We all need to remember that there was a time when tattooed people were considered as attractions in circus and sideshows (aka freak shows).
just like juggling monkeys and bearded women. One of the most open-minded environment, circus was a home for outcasts, even if they made money with voyeurism. So tattoo is an historical tradition in the world of circus, still very alive today, with some outstanding tattooed entertainer, with a weakness for extreme shows. But circus is also very present in tattoos themselves, especially in traditional ones. The atmosphere of the circus is unique and appeals to both children and adults, with the bright colors of the tent and the costumes. Each member of the team is fascinating, from the clowns (funny or freaky, depending of your phobias) to the flexible acrobats and contortionists. Who didn't dream watching the bold acts of aerialists, sword swallowers and fire-eaters? Magical! The freedom, beauty and extravangance of circus is an infinite source of inspiration for tattoo artists, either you favor vintage imagery or modern versions, such as the famous Cirque du Soleil.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, are you ready for the show? Let Tattoodo be the ringmaster and introduce you to some spectacular circus tattoos!