”LOOSE” it in his forehead in capital letters. The lower part of the S:et has been wiped out as if the word is written quickly with a felt - rather than tatueringspenna. Sebastian Murphy, the lead singer of the rock band Viagra Boys and tattoo artist, tells us that it took a long time for him and two of his colleagues to determine how the seemingly sloppy letters in his forehead would look like. Lösheten was meticulously planned.
I stare at Sebastian Murphy and think that it is nice to small ansiktstatueringar still can have a big effect. When an acquaintance recently made a rose next to the eye, I reacted barely. Ansiktstatueringar, something that was previously taboo even among the people with several gallons of ink under the skin, has become commonplace.
in 1989, when the Backyard Babies launched their career by getting tattoos. Dregen and his friends wanted to force themselves to bet on his coat and thought: ”If we make big fucking tattoos we will never get a job at the Savings bank.” A quarter of a century later, thought the american rapper, Lil Uzi Vert the same way when he let the tattoo ”Faith” in the forehead, after having resigned from the job. ”I thought that if I get a tribal tattoos so I must focus, I can't take on me a costume and step into someone's office with this crap in the face.”
That many perceive tattoos in the face as worse than the other gaddningar is because we are accustomed to read faces there – without being distracted by other messages. Ansiktstatueringar is not constrained, nor of any sjömansromantik. If you disregard some of the indigenous people, it is entirely a fängelsetradition.
Lil Wayne was the first big rapstjärnan who put the needle in nyllet. Already in 2004, the synthesis of small tears on his cheeks. In the past it meant that the subject had killed someone. Now it became hiphopmode. Lil Wayne's gaddningar have been as seminal to today's rappers as his tandläkarbedövade flow. 2011 brought his friend Gucci Mane to both the offended and the sensation when he turned the ice cream cone which he has made in the cheek next to the word ”brrr”. ”I wanted to show that I did not care a shit about what people thought,” said Gucci Mane, whose competitor Young Jeezy thought he looked ”retarded”.
the Ink has become so important that one of the four elements no longer feels like rap, breakdance, dj:the spirit and the graffiti without ansiktstatueringar, autotune, opiates, and Instagram.
Gucci Manes ice cream cone as one of the decade's visual hiphopklassiker. Today it is almost as important for new rappers to get followers on social media to make songs. Then required an unconventional look. As good as all the stars in modern hip-hop called cloudrap, after the site Soudcloud where they spread their music, have amply illustrated faces. A hundred years ago would Post Malone, 6ix9ne and Lil Xan have worked as a cirkusfreaks. Now is the rapstjärnor (which in and of itself, is pretty much the same thing).
the Ink has become so important that one of the four elements no longer feels like rap, breakdance, dj:the spirit and the graffiti without ansiktstatueringar, autotune, opiates, and Instagram. There is, however, increasingly twisted motive for a rapper to stand out. Xxv the Xans friend Arnoldisdead managed to do it when he was two years ago tattooed a large picture of Anne Frank in the face, as a confused tribute both to her and to himself (”I'm like dying to make music”). He also put a tiny marijuanalöv on Anne's cheek to mark that she was hip hop.
some tattoo artists think that it is banal. Or as Sebastian Murphy said: ”It is so damn ridiculous with all that will make some beautiful little text above the eye. To gang in the face you should do it fully. Otherwise you can put it down. You should not do it to be nice.”
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