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The party was in full swing as Sting’s “Desert Rose” drifted into the air. Couples dancing rhythmically presented a great atmosphere. A woman closest to the dais wore a backless outfit.  On her back stood out a beautifully designed rose tattoo all with stem and thorn disappearing onto her lower back – a real good women’s tattoo design.

Many years ago a German Circus had a woman with many tattoos. She was quite an attraction since then women’s tattoos were not an accepted norm socially. Later in the 60’s a woman with a cause or a social rebel emerged. And thus emerged woman’s tattoos as more and more women “got bitten by the tattoo bug”. Nowadays women’s tattoo is a style statement and in many cases an envious proposition.

Lyla had just moved in from New York with her husband into Grenville, Alabama. Having been exposed to a larger audience back at the Big Apple, she found the women’s circle quite and kind. Once on a hot day, Lyla had sauntered into the supermarket wearing her halter neck top and shorts. The women she passed, held her in their eyes with open mouth for on her back was the face of Mary looking kindly at those who saw. That night every husband in that county might have received a demand to be driven to the nearest tattoo artist as their wives wanted to get their women’s tattoo.

Women’s tattoos
Women’s tattoos

What was once considered a male bastion; Tattooing has scaled new heights among the best of socially known women. Tattoo studios have now sprung up in every nook of the country. And now it has captured the imagination of school going giggly girls too. A rich socialite in upscale Los Angeles had once thrown a party which would naturally go on for the whole night till the break of dawn. Only this time she had requested the presence of her guests a lot early in the evening then otherwise as she had flown down Pierre , a famed tattoo artist from Europe just so that she could offer his services to those “have not “ invitees absolutely free of cost. Needless to say Pierre had to call it an early day at the break of dawn and comfortably slipped onto the floor with no care, in deep sleep

Tattooing is most common amongst Asian Indian women. Their designs crudely drawn geometric designs meant to represent their caste, name of their place of birth or sometimes their husband’s name. Now as time goes by as the changes in the culture bring in some new developments, young women from the Gujarat region from urban cities have got into getting tattoos with similar designs with no reference to the original traditions. Their designs are more contemporary far removed from the crude work displayed by their rural counterparts.  Imaginative designers have created wonderful and sensational which are slowly being exhibited at tattoo festivals all over the world. Now it can be easily said that a woman need not be a rebel or an eccentric to have a tattoo on her body.

Breast Tattoos – A new statement

I was so excited that day that I woke up earlier than usual. I had to get ready within the next hour and that would be odd for a Saturday. I had an appointment with Nicolette, the French Tattoo artist at her studio, downtown. That wasn’t all. I was a bit breathless too. For this was the 1st time I was to get a breast tattoo. “Why a breast tattoo?”  My room – mate Maria had asked.  “Yes” I had responded. I had made up my mind to let go of all my fears and grow more confident. That is what Theresa my new friend at art class had told me.  Theresa, an orphan was brought up in a convent and it was our common disposition that brought us closer to each other. I could see a change in her ever since she had got a breast tattoo.

On reaching the studio, my excitement was overwhelming. It was not the same when I would go on a shopping spree for shoes or clothes. This was different, completely different.  I was keen to get this done with as early as possible. It took me a while to choose my design and while Nicolette emptied her cup of coffee I ran through the pages of her album. Finally settling for a delightful butterfly design I settled in on her chair. When she was finally done, I just could not take my eyes off my reflection in the mirror. Theresa was right. I felt different.

Breast Tattoos

Breast Tattoos

Many may find it odd as to why would a woman sport a breast tattoo. While tattoos signify features of considerable depth to many cultures ancient as well as new, they have over the years become a fashion statement to many. A breast tattoo, to me is not merely an enhancement as it may seem to a few. For me it signifies confidence of different degree. It brings alive a sense of fulfillment within me. Although I get to see it when I am alone, looking at the rich colors of the butterfly nestled on my right breast brings a soft smile on my lips.

Tattooing has been in practice centuries and every kind of tattoo had purpose. In ancient India, the husband’s name would be tattooed on the back of woman. This was to show that she belonged to him. Sailors have been tattooing their arms and chest with names of ships they would have sailed in or a dagger to display a fierce disposition to prospective adversaries.

Contemporary tattoo artists have opened up their schemes of imaginative spots, especially on women and a breast tattoo is one such creative canvas of masterpiece caliber.  Using various designs to exemplify the particular woman’s stand or a rant or then even her demure form, the artist has been able to earn a very faithful place amongst his or her clients. As for me, it has been quite a while since I got the tattoo, each day I find it anew right where I wanted it to be. Close to my heart.

Breast cancer tattoos

Rita had just lost her mother to cancer. Her entire world collapsed. She had just passed out of Law School and had been invited to intern with a premier law firm of the city. Her mother would frequently complain of pain in her chest, during Rita’s college days, but her visits to the doctor did nothing to warn her of the impending danger. Then suddenly one morning she collapsed and had to be rushed to the hospital. The cancer in her breast was in an advanced stage. There was nothing anybody could except watch and pray. A week later she passed away.
“Why don’t you get a Breast Cancer Tattoo?” said her supervisor at the law firm. She had one on her forearm. She had lost her friend to the dreaded disease. A breast cancer tattoo was a pink awareness ribbon and looked pretty elegant especially on a woman. The very next day, Rita got her breast cancer tattoo she looked pretty happy about it. This will keep my mother happy, she thought as she ran her hand reverently over the freshly crafted pink awareness ribbon design.

Socially driven causes have taken the world by storm. Right from creating athletic events like the Terry Fox run to celebrities doing their bit on their social equity. The Pink Awareness Ribbon breast Cancer tattoo brings to one’s mind the solidarity the person expresses towards the millions of women who have either suffered from the frightful disease and lived to tell the tale or succumbed to it leaving behind a heartbroken family.

Breast cancer tattoos

Breast cancer tattoos

Then there are also those women who have made it back successfully after surgery who have taken this to a different level. Like this English lady who had boarded a flight to New York. The stewardess who stood at the door to attend to new passengers, smiled brightly as this lady passenger walked towards her. Her coat was unbuttoned, unmindful to the weather at Heath-row. There just above where her right breast would have been was this cutely crafted breast cancer tattoo which had “Survivor” written boldly just above the top of the ribbon. As she walked into the aisle, smiling brightly at everyone, there was a soft applause in the aircraft. It got so interesting that the commander of the plane congratulated her on the PA and then the applause grew louder.

To be able to bring out so much compassion by merely getting a Breast Cancer tattoo is truly commendable as a tattoo remains permanently on the body part of the wearer reminding herself and those around of taking no chances about breast cancer. One top surgeon has such a tattoo on his forearm too. He says that it brings confidence to the women he operates upon when they get to see it, just before there are sedated. Some have even used as a fashion statement showing them off on social fundraising events when they are seen among the who’s who of the country’s prominent gentry.

Lotus flower tattoos

A Lotus flower commands the utmost respect in Asian countries, especially India where it is found in abundance in marshy waters. The lotus flower starts its journey as a small flower under the murky waters of a pond in the mud and muck. It slowly emerges outside the surface the water’s surface constantly moving towards light. Once it comes out completely to the surface the lotus flower begins to blossom and turn into a beautiful flower. Seen among murky waters yet so beautiful, thus the respect to this revered flower.  A Lotus Flower offering to the deities is considered auspicious amongst the Hindus. Thus the symbolism is striking enough to draw the admiration of many not only in Asia but all over the world.  Just so a Lotus Flower Tattoo is one of the most popular designs seen mostly in those countries where Hinduism and Buddhism are practiced.  A Lotus Flower Tattoo represents a spiritual essence of nature.  It represents humility of character, just as the origin of the Lotus flower.

The Lotus Flower Tattoo also displays the struggle in the life of a man. Again this derived from the murky derivations of this beautiful creation of nature. Most Lotus Flower Tattoos can be seen on men who may have risen from bad times and have now reached a place and stature of respect. Such tattoos can be seen in Japan.

Lotus flower tattoos

Lotus flower tattoos

In India however the Lotus flower also has found its place in politics. The Bharatiya Janta Party , a politically driven group has the Lotus flower as its symbol. Although here the representation is more than symbolic as it is meant to reach out to the common man who would be the most important person during elections. However, in the Far East and South East nations, the lotus has long been considered important just as a rose is seen in western countries. The lotus as a flower has found mention in the Bible too as it has been seen with its spiritual ascent in Hindu scriptures. Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of wisdom, learning, arts, knowledge; she is always depicted seated on a white lotus. The reverence of the lotus flower transcended into the daily lives of people in these countries as it is also seen as symbols of truth and enlightenment.  Even the ancient Egyptians held the Lotus in high esteem. Their belief was that their Sun God Ra was born in a Lotus flower.

The lotus is also seen as a symbol of peace. Looking at the various stages of the blooming Lotus the mystical colors it takes at each stage in a way depicts its struggle in the murkiness of the waters and emerges successfully as a beautiful embodiment of purity. Thus Lotus flower tattoos are often created in many forms and in many colors. Both the Lotus flower and the Rose are clearly the most often used as designs in tattoo art forms.  The Lotus thus makes an impetus design subject.

Women’s tattoos

The party was in full swing as Sting’s “Desert Rose” drifted into the air. Couples dancing rhythmically presented a great atmosphere. A woman closest to the dais wore a backless outfit.  On her back stood out a beautifully designed rose tattoo all with stem and thorn disappearing onto her lower back – a real good women’s tattoo design.

Many years ago a German Circus had a woman with many tattoos. She was quite an attraction since then women’s tattoos were not an accepted norm socially. Later in the 60’s a woman with a cause or a social rebel emerged. And thus emerged woman’s tattoos as more and more women “got bitten by the tattoo bug”. Nowadays women’s tattoo is a style statement and in many cases an envious proposition.

Lyla had just moved in from New York with her husband into Grenville, Alabama. Having been exposed to a larger audience back at the Big Apple, she found the women’s circle quite and kind. Once on a hot day, Lyla had sauntered into the supermarket wearing her halter neck top and shorts. The women she passed, held her in their eyes with open mouth for on her back was the face of Mary looking kindly at those who saw. That night every husband in that county might have received a demand to be driven to the nearest tattoo artist as their wives wanted to get their women’s tattoo.

Women’s tattoos

Women’s tattoos

What was once considered a male bastion; Tattooing has scaled new heights among the best of socially known women. Tattoo studios have now sprung up in every nook of the country. And now it has captured the imagination of school going giggly girls too. A rich socialite in upscale Los Angeles had once thrown a party which would naturally go on for the whole night till the break of dawn. Only this time she had requested the presence of her guests a lot early in the evening then otherwise as she had flown down Pierre , a famed tattoo artist from Europe just so that she could offer his services to those “have not “ invitees absolutely free of cost. Needless to say Pierre had to call it an early day at the break of dawn and comfortably slipped onto the floor with no care, in deep sleep

Tattooing is most common amongst Asian Indian women. Their designs crudely drawn geometric designs meant to represent their caste, name of their place of birth or sometimes their husband’s name. Now as time goes by as the changes in the culture bring in some new developments, young women from the Gujarat region from urban cities have got into getting tattoos with similar designs with no reference to the original traditions. Their designs are more contemporary far removed from the crude work displayed by their rural counterparts.  Imaginative designers have created wonderful and sensational which are slowly being exhibited at tattoo festivals all over the world. Now it can be easily said that a woman need not be a rebel or an eccentric to have a tattoo on her body.

Female Tattoos – A rage in world

Rita , a 13 year old schoolgirl from the city of New York , has just returned from a birthday party from a friend’s house. She is in an animated discussion with her mother a haughty socialite of the metropolis. The topic of discussion is the female tattoo. “I want one too” she cajoles her fussy mother. Rita has seen a lady at the party who had a tattoo on her neck. The tattoo was nothing but a name of her boyfriend. She too wants a female Tattoo. She will not settle for any female tattoo. She wants something like what she has seen on her favorite actress Angelina Jolie. And all this while she expects her mother to find a good reason to give to her school principal, just in case it is found objectionable. The mother is aware of what is to come and also how she will cleverly dissuade her 13 year old rebel from the subject. But she also knows that once the girl commences college she would probably get her female tattoo.

The mid 60s saw the rise of the rebel in a woman.  Those days considered social pariahs, these women building their own social network. Easily identified with their tattooed arms or necks or even torsos, their way of life began to gain acceptable norms. Soon these women were seen in the mainstream. Their “ethnicity” began to spread but in diluted forms. What took the top slot were the tattoos. Female tattoos manifested into a modest accessory amongst the post modern women.  At first they had dainty and tiny subjects like small butterflies on the top part of their arms and slowly the size and locations too became more bold and striking. This was not a norm but yet there was a stoic set of women who stood their ground and carried the baton.

Female Tattoos

Female Tattoos

Female tattoos generally have gone though a metamorphic shift among young women. From dainty flowers and butterflies to bolder designs. A sleeve tattoo is also quite popular amongst the audacious bands of women who will walk the mile alongside a man. The designs can be flowery or sometimes bizarre. Even if it is a tiny beetle in bright yellow on the small of the back, it is being understood that the woman in question is letting out a bit of her rebel within her.

Contrary to the belief that” good girls” don’t go for tattoos, the celebrities and the socialites led the charge of female tattoos opening the gates to all and sundry who wished to make a style statement. These girls wanted to stand out from the crowds, although women from the previous generations had long given up thumbing their noses at them. Even so tattooing has become an industry of sorts with imagination firing up the costs to towering heights. Add to this the inherent female structure has made it imperative to make cleanliness an important aspect of the tattoo industry.  All in all the female tattoo industry is here to stay.