Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Michael Jackson Tattoos – In Loving Memory Tattoos of MJ

Michael Jackson known as the “King of Pop” is undoubtedly one of the most influential and popular celebrities of all time. With hits such as “Thriller” and “Billie Jean”, he holds the Guinness Book of World records for being the most successful entertainer of all time. With 13 Grammy awards, 17 number one singles under his belt and selling millions of album copies worldwide, he is definitely an icon that is hard to surpass. Thus, its no wonder that his sudden death cause shock and sadness all over the world.
With Michael Jackson’s death, tattoo parlors became flooded with in loving memory tattoos to honor him. Fans of the pop star want to immortalize him by keeping him alive on their skin. Designs vary from ink of his face, titles of his songs, his name and even his whole body with his infamous poses from some of his albums. RIP tattoos were being expressed in various ways to show the love and admiration they have for their idol.
If you are thinking of getting a Michael Jackson tattoos for yourself, the possibilities for a good design are almost endless. Try to be original and think outside the box. Instead of having his face tattooed on your body, why not go for text tattoos and grab some lines from one of his memorable songs like “Black and White” and “You are not Alone”. You can also go traditional and simple by using elements related to his birthday like his flower, a star or a zodiac sign with his initials beside it.
Michael Jackson left an important legacy in the entertainment world. Recognized worldwide as a true music genius, he will forever remain in the hearts of those people he greatly influenced.

A Cool and Gentle Tattoo – The Butterfly Effect

A butterfly tattoo is also common not only for some girls but for men as well. It is a symbol of a new life and a new beginning of a changing life. For some, it represents transformation, change, love and joy.
But where does the butterfly came from? A butterfly is an insect with colorful wings that attracts the attention of humans. They migrate over a long distances and acts as an agent for pollination.
The butterfly symbolizes and represents different kings of meanings in some countries. According to some people, a butterfly represents a person’s soul whether they are living, dying, or already dead. According to Japanese superstition, the person whom you most love will come to see you if a butterfly entered in a room and perches behind a bamboo tree. But butterflies are sometimes also viewed as bad omens in Japan. It is said that unnecessary things will happen if a butterfly is seen in a banquet.
In ancient Greek the butterfly primarily means soul and mind. Two butterflies flying together represent love in Chinese. Butterfly also symbolizes rebirth into a new life after being inside a cocoon for a long period of time. Some European believes that spirits or souls are trapped inside a white butterfly. It can also be a symbol of freedom and transition as well as peace. For the Native Americans, it is said that if you tell a secret to a butterfly, it is very safe in them because butterflies are born to secrecy. In the Philippines, a black butterfly is a sign that a family member has died or will pass away if it entered inside the house. Some people believed that if a butterfly landed on you, it means good luck. But in Devonshire, it is their tradition that they will kill the first butterfly seen on that year if you do not want to face the entire year with bad luck.
As a tattoo design, a butterfly can be a representation of someone most precious that has passed away. It can be a symbol of a promise to someone close to you. A butterfly is a representation of love, beauty, a new beginning for every ending and strength but obviously, the meaning of a tattoo design like the butterfly totally depends on the person.