Why are people fond of tattoos? It's a question that is intriguing to most. There is a speculation that getting tattoos are addictive and if you have tried one, you will be coming back for more. So with everything said and done on how people get into the tattoo hype, would Fake tattoos be able to replace the essence of having a tattoo?
Fake tattoos are forms or ways of mimicking the real tattoo. Having an artist draw on your skin using removable ink is a way fake tattoos are implemented.
The Henna Tattoo
While the Henna tattoo idea is somewhat quite similar to the real thing, I still consider this fake because it does not stick to your skin. But what comprises a Henna tattoo, and is getting one worth it? For one, henna tattoos similar to the real tattoo art can be placed anywhere, but if it's going to wear off anyway, why put it in places people won't see right? So probably it is commonly placed in the neck/nape, the arm, the leg (lower part) so that people can actually appreciate your tattoo. Common reactions are, awed, wowed, or disgusted. Yes some people do not like the tattooing idea.
Another thing to consider with the henna tattoo is the artist. Since it is similarly implemented as the real one, your artist should be great at it. For one not to infect you with anything, second, so your tattoo will look cool and not look like a 5 year old doodle.
With the above said, ink plus artist equals being expensive. Yes, getting a Henna Tattoo can get quite expensive and the reason for it is that it's not permanent. After a few days it's gone, and if you happen to want to get it placed again, you pay again. So is it that worth it?
Some would say yes due to the mask it creates, the mystery and awesomeness it actually gives its bearer. For others that is priceless so no matter what the effort amounts to, it's definitely a catch.
The Tattoo Sleeves
Has anyone heard of this? A sleeved tattoo? Well yes, it exists and its just like the real thing. These tattoos are created similar to a stocking where people can just wear them either on their legs or their arms. These fake tattoos are designed to cover the full arm where it will seem that you got a tattoo all over and for sure everyone will be talking about you. Difference with Henna tattoo is that, you can have a small tattoo as a sleeve, it's always the full sleeve where it covers the whole arm or legs. But the benefit of this fake tattoo is that it is not only made for show, but for sun protection as well. Cool huh?
Having a tattoo is great, since it promotes art. And these tattoo sleeves definitely promotes art and culture.
Why? Because for one, it can penetrate the mainstream where great art can be displayed. Two, the sleeve is the artist's canvass, its just up to the artist how to demonstrate his great talent on it.