Art-N-Body will be sponsoring many music events to come. Our first live gig is Blouses of the Holy - A tribute to Led Zeppelin. Check out 13 great cover bands starting at 7:30 at Nietzsches on Saturday, February 17th. We'll be there throwing out free Art-N-Body swag. Make sure to stop by and show your support!
We are also sponsoring Artvoice's BOOM. Check it out!
Ever notice that classic tattoo imagery is becoming ever more present in clothing, ad campaigns, web design and everywhere else you look? Why is this happening?
For better or worse tattooing is a common bond. I hate to say it but it's true. Marketers are catching onto the fact that 16% of adult Americans have at least one tattoo. If you are in the crème dè lè crème of marketing targets (ages 18-29) then expect to be blown over by lots more tattoo imagery to come. 18-29 is a tough audience to crack and the fact that around 1 of 3 people within that age group have a tattoo means that companies are going to pound the commonality to it’s limit. This is one big audience that the big corps can appeal to by using one distinct understood style. It is irresistible to them.
So is this a bad thing like some purists are saying? Are tattoos being “sold out” by big corporations? Absolutely not. I’ve said it before – Tattoo’s represent an overall freedom of expression in its purest and greatest form. If Camel cigarettes wants to put a tattoo rose on its latest packaging then let them. If Captin Morgan thinks naming rum "Tattoo" will get more peole to drink it then fantastic. It doesn’t effect me or you or any artwork that you have had done.
"Selling Out” is the movement against your core belief system to make a profit or a label pushed onto others by a jealous peer set. The only selling out that can occur in the body art world is NOT getting work done because it has become too popular.