Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I recently came across this wild picture of the lovely Kat Von D, it's a shocking look at her sans tattoos. If you watch her show you know that she has a makeup line and apparently one of the products in the line is a tattoo cover up and this is what it can do. Pretty amazing if you ask me, she looks like a completely different person. I'm not sure if it's the lack of her distinctive tattoos or the missing eye makeup but whatever it is that's a big difference.
A lot of people don't like the tattoo t.v. shows and what they are supposedly doing to the industry and the culture in general. I'm all for them, sure they might help people who were on the fence about getting tattooed take that step but that's a good thing right? More people wanting tattoos means better artists and better art and improved materials and more creativity. I know some people think too many people are jumping on the bandwagon and people with tattoos aren't as individualistic as they once were but that's why Jesus made neck and face tattoos. I also don't understand the backlash against the artists that appear on these shows but that's a part of the whole hatred of the "sell out" mentality that crops up everywhere, artists, musicians, businesses, athletes. For the most part the people who make it to the level where they can "sell out" deserve the money, fame, exposure etc... We should be wishing them well and be happy that they can support themselves with their passion.


Luke and Kayla said...

Agreed. I think seeing these shows for casual people getting tattoos may cause them to think or realize they can get better and more original pieces done then the Tazmanian Devil flash on the wall.

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