Tattoos as fine art

Posted on 14 Nov, 2011

A new documentary has been filmed in order to pose the following question: can tattoos be considered to be fine art? While tattoos have become much more popular and socially acceptable over the last few years, they have not really been accepted as an art form in the same way that other arts have.

While tattoo artists can be incredibly talented artists, the canvas used is a person’s skin, and once the tattoo has been inked, the tattoo is there to stay. Tastes can change over time, and a tattoo that was once a source of pride could become an embarrassment in later years.

It is also important to make sure that the tattoo artist who designs and executes the tattoo is a talented individual. With the increasing popularity of tattoos comes the risk that the general quality will decline. Police are already seeing illegal tattooing parties, where results can be terrible, the risk of infection high, and tattooees are often under the legal minimum age.

So, as the number of tattoos worn increases, so does the number of tattoo removal treatments. Having a tattoo is a serious consideration, and although the aesthetics of the design are important, it is essential to consider the impact it will have on your life, now and in the future.