The tattoo has been employed by many cultures, both ancient and contemporary, accompanying the man for much of his existence. Depending on the areas in which it is rooted, tattoo could represent either a kind of identity card of the individual, that a rite of passage, for example, to adulthood.
From the late 60s and early 70s onwards the tattoo culture, thanks to television, magazines and to the numerous programs dedicated to tattoo, has known a progressive diffusion, first in youth subcultures among hippies and bikers and then slowly conquering all social strata and all ages.
Today an increasing number of people choose to have a second skin made of lines and shades that go back to the style of the old and new school, or realistic, tribal, Japanese, biomechanical and lettering designs.
Story published on "ArtPhoto Magazine"