Tattooing has been practiced as art for centuries; it has been used for tribalism, to indicate status, for religious and spiritual practices, as decoration, and for identification. As the practice has evolved, tattoo artists still emulate the history through styles such as Traditional American and Japanese, and processes like machine-free tattooing. The tattoo artist treats the skin as their canvas. Thus the inked body should be treated as such, and approached with consideration.
Student Scholars Day, Allendale, MI 03/31 - 04/17/2017