New year, new you!! As we approach 2017, there has been vast changes in technology with shopping,traveling, working, and functioning in the 21st century. This year may change the way we look at tattoos. Originally,some tattoos are done in shops with sketch books and drawings. However, the new wave of technology has arrived with Apple and Duoskin that will change the game of tattoo design in the 21st century.
Historically, tattoos have been the symbol of human decoration for centuries. First, the website “A brief history of tattoos” at www.powerverbs.com notes that tattoos go back as far as 12000 BC in Egypt and was served as a purpose for cultural celebration or identifying women for marriage material as well as used for male and female criminals and spies in Japan. Even though the popularity of tattoos have been faded throughout time, tattoos have recently gained popularity among the millenial social media generation through technology with Apple products and Duoskin being developed by MIT students with Microsoft collaboration.
Recently, the new wave of tattoo design has come to surface with the rawest form of design. The article, “How a high tech tattoo artist is taking his industry digital” by Chiara Sottile at http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/how-high-tech-tattoo-artist-taking-his-industry-digital-n702696. This new form of design was created by tattoo artist Justin Nordine from Colorado. He is an art major who found a new way to art for the 21st century for his clients with a mechanical approach. The typical style of tattoos is done with ink and paint on skin but this style involves apple and Ipad products as the new canvas design for future clients. This form of design is mechanical but functional at the same time. The tattoo design done on his customer Laura Palmero with a 3D design concept that took several hours to complete but she was satisfied with the results.
Finally,Duoskin tattoos are another form of individual expression created by MIT students and Microsoft Research department as noted in this article at http://duoskin.media.mit.edu/ display these temporary tattoos to serve as a function for wireless communication designed in Goldleaf material as well as wear as jewelry with LED lighting. Currently ,this design is undergoing research but may serve as another way to enhance use of mobile products as well as personal decoration once it is approved in the future.
Basically, tattoos are like piercings and hairstyles. All of these elements are individually expressed by others and have been enhanced by technical elements to keep up with the times and remain relevant in modern culture. Whether tattoos are designed by Ipad, sketch pad or metallic material, tattoos are here to stay and will remain to make a mark on people’s lives for any given time. Overall, continue to thrive and express yourselves.
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