Until now, tattoos were seen like a scarlet letter. They represented a wild side, even a rough side. And the biggest advocators of an ink-free body tended to be parents and employers. This has strongly influenced the way we feel about tattoos today.
It might be ironic to learn that when tattoos were
introduced to Western culture, they were reserved for the elite and were
thought to be symbols of the bearer’s worldliness. As popularity grew and tattoos became more
accessible for everyone of all classes, the prestige dimmed and the perception
became more shady.
This is a belief that seemed to have stuck for many decades
until the media stepped in and again we saw another shift in perception. Celebs
like Angelina Jolie, Meghan Fox and Vin Diesel starting showing their ink and it
became more and more trendy and acceptable. However there still seems to remain
a barrier for those who are considering getting a tattoo of their own. While Tinsel Town may have openly embraced
the art of ink, the average consumer who works 9-5 and still values their
parents acceptance are having a hard time making the decision. Should they
actually choose to go ahead and get a tattoo, they are still only half-heartedly committing by
requesting a smaller tattoo and usually in a place that’s easy to hide from
both family and employers. Our tattoo
artists hear this a lot.
We’ve come a long way but there’s still a ways to go. "Project X-Cepted”, the brain child of Ricky Fung, co-owner of Chronic Ink Tattoo shop in Toronto, hopes to change that perception. If you’ve got ink and
you’re proud to show it, join us on
Facebook: let us know if want to be photographed by a professional
The photos will be
displayed on the Chronic
Ink Tattoo Tumblr site. You can keep the
professional shot photos. Chronic Ink Tattoos has partnered with a number of professional
photographers who are willing to take up to 5
free photos of each participant.
Contact us for a free photo shoot displaying your
tattoo. In Toronto, the photo shoot will be available to a limited number of
participants, so contact us today by calling Chronic Ink Tattoos in Toronto at
(416) 544-0311 or Chronic Ink Tattoos in
Markham at (905) 305-0311 or e-mail us. Learn more about "Project X-Cepted" and Chronic Ink Tattoos.
ABOUT CHRONIC INK
Chronic Ink Tattoos is recognized as one of the best tattoo shops in Toronto, Ontario and Canada, winning over 20 awards since 2008 for outstanding tattoo artistry. The Toronto tattoo Shop and its Artists specialize in Asian Tattoos, along with body piercings, tattoo cover-ups and while they specialize in Asian tattoos, they can create any type of tattoo - western, realism, tribal, horror in color or black and grey. Chronic Ink Tattoos is proud of their highly qualified and experienced tattoo artists who are trained overseas in the traditional Asian styles of Japan and China and guarantees the highest level of hygiene and safety in the industry. They serve residents in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and beyond with tattoo shops in Toronto and Markham, Ontario.
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