advertise to the world the “creative, artful city full of neat people” that he loved. “It’s representing us all.”
He didn’t mind the Wellywood concept, which had been maligned as uncreative, because it would identify Wellington as a place with a thriving film industry. but he still preferred the idea of a sculpture on the hill, rather than a “billboard”.
– the Dominion Post