Monday, 13 October 2008
These are for a 'provoke change' project.
I met this guy yesterday at work who had one of the worst tattoo's I have ever seen. He started talking to me because of one of mine he had seen, and then proceeded to show me his. (I dont care) It was a japanese Koi, and was so awful I didn't know what to say to him. I wish I had a picture to show the extent of this eyesore. But anyway, this brings me to the point of how mainstream tattooing has become. Anyone can get one. Literally, anyone.
Has tattooing lost it's magic charm? Its romanticism with criminal culture? Tattoo's are about Pirates. Thieves. Vagabounds. Lovable rebels. Not 17 year old kids thinking they are the next Scott Campbell, Mark Mahoney, Les Skuse or Horiyoshi III.
Bring it back gentle.