Long the sole pastime of motorcycle gangs and sailors, the tattoo is now considered to be a fairly respectable form of self-expression for both artists and the people who seek them out. In fact, it is rare today to see someone who has not gotten inked at some point. And the reasons why people get tattoos range from youthful indiscretion to the sublime.
Tattoos have been part of many cultures throughout the history of humanity. They almost always began as a way of marking a rite of passage, and then grew into an artistic form. In the 1990’s, body art entered the mainstream of American culture. Today tattoo artists are just as likely to have exhibits in art galleries as their more classical artistic peers.
But many tattoos are still inked as a way of communicating something about the person who wears it, and we thought it would be neat to look at what some common tattoos symbolize.
Well, we just found a video of an anonymous woman who has an amazing tattoo of the mythological phoenix on her back. And when she shrugs her shoulders, you are not going to believe what happens. If you love tattoos then you are going to go insane for this video when you watch it.