For centuries, masks and costumes used for the famous Carnival of Venice in Italy have fascinated people.
This tradition, born in the Middle Age, wanted to fight pessimism with an outrageous display of luxury and sensuality. Masks allow anonymity and to hide your social class and even your sex and your morality. Inspired by the Commedia dell’Arte, each mask refers to a specific character : Arlecchino, the Plague Doctor, the Moon, etc.
Beautiful and mysterious, they have inspired detailed tattoo designs fit for artists and realism lovers. They show a theatrical and feminine personality, and for this reason are often worn by women, but some men also like them, with more dramatic designs.
Austrian tattoo artist Moni Marino is famous for her several stunning Venetian mask tattoos. She will be present at the Paris tattoo convention.
Here is the top 20 Venetian mask tattoos to celebrate Carnival time …