Tattoos: Happiness & Exile

Tattoos: Happiness & Exile

Looking to start your first tattoo? Where do you start, with something small on the back or on the arms, legs, torso?
The link between tattoos and fashion has been fashionable since the 1860’s and probably before that. So it isn’t that new but in the last few years, tattoos have gone from being something hidden to central and celebrated in Fashion.

And while there are many true English men who have tattoos, David Beckham is often the one who we see as having beautiful adornment for the modern male ink movement. He is probably the most world’s famous photographed footballer, who has sleeves of tattoos, regularly updated and worn with pride, that quite obviously have become an essential part of his image.

And whether it was conscious or not his tattoos have increased the visibility of inking around the globe, but also the family man image, well dressed continuously and a great athlete, have managed to dispel the ‘bad boy’ image that in letter years tattoo seem to have.
Indeed, from those that started off with the odd tat on the arm, now we’re talking about full sleeves, necks, and legs, leaving sometimes just the face bare.


When it comes to arms, it is a matter of design and very personal to the guy that’s having it done. Carefully planned out each sleeve, sketching the designs on paper, talking it over with the tattoo artist, and so on. It is a matter of art. But that’s how it is, when you get your arms inked, from a distance the sleeves make them look tough, but these guys know better than anyone how to ink up their arm in a strategic, meaningful way.

It is truly happiness and exile.

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