My hand is red because I slapped it - slapped it for not being a dedicated blogger over the last month! I went home for the Xmas holidays and to my horror my Mother did not have internet. Is this the 20th century or what? I also have been lazy and out of the habit of writing - which is not constructive. But I'm back now, so all is well in the jungle.
For my first blog of 2011 I want to share with you all a new discovery of mine. Art Brut tattoos are a new style of tats that I'm seeing increasingly in tattoo magazines. It wasn't until I bought the American magazine Skin&Ink today however, that I actually knew what the style was called.
The artwork is pretty much beyond anything that I can describe - each tattoo is so different and unique that I've found myself staring at them for ages, completely mesmerised by what, why, who and how?
Art of course can take many forms, and it's nice to see tattoos going off on a completely random tangent. Tattoo's are always going to grow and develop - certain styles may go out of fashion (tribal anyone?) but I don't think this style ever could. It's just too random and wonderful. I don't think I could even begin to think of a design. Have a look at these pictures and tell me what you think...