18 Dark And Mysterious Gas Mask Tattoos
Gas masks came to use during chemical warfare in World War I and the gas attacks that became a common occurrence on the western front.
As creepy as gas masks may look they are a vital and lifesaving piece of equipment, protecting the wearer from deadly and harmful substances in the air. Gas masks are often associated with the threat of both chemical and biological warfare, the destruction of the environment and the extreme lengths humanity will go to when waging war!
Today the gas mask has taken on new symbolism and has been adopted by a number of different subcultures, from steampunk to goth. Gas masks have also found a place in the post-apocalyptic sci-fi genre where they symbolize the end of the world and the wastelands that will be left behind, in such a context they have featured in a variety of films and the Fallout game series. Gas masks tattoos then can mean a variety of different things, they can be images of warfare, destruction and death but also a sign of a hypothetical post-apocalyptic future, one things for sure, they are both dark and mysterious but at the same time hauntingly poignant.