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Tattooing has been a Eurasian practice at least since around Neolithic times.
These tattoos were thought to be a form of healing because of their placement
which resembles acupuncture.
Pre-Christian Germanic, Celtic and other central and northern European tribes
were often heavily tattooed.
Even Julius Caesar described these tattoos in Book V of his Gallic Wars.
Tattooing in the Western world today has its origins in Polynesia, and in the
discovery of tatau(“tattoo” in samoan) by explorers in the eighteenth century.
The Polynesian practice became popular among European sailors,before it
spreaded to Western societies.
Today 6th August a mate from Perth/Australia got inked at Bali Angel Tattoo Studio.
On thursday he asked me to sketch the lettering “Dara” and this morning he got it done.
The shading works and outlines are well done and followed exactly my sketch.
here the final sketch (original)
Last week i received an email from a friend of mine with the result(photo) of a tattoo
he got from Thailand.He asked me for a sketch before he went there for holidays.
The Tattoo artist did pretty well and if you compare the sketch and the final artwork.
This dude worked quite exactly.He did a great job, as i think it’s hard to do outlines
as fine as this on skin.
Thanks for the photo, Alex.It’s an honor for me to see my works on skin and may our friendship
last as long as your tattoo….forever!