Twenty-one-year-old singer and songwriter Leah Dou has an international fan base — and a face tattoo. While the design is simple — a single line running from her lower lip down her neck — the influence it has can be seen on social media networks like Instagram and Weiboa Chinese microblogging platform. For most of Chinese history, tattoos have been stigmatized.
Skip navigation! Story from Beauty. It's no secret that young people — specifically young women — love tattoos.
Nowhere is the trend more evident than in Shanghai, China's most cosmopolitan city and recently dubbed "China's tattoo mecca" by the country's state media. Body art for women has long been frowned upon in socially conservative China, but studios are mushrooming throughout the city of 24 million. Zhuo Dantingwidely considered one of China's top tattoo artists, has witnessed first-hand how the industry has exploded.
Remember when rub-on tattoos were in? You could stop by any arcade quarter machine and come out with a colorful heart or butterfly on your arm. And if you were lucky, your temporary tattoo would even have glitter. Aside from hearts and butterflies, there was never a shortage of Yin Yang symbols, Chinese scripts and Maori tribal bands.
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In historic times, tattoos were imprinted for religious and holy purposes but now they are primarily used for ornamentation. Some tattoos have deep interpretations and are closely related to the person wearing them. Asian tattoos are mainly imprinted towards the back or lower legs of a person, thus covering a larger surface area of the body.
So the story goes, she agreed to go on a date with him in exchange for a lesson on tattooing. And they lived inked up and happily ever after. Wagner paved the way for artistically inclined women to put ink to skin and see what transpires.
Chinese tattoo designs have been in vogue and mainstream particularly in the Western world for the last decade or so. Chinese symbols are magnanimous, tiny pieces of art, exotic and unfathomable, and up to snuff for a tattoo design. For it is being said, the art and writing of the sanctioned Chinese culture have statuesque lines which provide themselves consummately to the art of tattooing.