Does tattoo drawing qualify as art? Given the obscene amount of money that people make from tattoo drawings, do you really care?
Seriously though folks,drawing tattoos is a marketable talent; one that can serve you in a number of ways. You could own and operate your own tattoo parlor or studio; or simply be a free-lance tattoo artist who people hire on an individual basis to give them the skin ink of their dreams.
Or if you are not too fond of needles (OK, admit it, the sight of them makes you faint—we won't judge!), you can create intricate, artistic tattoo designs that your clients can take with them to the tattoo parlor.Your drawings could inspire the work of tattoo artists everywhere, and may even lead to a more permanent position as a sort of creative director at a parlor or studio.
If you do plan to make a living through tattoos and design, your job likely will involve far more than the composition of basic and common tattoo symbols. These days people don't always go for the conventional hearts, roses, mermaids, the names of their significant others (given the current divorce rate, this particular tat might not be the wisest choice), etc.
If you want to be a successful creator of contemporary skin art illustrations, you also will want to master the seemingly opposite artistic concepts of cross tattoo drawings and dragon tattoo drawing. Indeed, believe it or not, religious imagery forms the basis of many skin ink designs—whether it's a cross or an angel, the inked portrait of a religious figure or a pair of hands folded in prayer. And fantasy creatures such as dragons, elves and even vampires and zombies are other popular options for today’s tattoo enthusiasts.
So through your work as a tattoo artist, you could be inking an ebullient, downrightspiritual cross symbol one day and a scaly mythical green creature the next; we ask you, could you have a more diverse career? Or, for that matter, a more artistic one.
When you consider the great beauty and the intricate structure and detail of most tattoos, you will realize that skin art is an art form; a creative medium all its own.
Aside from being beautiful, tattoo art is perhaps the most unique media of all; one which claims human skin as its canvas. People use tattoos to tell the world about the people, places, things and symbols that hold meaning in their lives; and, sometimes, to relate part of their life stories.
Tell your own story today by trying your hand at tattoo art. Open up a whole new world of creative expression through the magic of skin art.