Friday, December 23, 2016

History of tattoos in india

   
The custom of tattoos in india


There are  many theories/ myths about how tattooing started in India but no actual proof on who or how it started."The members of the Ramnami community, who call themselves Ramupasaks, began their journey during the Hindu reformist movement of the 19th Century. The origin of the Ramnami customs isn’t set in stone; a community of mostly illiterate people, they followed an oral tradition to pass down their beliefs and practices.
Some say that the Ramnamis would tattoo the name of Lord Ram on every possible part of the body, even their eyelids, tongue and inside of their lips, to ward off physical attacks from angry Brahmins who were aggravated by the self initiation of the ‘polluted’ low caste into their holy religion. The Brahmins couldn’t defile and disrespect the name of their Lord.
Others draw the tattooing tradition back to Parasurama, the man who is said to be the founder of the movement. Afflicted by what he believed to be leprosy, the ‘untouchable’ man separated himself from his family and the community, in fear of infection, and relocated deep into a forest.
Even though he wasn’t formally allowed access to the religious practice, he was still a devoted Hindu. It is said, and believed, that he cured himself of leprosy when he etched Rams name onto his body."
    "All generations of Ramnamis still come together at the ‘Bade Bhajan Ka Mela‘, an annual celebration that takes place on the banks of the River Mahanadi, in December-January. They pray, read from a copy of the Ramayan, sing Ram bhajans and dance to the praises of Ram. Those who don’t have the Ram tattoos on them, wrap themselves in the Ram odhnis. The Ramnamis are gentle folk, maintaining neither temple nor any idols.
It’s understood and accepted by all members that there is no obligation for the younger generation to become devotees like them, and follow their practices, including the tattoos. These visible symbols of devotion is now seen as an obstacle; what was once done with pride to stand out and make a point, is now considered standing out in a manner that will hinder their life.
Many younger Ramnamis have little to no tattoos."I find it comforting to know that society's can understand and accept that there is no obligation for the younger generations to become devotees like the older generations.In some religions the younger generations are looked down upon if they don't believe a certain way or follow in the footsteps of their parents. It's like how us as Americans don’t push a certain religion on anybody we are allowed to be whatever religion we want as long as it doesn't harm others.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

how young is to young or a tattoo

How young is to young. Most people say that you shouldn't get a tattoo tell your 18 period end of story.  I think if its for a good reason and not just a stupid tattoo that they will regret in their future let them get it. If I had a kid I would let them get a tattoo at 15. As long as the tattoo is something they are sure they want and its not a boyfriend/ girlfriends name i see no reason young people shouldn't be able to get a tattoo.

"Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's 11-year-old daughter, Willow, was recently given a tongue-lashing on social media after posting a picture of herself sporting a tongue piercing on Instagram.Though she later revealed that it was in fact a fake, magnetic tongue ring, people were already whipping their opinions back and forth about whether young people are too vulnerable to make permanent (or potentially scarring) decisions about their bodies. The issue: What is classified as "too young"?While the battle over body modification typically occurs between parents and their children, state legislatures have entered the conversation as well.In June, Jerry Garrison, a Florida grandfather, lost custody of his 10-year-old grandson after allowing him to get a tattoo of his initials on his right leg. A "family tradition," according to Garrison.Under Florida law, a person younger than 16 years old cannot be tattooed except "for medical or dental reasons," and anyone age 16 to 18 can be tattooed only with the consent of a parent or guardian."

"Most states allow tattoos and body piercings for children under the age of majority, which is 18 years old in most of the United States, with parental consent. Though, some have tightened restrictions. In Idaho, "No person shall knowingly tattoo, brand or perform body piercing on any minor under the age of fourteen (14) years.". "I don't regret my tattoos. Each one reminds me of where I was at certain stages off my life, and my mindset. It's like keeping a scrapbook, only on my body and not collecting dust on a shelf somewhere taking up space," he says via Facebook."

In my opinion whether you are for tattoo's and piercing or against them its your kids body make them pay for it or not get it then they really have to think about what they want and wont regret it when they are older. You can also teach them some responsibility and patience.If you don't give your kids any freedom they will rebel as teenagers. So let them get their tattoos or piercing while they still have time to enjoy how they look.    

Thursday, October 27, 2016


    Andy Armstrong, the father of a very successful man who has been through some rough times.The song "wake me up when September ends" was a song that Billie Joe Armstrong dedicated to his father after he died of cancer in September 1982 when Billie Joe was ten.
 Billie dubbed the song the most autobiographical he had ever written to that point, considering it to be therapeutic, but also hard to perform because it was written about his father.

In the United States, the song became symbolic after Hurricane Katrina, where it was dedicated to victims of the disaster and also regarded as a dedication to the victims of the September 11 attacks that occurred in 2001. The song became the fourth single from American Idiot to be certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.The song's music video depicts a couple broken apart by the Iraq War, which was intended to convey the song's central theme of loss.The song's music video was directed by Samuel Bayer, best known for his work with Nirvana and Metallica. Bayer wrote the treatment for the video, which he envisioned as a mini-movie. Bayer brought the idea of an Iraq War-themed video to the trio after interviewing soldiers who had signed up to fight after being persuaded by a television advertisement. The song's music video thus attempts to "turn the machine on itself" by acting as a commercial for "free thought or peace."Although it was far from the song's literal meaning, Armstrong felt it appropriate considering the song's theme of loss. Bayer noted that he felt bored with predictable music videos, and wanted to produce a video that felt like a film. Consequently, he and a crew spent a month casting actors for the roles and conducted rehearsals, uncommon for music videos. The clip was filmed in Los Angeles in late March 2004.

Green Day has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. The musical was nominated for three Tony Awards: Best Musical, Best Scenic Design and Best Lighting Design, losing only the first. Also in 2010, Green Day was ranked no. 91 in the VH1 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class, in the band's first year of eligibility.

I recommend green day to anybody who likes songs that have a deeper meaning than meets the eye. Green day has songs that you can listen to in any mood.Their songs can be inspiring and ironic at the same time, they can also be happy but really sad at the same time. All around they are a generally good nice band that most people I have met like.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Graffiti vs. tattooing

     In my drawing class we learned about graffiti.We had to draw any word we wanted as long as it looked like graffiti.My blog topic is the history of tattooing and lots of people get graffiti looking tattoos.I know I would. First of all to be able to give people tattoos you have to be artistic obviously but to do graffiti you have to have a specific skill that allows you to make intricate designs and intertwine them to make it look more 3D.
   There is a huge connection between art and graffiti. Some people look at as destruction on ones body and others think of it as personal expression.But if you are an artist and you look at it form that point of view it is really just abstract work that happens to be permanent on somebodies skin."In an effort to gain a deeper understanding of the relationship between an artist and their work this thesis attempts to show the different ways artists engage in their craft. Utilizing narrative response, the analysis explores the relationship between three types of alternative art (tattooing, graffiti, and hip-hop) and the artists who create it. The propose of this thesis is to explore ways that education disenfranchises these young people by systematically devaluing their literary contributions as being less significant than more traditional understandings of literacy."said Sean Patrick Barry, Purdue University."Graffiti, considered an expressive curse of the lower class, gravitates naturally to the application of tattoos. Graffiti and tattoos are both considered forms of drawings or inscriptions outside of an archeological context — graffiti falling somewhat into a social nature, with tattoos being more personal.What do tattoos and graffiti have in common? Graffiti and tattoos share a kinship due to both being forms of advertising. They are begot from a desire or need to make a personal statement or be recognized or acknowledged in a manner synonymous with wearing of a uniform or badge — an elevation of pseudo importance.But, would you place graffiti on a new car or similar investment? Not likely. It could be very expensive to eradicate. Besides, it would devalue one’s property, not to mention that people might consider one daft. Yet, some people will put graffiti on a more valued commodity. They write or draw on a gift that comes along but once in a lifetime — their body!An automobile can be cleaned, repainted or replaced. But removal of a body tattoo is a difficult and painful process and can never be effectively removed 100 percent. A laser tool, used for tattoo erasing, can only attempt to remove tattoo ink. One’s skin will always show the effects of tattoo needle scarring.Typically, graffiti and tattoos are outlets for those whom are expressing disdain, dissatisfaction, rebellion or hurt in their life — usually against authority or something in life or society with which they cannot effectively cope with. People whom are driven to these extreme forms of expression are attempting to make their point of view known the only way they know how in order to get recognition, importance and satisfaction."

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

short story

It was a dark October afternoon a few weeks after Kitana's 18th birthday.She had been saving money for two years.She finally moved out and was free from the rules of her parents house.She had wanted a tattoo for  5 years and she finally had enough money to do so. Kitana went to the tattoo parlor closest to her house and patiently waited in line. when she finally got up to the counter the guy introduced himself as Ben.She followed him to the back and sat down in the chair. She watched him take the needle out of the package put it in the gun and ask her what she wanted as he was doing so. Kitana told Ben in great detail that she wanted a Gothic dreamcather on her right foot. She wanted it to look native to match her native american Indian background and she wanted a dogs paw in the middle and she wanted him to make it look like it was blowing in the wind with some feathers falling off and made to look like an anklet.
The boy who couldn't die. Its literally about this teenager named ken who could'nt die."when his best friend is killed in a plane crash, Ken makes a decision:He will never die.He finds a woman who claims she can make him invulnerable to pain and death for the unbelievable cheap price of fifty dollars.And her strange ritual works. Ken can't be burnt,beaten up,or even bitten by the shark he dives among on his spring break in the Caribbean."
 "Ken can't die. but he can kill. As long as he's awake, he feels in complete control of his life.But at night the dreams take over- dreams of digging graves,of knifing strangers...then of trying to murder someone he loves. And no one can stop him not even himself. "

Me ranting about tattooed makeup?????????

Permanent Makeup why would you want it in the first place? There are so many things that could go wrong it just doesn't seem logical. There are so many things that could go wrong. first of all you could get eye infections really easily if you get eyeliner do because if the people aren't careful they can cover your tear duct and that helps you alot when u have something in your eye it produces water to help get it out.There are so many ways they can mess up and cause you to look distorted the rest of your life and cause infections or serious medical issues like go blind.



Thursday, September 22, 2016

some tats i thought were cool that you would appreciate







reliable sources for the history of tattooing

Reliable sources for the history of tattooing

I recommend looking at these sites for background information on tattooing instead of trusting me fully you should do some research for your self before trusting what I say because I may look at some sources that are unreliable.


Tattoos:The Ancient and Mysterious History by Smithsonian this is a very good source for background information and it has some photos that you can look at of ancient tattoos on mummies."Humans have marked their bodies with tattoos for thousands of years. These permanent designs—sometimes plain, sometimes elaborate, always personal—have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments and even forms of punishment."

Skin stories:The art and culture of polynesian tattoo by pbs this is a great site if you are interested in the background from a different country."The legacy of Polynesian tattoo began over 2000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them. Once widespread in Polynesian societies across the Pacific Ocean, the arrival of western missionaries in the 19th century forced this unique art form into decline."

The Origin of Ink: Tattoos Through Time by fox news this site shows you how tattoos have evolved through out time and how so many different cultures have used them for certain uses."People have been etching tattoos into their skin since the beginning of time.But what are the origins of inking? We turned to Dr. Lars Krutak, an author, world-renowned tattoo expert and anthropologist with the Repatriation Office of the National Museum of Natural History to give us some insight."


Friday, September 2, 2016

How i became interested

I first became interested in tattoos at a young age because my father has a tattoo on his right shoulder.I became even more interested when I got older and started to draw.Now i am completely invested i am in the process of becoming a tattoo artist and very happy with my life choices.