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Guardian of the Confessional - Full Face Head Tattoo

Credit to Mr Miks Tattoo & Body Piercing.

Tel: 01606 350792 , 111, Middlewich Rd, Northwich, Cheshire CW9 7BY


Dave with his full face tattoo. A very tattood man !


As many people will know I generally attend the local tattoo convention at Manchester and Liverpool. Too many people do 'judge by the cover' however, which is very wrong. A tat can be a fashion statement or something more.


A tattoo is a marking made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattoos on humans are a type of decorative body modification, while tattoos on animals are most commonly used for identification or branding. Indeed the habit of women having one just above the bottom is offen referred to as a 'tramp stamp'.


The word tatoo appears to be a loan word from Polynesian 'tatau'. People have also been forcibly tattooed. A well-known example is the identification system for inmates in Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Tattoos have also been used for identification in other ways. For example, in the period of early contact between the Māori and Europeans, Māori chiefs sometimes drew their moko (facial tattoo) on documents in place of a signature.


Permanent makeup is the use of tattoos to enhance eyebrows, lips (liner and/or lipstick), eyes (liner), and even moles, usually with natural colors, as the designs are intended to resemble makeup.


In Japan, tattoos are strongly associated with organized crime organizations known as the yakuza, particularly full body tattoos done the traditional Japanese way (Tebori).


In the United States many prisoners and criminal gangs use distinctive tattoos to indicate facts about their criminal behavior, prison sentences, and organizational affiliation. A tear tattoo, for example, can be symbolic of murder, with each tear representing the death of a friend. At the same time, members of the U.S. military have an equally well established and longstanding history of tattooing to indicate military units, battles, kills, etc., an association which remains widespread among older Americans. Tattooing is also common in the British Armed Forces.


More of my 2009, 2010, 2011 tattoos here www.flickr.com/photos/hotpixuk/3804964709/

Another church interior here www.flickr.com/photos/hotpixuk/4163626967/


Have a look at some of my other tattoo images on Flickr - www.flickr.com/search/?q=Tattoo&w=33062170@N08 .


Keep in touch, add me as a contact www.flickr.com/relationship.gne?id=33062170@N08


(c) Hotpix / HotpixUK Tony Smith - Hotpix.freeserve.co.uk WDCC

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Taken on September 8, 2009