Sure - as tattoos entered the mainstream the technology improved. Inks, machines and even healing practices have all seen advancement in the last few decades that have resulted in cleaner, crisper tattoos that tend to last longer and age better than ever before.
But as in any field that sees an explosion of growth (tattoos are a multi-billion dollar industry with over 20,000 shops in the USA alone - are you listening high school guidance counselors?) there are always those in the vanguard not satisfied with maintaining the staus-quo. And in the world of tattoos the consumer also drives the evolution of the art. As more and more people get ink (hovering close to 30%) you have more and more skins wanting to push the envelope and stand out from the tattooed pack.
Pros: Visually arresting
Pros: Best tattoo style name EVER - plus very distinctive and interesting
Would you ever consider getting one of these high-concept tattoos?