Monday, July 18, 2011

Hand Tattoos For Girls

Hand Tattoos For GirlsHand tattoos for girls hold a very significant historical meaning. While Western cultures do not view them in the same capacity, many Eastern cultures greatly support hand tattoos as a way of demonstrating their social status, their intelligence, or even their occupation. Popular for wedding ceremonies or other henna tattoos and Arabic hand tattoos for girls contain some of the most intricate designs associated with any tattoos because of their limited body space.

Within the Arab world, this type of tattoo is part of a widely practiced ritual. While these tattoos often fade after a few weeks, the complex patterns are usually achieved through the use of stencils. The small, symbolic meanings associated with hand tattoos are typically seen throughout North Africa. It was the Egyptian Christians who would support a cross tattoo on their wrist or on their hand. In spite of the popularity, it is not customary for tourists or visitors to request the same tattoos, especially because they often find quotes for the design which are religious, an offense to practicing Muslims.

While this type of tattoo is very popular in Arab worlds, they are not as popular in Western world's where the girls will work regularly or where their hands are hardly covered. This should be taken into consideration prior to getting hand tattoos done. Once that decision has been made, it is good to know that there are four main parts of the hand which can be tattooed. These areas include the fingers, the wrist, the forearm, and the upper arm.

Finger hand tattoos are clearly the smallest in size, and therefore hardly noticeable. Wedding bands or wedding rings are very popular. This is a very unique and classy way to express your love and never run the risk of losing a wedding band. Another option is to have a name inscribed around or along the fingers. This design is the most popular in terms of finger hand tattoos for girls. Wrist tattoos generally include a bracelet or vines wrapping around the wrist in a circular manner. The second most popular idea is a butterfly or a star on the corner of the wrist, symbolizing many different things for different people. Forearm tattoo designs are generally the location for larger tattoos such as a cross or a Celtic knot. Lastly, upper arm designs are often the location of symbols of power or strength such as a dragon or Zodiac symbol.

The Tattooed Bride

The Tattooed BrideMany women from all walks of life today are getting tattoos. What might be a fun piece of body art in your daily life can be a bit tricky to deal with when you are shopping for a wedding gown. Here are a few options to consider for the tattooed bride.

At the time of their wedding, brides can have a wide range of feelings about their tattoos. Some women love them, and want to find a way to showcase them. Other brides like their tattoos, but don't want them to show for the wedding. And some women have tattoos that they got a long time ago and now regret. And then there is the matter of the bride's mother. No matter how comfortable the bride is showing her ink on the wedding day, her mother may have another opinion!

One bride I knew had a wide tribal tattoo around her wrist, and another tattoo on the back of her neck. She loved her tattoos, but her mother most certainly did not. When the bride's mother called to make an appointment for her to pick out a wedding dress, she had said that her daughter was very conservative, and was looking for a dress with long sleeves and a high collar - then in walks this gal with short spiky hair and big tattoos! It turns out that the bride was not the least bit conservative; her mother had decided that since she was paying for the wedding gown, it had darn well better hide those tattoos!

Well, you can't expect a funky rocker chic to walk down the aisle in a Victorian gown, but in this case, a compromise was reached between the two sides. The bride wore a gown with a removable jacket with a tattoo concealing collar for the ceremony, which she could remove for dancing and having fun at the reception. To conceal her wrist tattoo, no long sleeves were necessary; instead she ordered a piece of custom bridal jewelry to do the trick. Her bridal jewelry was a custom made wide bracelet, with enough rows of pearls and crystals to hide the tattoo for the ceremony. The best part was that the bracelet looked fabulous on her wedding day, and both the bride and her mother were happy.

If you have smaller tattoos that you want to hide for your wedding day, sometimes you can do it with makeup. There is special makeup available that can be custom blended to cover a tattoo. Just be sure that it is not going to rub off on your white dress. Some brides even opt for laser removal of tattoos before their wedding. If you are thinking about going this route, keep in mind that it takes multiple sessions, so you should start a very long time before your wedding.

Not all brides want to hide their body art on their wedding day. If you want to show off your tattoos, then be sure to choose a gown that does them justice. It looks terrible to have a tattoo partially cut off by a dress strap; if you are going to show your tattoo, make sure that your dress is cut to reveal the entire area. I once knew a bride who had a giant pair of wings tattooed on her back. After realizing that no gown would cover them completely, she decided to wear a dress with a low enough back to really feature the wings. It was the perfect solution for this bride, because her tattoos were really a part of her personality, and it was nice not to hide who she was.

There are a variety of creative options for brides when it comes to dealing with tattoos. Whether you prefer to hide them or showcase them is entirely up to you (and maybe your mother!). Just be sure that if you have been hiding your body art from your parents that you don't let your wedding day be the first time that they find out about it.
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