Permanent Costumes

By March 10, 2009 In the News No Comments
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Tattoo costumes, for the day or for life?

The broad definition of the word costume is a style of dress and accessories appropriate for a particular occasion or period. People wear masks and make-up to transform themselves into many different things. But what if at the end of the day you could not wipe off your make or get out of your costume? The video shows people who have taken their costumes to the extreme with the art of tattooing.

Video Credit: Macvideoset (youtube)

Some do this for entertainment purposes and make a very lucrative living out of it.

Credit: Daphonque (flickr)

Credit: Daphonque (flickr)

Others do it because of their cultural beliefs.

Every one knows kids like to mimic people they look up too and admire. I know both my son’s and daughter’s arguments to justify me letting them get a tattoo is because of my Taz tat on my right ankle, that I love btw. I refused to give permission for them to permanently mark themselves when they were younger, but did offer up the not so permanent tattoos … stickers! Ha! Of course once they turned 18 it was as if they were fulfilling a right I had wrong them of and then it was more or less “in your face mom!” kind of thing. I just wanted them to be sure that what they were putting on their body was a well thought out decision. It’s too much trouble to have one removed or changed and I just wanted them to know it was going to be there for life. It’s not like a costume you can easily take off when “the new car smell” has worn off and you’re done with it.

If you could wear a costume for the rest of your life what would you be?

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