Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Celebrity Tattoos Rihanna

Rihanna is a huge tattoo lover. She loves tattoos so much that she has a total of twelve and she also enjoys spending her free time just hanging out in tattoo studios. Although the Barbados born beauty has twelve tattoos you probably haven't even noticed half of them, half of them are very small and in unnoticeable places.

 Heres a list of her twelve tattoo:

 1. A music note on her ankle.
 2. The Pisces sign behind her right ear
 3. A star in her left ear
 4. Sanskrit prayer going down her hip
 5. The word love on her left middle finger
 6. A patch of star dust on the back of her neck
 7. [she turned #6 into] a trail of stars going down her back
 8. The phrase shhh on her right index finger
 9. The date 11-4-1986 on top of her left shoulder
 10. A skull on the back of her left ankle
 11. Freedom in God written in Arabic on her left side
 12. A tribal design on her right hand and wrist that represents strength and love

 Rihanna loves to talk about her tattoos and loves to explain what they mean. She sat down with The View in Las Vegas and talked to them about her latest tattoo.

 They're Roman numerals. Me and my best friend got the same thing. Its her DOB (date of birth) and she has mine.

 I like hanging out in tattoo shops. When I am in New York, after all the photo shoots and performances, when I should be resting, sometimes I get dressed and go to the tattoo parlors in SoHo and hang out. I am so intrigued by tattoos. Its an entire culture, and I study it. Sometimes I go with friends or just by myself. I get bum-rushed, but I don't care. I don't take security.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Peace Sign Tattoos Their Meaning In A Modern World

Arising in the 1960s the peace sign symbolized passivity, world peace in general, a peaceful outlook and more specifically peace in Vietnam. As more and more people have chosen to show their leanings with tattoos, todays peace sign tattoos stand for much more.

 You will be hard pressed to find a symbol more recognized than the peace symbol. It was designed on February 21, 1958, by Gerald Holtom, who was an artist in Britain. It was first used for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). Many do not know that he used naval semaphores as the basis for his design. (The semaphore is a signaling system where flags are held in each hand in different positions. Each position of the arms and hands indicate a different letter or number. The two letters N for Nuclear and D for Disarmament were used in the symbol to represent peace. The N is formed by holding two flags down in an upside down V, and the letter D is formed by holding one flag pointed straight up and the other pointed straight down. It was first used in 1958 during a Easter weekend anti-nuclear march.

 A peace symbol tattoo can stand for many things including serenity, harmony, tranquility, freedom, non-violence, silence, calmness, hope, victory, pacifism, respect, justice and goodwill. For some it represents art. For others it is simply another popular tattoo choice, like cross tattoos or star tattoos. As such artful designs they may not mean anything on a grander scale to most. Like heart tattoos that say Mom and the like, they can merely be iconic tattoos for those who only want to get inked.

 But for others, in fact, for most, their tattoo designs are very personal.

 Peace sign tattoos have a broader scope of typical meanings than the peace sign jewelry, clothing and necklace designs so frequently marketed by the man (corporate America).

 Though we dont tend to acknowledge our troops as we did in WWI and WWII, our young men and women are still serving in the armed forces overseas. Tattoos are a way for them to announce their views in a more permanent fashion, either commemorating those who died in service, or their desire for peaceful times and to be home.

 The GLBT community are partial to rainbow peace sign designs. Presumably because it symbolizes peace for their community.

 For others it represents, oddly enough, a rebellion of sorts, and as such, the opposite of peace. Those who still espouse the drug scene, the rebellious music popularized in the 60s and the counter culture mentality.

 It can stand for peace with oneself or with ones family, as well as larger organizations; all derivations on the original hippie meaning.

 Peace signs can be found most anywhere on the body. Some of the most popular include peace sign tattoos on feet, arms, shoulders and the hip. For some reason foot tattoos are very popular. I suppose it is because the peace symbols fit so well near or on the ankle.

 If you are looking for unique tattoo ideas for peace tattoos you can look at celebrity designs, pictures in magazines, Myspace layouts or pics in search engines or at Miami Ink, a popular tattoo parlor.