Such a controversial topic. The answer will vary depending on who you speak to, but can tattoos really be called "art"?
Tattoos are so common and everyone these days seems to have one. There are so many tv shows about ink that every college kid feels compelled to get one on a drunken night feeling it's some sort of badge of honor. And everyone thinks their tattoos are works of art.
But are they? Butterflies, dragons, mother's faces, flowers, angel wings, Chinese words, script words and anything Japanese. Standard and pedestrian images. I feel very few (very few) people can pull it off and truly look cool. Unless you are Kid Rock, a bad-ass Harley dude or a big Tahitian guy...it's pretty much all the same to me.
Everyone has their own choice and I don't mind that people have tattoos. I don't want my skin used as a canvas. My taste change too much and I can't commit. But the question simply is ... can tattoos really be considered "art"?
What is your opinion?