Dedicated to the rich history of tattooing. The artistry of tattooing is multi-faceted, of course. In , he began plans for a chain of beauty salons where society ladies could have blush and lips tattooed. Even in early days, a good tattoo artist did not haphazardly slap on a tattoo. A traditional tattoo in eras past was endowed with an aesthetic unto itself. Stencils were made specifically for wrist, chest, shoulder, and back tattoos, and so on.

Lawson too portrayed himself as a high-class tattoo artist. The tattooed nudes of s Los Angeles Main Street tattoo artist, Ben Corday , bared the selling points of his tattoos.

His nudes were clearly intended to exemplify how quality tattoos are put on in real life. The Tattooed Irishman Battleship Kate: In art, female nudes represent feminine beauty and human expression, and more generally, are indicative of fine art and high culture.

Correspondingly, in tattooing, an eye for tattoo placement on the human form is a sure sign of a skilled tattoo artist.