Is it me or do women today have as many if not more tattoos then men?
Now don't get me wrong there is nothing sexier than a 20 something wearing a tube top with tattoos all over the right places, but wow the phenomena seems to have gotten out of control. Last time I was working in Thailand I saw a woman tattooed from the top of her head to the soles of her feet.
After first vomiting my papaya salad on the ground and wondering what had caused such a lovely young lady to choose such a radical approach to body modification, I realized she was just an extreme example of the tattooing trend. What is the psychological need that causes one to completely change their body in this way. So I read up on it and and found this: http://tattoos.com/katzen.htm
An interesting thought.
But an even more extreme example from the Italian Blog spot:
Ecco il tatuaggio total body esibito da una modella al festival del tattoo in corso a San Pietroburgo: voi andreste in giro con una cosa simile disegnata sulla vostra pelle?
This woman was more like the one I saw....Wow. After all the thoughts raced through my mind, and the teenage adolescent ones were evacuated, I wondered, how people with such extreme body modification actually live.
So how does the world of tattooing feel about this, obviously it is good for business, but aside from being a model what does one do once the entire body has been slathered with ink?