The expression of the tattoo and the emotions it transmits

Until not too long ago, the tattoo was still not considered a work of art, and in fact, there were many tattoo artists who carried out work far removed from what we could call professional. However, currently, the concept of tattoos has changed, moving towards the artistic spectrum, to which is added that the client is increasingly demanding and seeks that each tattoo forms an important part of his person and that of the artist, giving great relevance to the expression of the tattoo and the emotions it transmits.


Transmit emotions without telling all the secrets of the tattoo


Often, tattoos have as their main objective to convey an idea, a thought, an opinion, a feeling, or any other element that is part of the personality of the one who is tattooed.

There are many elements that can precisely manage to convey these perspectives in a fairly clear and precise way, so it is very common for the person who wants to get a tattoo to go to a tattoo parlor and ask for a design that includes these elements.

However, with this, you can create a very clear message of what you want to convey, but in exchange, the tattoo is losing an essential part of originality, becoming a copy that is represented on thousands and thousands of skins throughout everyone.

There are some tattoo artists, such as Abel Miranda, who consider that it is important for the tattoo to transmit emotions without revealing all its secrets, that is, there must always be free interpretation by the observer.

The objective is to transmit emotions without telling everything that is wanted to be expressed so that the owner of the tattoo will be the only person in the whole world who really knows each and every one of the details.

To do this, unique and unrepeatable drawings must be created, and adapted to the inside and outside of the person:

Adaptation to the interior: It is important to represent what the tattooed person wants to convey through the artistic vision of the tattoo artist.

Adaptation to the outside: The characteristics, shapes and movement of the skin and each part of the body will be taken into account by the tattoo artist to create a design that does not deform.

The body, is a determining canvas for the interpretation of the tattoo


If we make a painting on a fabric canvas, we enjoy an advantage which is the fact that said canvas will normally be completely flat, so it does not happen like the tattoo artist encounters the human body, which is a canvas that, in addition of presenting different shapes and curvatures in three dimensions, at the same time it also has movement, with which we could say that the tattoo artist has to adapt even to the fourth dimension as long as we understand it as the development of the three dimensions in time…

For this reason, the design that will be printed on each body will be completely different, and under no circumstances can it be exchanged with other bodies, since no matter how similar they may seem, there are always very representative differences not only in the shapes but also in the way each person moves their body.

For this reason, the tattoo artist must express himself precisely through this unique canvas, and if he manages to prevent the drawings from being deformed, he will have achieved excellence with an artistic design that will undoubtedly accompany the tattooed person throughout his entire life. life.

In essence, the tattoo should focus on transmitting emotions and preserving its meaning to allow free interpretation, and always adapting to the particularities of the canvas on which we are going to draw.