Indelible images in the body of people was learned much earlier than the iron handle. Some archaeological finds that the way people decorated themselves for almost three thousand years before our era. Art tattoos existed among all nations, however, they are addicted to them in varying degrees.
In Europe, tattooing has been practiced since the Neolithic. The ancient Germans and Celts, covered their bodies in solid patterns. Julius Caesar gave descriptions of these tattoos in his notes on the Gallic War. Wonderful art in creating complex tattoos have also reached to the people of Japan, Australia and New Zealand. In Japan, members of the yakuza, covered their bodies with extensive tattoos as a sign of belonging to a particular group. In the nineteenth century, the Japanese authorities even banned from doing tattoos, and the ban lasted until 1948.
Today, the tattoo has the status of a species of avant-garde art, fans are free to adorn themselves with the most fantastic drawings.
1. A female vampire – Mexican Jose Maria Kristerna tattoos at the International Exhibition in Monterrey April 3, 2011. Mary’s body is almost completely covered with ornaments, and for the simulation of horns, she implanted titanium implants under the skin , and she claims that this was done without anesthesia.
2. Mike Curry demonstrates a tattoo that adorned his fingers. The 9th Annual Tattoo Convention in New York, May 20, 2006.
3. The tattoo that adorns the chest of Mike Curry.
4. Match artists body art during the third Ukrainian Open Championship tattoos and piercings in Kiev, February 9, 2007.
5. Body Chuko Caballero decorates a gallery of portraits. The 9th Annual Tattoo Convention in New York, May 20, 2006.
6. Lizard-Man, Eric Sprague demonstrates its continuous tattoo, pointed teeth and a forked tongue at the show Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium in Times Square in New York, June 21, 2007.
7. 53-year-old man Dennis Avner, a cat, not only adorned his body tattooed massive, but also did some plastic surgery to make himself the greatest possible resemblance to a tiger. Show Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium in Times Square in New York, June 21, 2007.
8. A man shows his tattoo based on the movie “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Picture taken at the first Tattoo Expo in Moscow, August 26, 2007.
9. Shoko Tendo, the daughter of a Japanese gangster Hiroyasu Tendo, author of “The Moon Fkudzy”, shows her tattoo. Tokyo, August 28, 2007.
10. Member of the London Tattoo Convention, October 5, 2007.
11. One of the participants of Enoshima festival in traditional Japanese loincloth fundoshi January 20, 2008. The festival takes place in midwinter Enoshima in Fujisawa, south of Tokyo. Hundreds of participants have a special portable shrine to the sea during this festival, which takes place in honor of a Japanese Day of age.
12. International Tattoo Convention in Taiwan, July 31, 2010. My wife is one of the masters of tattoo shows her tattoos, said by author.
13. Guinness Book record holder British Isabelle Varley shows her tattoo during the 18th tattoo Convention in Berlin, December 5, 2008. The body of Isabelle is decorated with 200 images, which cover 76% of her skin. She herself says that only her face, soles and palms are not covered with tattoos.
14. This man was detained by German police when he took part in the riots aimed at disrupting the demonstration of supporters of the right wing National Democratic Party.
15. One of the participants of the festival Dutdutan in Manila, Philippines, September 18, 2009. Each year, the festival appeals to prevent discrimination against people who wear tattoos.
16. This photograph was taken during the Singapore Tattoo Show January 9, 2009. The event was the first event of such a plan, which was held in the city-state. Three-day show was attended by the masters of Asia, USA, Canada and Europe.
17. An unidentified man from Budapest shows a tattoo on his head during the 13th International tattoo convention, which took place in Frankfurt, May 8, 2005.
18. Artist extreme stunts from the United States, working under the pseudonym The Enigma, driving a nail into his nasal cavity during the inauguration of the International Convention for the tattoo in Lima November 23, 2007.
19. Tattooed man during the 17th International Tattoo convention in Berlin on December 7, 2007.
20. Chinese Liu Ming shows his tattoos tattoo parlors in Beijing, July 10, 2008, before his body to put on another symbol of the Beijing Olympics.
21. 22. English soccer fans came to root for their team in Berlin.
23. Lu Xun poses for photographers during the International Taiwan tattoo convention in Taipei on July 31, 2010.
24. Milenko Pashershash Bukovich showing portraits of the actress Julia Roberts to photographers during a photo shoot in Valparaiso, March 9, 2011. 56-year-old Bukovich began to make tattoo depicting the actress after watching the film with her participation – “Erin Brockovich.” At present they have 82.Bukovich sells newspapers, and has already spent a million pesos ($ 2,500) on the tattoo. He intends to continue, to complete his collection, “as long as there is a place on the body and money.”
25. One of the participants of the international exhibition in Budapest Tattoo March 12, 2011.
26. Football fan – 41-year-old Martin Hueschen Dortmund looking at his new tattoo, which shows a football club coach Jurgen Klopp Borussia Dortmund. The picture was taken in a tattoo salon Unna April 20, 2011.
27. 50-year-old Reinhold from Germany, whose body is completely covered in tattoos, on the 6th festival Artline Tattoos in Bruges, Belgium November 11, 2000.
28. 29. A little boy in the arms of her father looking at tattooed member of the 27th Frankfurt tattoo convention April 27, 2008.
30. One of the participants of the 27th Frankfurt tattoo convention, one of the largest in the world, April 27, 2008.
31. Actor in a traditional religious coloring speaks at the opening ceremony of the International Convention for the Taiwan Tattoo in Taipei July 30, 2010.
32. Dan Kollmeo showing a tattoo on his neck during the 9th Annual Tattoo Convention in New York on May 20, 2006.
33. Body Chuko Caballero decorates a gallery of portraits on his body. The 9th Annual Tattoo Convention in New York, May 20, 2006.
34. Isabelle Varley, has the official title of the most tattooed woman in the world, showing her tattoo Gidzhone, northern Spain, May 15, 2009.