This collection for Tattoo of the Day includes a selection of dark art tattoos that are sure to give you the shivers. Who knows why we are so attracted to darkness, why taboos fascinate and enthrall us, but it is surely clear that many people find something of themselves in art that explores the gloomier aspects of life. These dark art tattoos are an example of life and death mingling together in a perfect merge of idea and art form. Tattooing is a diverse and vast artistic movement that often delves into taboo topics, and in fact, tattooing itself was once seen as a taboo as well.
We decide to research this interesting trend of attraction to the dark side, and after surveying a few articles on Psychology Today we noticed that each person who has also researched this came to a simple conclusion: it's because society expects certain things from us, and sometimes those expectations don't exactly fit. These dark art tattoos may seem like just an expression of inner morbidity, but they're epitomes of people transforming themselves; owning their bodies and actions in a way that society does not often allow. Dark art tattoos, like any tattoo, can be empowering and life altering.
So, we hope that this collection of dark art tattoos will help you explore your dark side or open up a new way of expressing your inner twilight...remember that part of this exploration is also about releasing those demons in an attempt to move on. Society expects us to suppress everything that makes us human...like farts, or impulses, or sadness...isn't it more fun to just let that stuff fly? It always feels better to let go, than to repress. We promise. Sometimes that's what tattooing is all about. And sometimes that's what dark art tattoos are about. Xo!