: TATTOOS and COVER UP: but I love vintage
I am against the covering of tattoos ^_^
and you probably ended up on this page because you are looking for something completely different from what you are going to read…
but I would like to tell you something that may create some doubt in your mind about covering your tattoo
… let’s start like this …
many years ago
( we’ve just started and I feel old already, for God’s sake)
when I still was a simple secretary- in a tattoo studio
one day we simply packed, bought a train ticket
and headed towards Florence…not to any man but to that guy named Maurizio Fiorini; we had a coffee sitting in his living-room and had a chat
that great guy named Maurizio Fiorini was 76 at that time
and had been a great tattooist in his youth
he had been an amazing maestro
and now..well he is simply a legend
he was a good man, very generous with his hints, lively and full of stories to tell
and while he was talking to us about all the women he had loved showing them to us at the same time tattooed on his calves, I could just think: “ one day I will be old too, I will have wrinkly and crumpled skin and I will use my tattoos to tell the anecdotes of my glorious youth to the new generations that’s great!!! ”
dear me, I was only 20 and I wanted to be old already ahahhhaha
I had never seen an old man so full with tattoos, maybe I hadn’t even seen a young man so full of tattoos
(hey guys… I am talking about 2005, the trend of the tattooed footballers wasn’t so popular yet!)
and all I could think of was that it was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen
he was happy and proud of his past
and he had taken notes everywhere on his skin:
the many nights spent making love with all those women that had stolen a piece of his heart, the adventurous trips looking for the right tools to tattoo, all the needle brothers and sisters met on the way, around the world…
a world full of white skinned people that rule
. a skin, his, full of stories and life .
. I adore vintage .
because it is full of stories and life
and it is not true that it is old, ruined and not trendy anymore, it simply has got a different style from the others;
you can like it, or not, simple as that.
but I would never try to turn an old damask armchair into a modernist stool…for f…k’s sake, you can’t!
the new modernist scaffoldings are created with lines, structures, materials, techniques and procedures
that are totally different from a vintage work of art….how on earth can you turn antique into modern?
but I would never try to turn an old damask armchair into a modernist stool…
FOR F…K’S SAKE, YOU CAN’T!
the new modernist scaffoldings are created with lines, structures, materials, techniques and procedures that are totally different from a vintage work of art….how on earth can you turn antique into modern?
and the same could be said about tattoos
a modern tattoo is surely created with lines, structures, material, techniques and procedures that are completely different from the ones used for a tattoo of five/ten years ago…
therefore, how can you put them together, one on the other?
there are tattoos that surely can cover old relics but are definitely not delicate and light white flowers
a possible moral of this article is that if you really want to cover one of your tattoos don’t come and ask me ^_^ but to other tattooists that have a more intense style, that enables them to cover the relics…but the real question is: do you really want to cover it ?!?!
what you must surely avoid doing is trying to adjust the relics to make it modern:
baby you really can’t, it would be rubbish
or put something fresher next to it because “it s not really complete like this and also I don’t like it anymore like this…”
NO, NOT EVEN THIS IS ALLOWED!
I don’t really know how to explain this in just four lines, but the effect that you desire is not coherent:
think again at the damask armchair that has to turn into a modernist stool > If you don’t like it anymore, putting a couple of studs on it is not the solution….YOU CAN’T ^_^ I am afraid, it’s all down to science, universal laws of coherence
let’s make an example:
take a 94-year-old woman, if you give her a face-lift maybe she will look younger but just on her face, not on the neck that will inevitably show the signs of time
and her body too
and her dress style….
guys, she will always remain a 94-year-old gran that looks ridiculous because of her face-lift ^_^
anyway, I adore vintage
and I also love all those old tattoos, a bit unrefined maybe, with changed colours and lines that look different from the modern products… they are amazing just because of that!!
they are inimitable, and it is not possible to reproduce them again
they are a piece of history
. the tangible proof of a piece of history .
e vi dirò di più,
mi son dispiaciuta solo di una cosa riguardo ai miei tatuaggi:
di averne coperti alcuni (in favore di tatuaggi più grandi, non per un rifiuto)
e di aver quindi nascosto le prove di qualche tappa passata nella mia strada
. cancelled .
come se io non fossi mai passata di lì
ed è strano parlare di un tatuaggio al passato
è come averlo perso