One of the most memorable experiences that I had during my freshman year of high school was a project that I did in a Modern Art course. We were told to, in a span of a single minute, to list as many versions of art as possible. Our list consisted of things, such as, watercolors, charcoal, and clay; but it was my group that did something different. My group put things like graffiti, body piercings, and hair dye in our list of art.
Needless to say, my group was the winner of the challenge, because my professor then told us that everything was art in some form or another.
This includes tattoos. Many people do not consider tattoos to be in the same level of art as oil pointing and marble sculptures, but if you were to take a step back, you would see that tattoos are a work of art in their own right.
The Red Tattoo Parlor, located in Tennessee, is an all female run tattoo shop.
They are a nationally known tattoo parlor, having been featured in the summer of 2013 on the television show, Tattoo Rescue; where their small shop was recreated into something truly spectacular. The Red Tattoo Parlor was also given a featured page in the April 2013 edition of both the Belmont Feed and Pain Magazine.
Some may say that the women of the Red Tattoo Parlor had to fight harder to get where they currently are today, while other believe that their fame was due to their genders. I believe that both sides are correct. Women tattoo artist have a stigma placed on them with the notion that they are not as skilled as their men counterparts. This stigma only make the women artist work harder to get where they are in their careers, and in doing that, have surpassed most of the men in the filed. I also feel that the Red Tattoo Parlor had a little bit of help from their genders in becoming a famed tattoo parlor. Just think; how many all women tattoo parlors are there in your neighborhood.
Gender aside, these tattoo artist have created some of the best tattoo pieces that I have ever seen. Pieces that should be soft and sweet are soft and sweet, and pieces that should be wild and fierce are wild and fierce; this is a talent that is lost among many tattoo artists.
The Red Tattoo Parlor includes tattoo artist Lita Edwards and Miss Sophi, two very talented artists, in both tattoos and more “traditional” art styles.
Be sure that the next time you are in tenseness to stop by the Red Tattoo Parlor, and who knows, maybe you will be walking out with a piece of art.
As Lita may say, “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doer, but more importantly, the world needs dreamers who do”