Though, many of us think that tattoo is a modern art but the fact is that this art form has existed for many centuries in the past. Of course, the way the tattooing was done in the earlier times was in a very crude form as they lack latest technology that we have today at the tattoo parlors but they have been able to come up with strange tattoo designs that have always baffled the tattoo designers and the historians as well because it was a kind of message that is still unexplored.
Today, tattoos have become a style statement and most of the college goers and teenagers prefer to tattoo their body with some of the craziest and funkiest designs that would make them a center of attraction if they are visiting some pub or a wild dance party. However, no matter what kind of new designs dominate the tattoo market, there are some designs like dragon tattoos, butterfly tattoos, star tattoos that look very simple and have remained popular over so many years. You will even find Hollywood movies getting tattoo on their body parts for a movie or for a personal reason and that could really trigger the popularity of tattoos.
Hollywood movies have always had a great impact on the minds and behavior of the masses and therefore they have an immense power to set new trends and fashion. Hollywood movies have in a way led to the popularity of tattoo because fans would love to see their action heroes and actors having their arms and chest tattooed with designs that would soon become a global style. So, let’s find out some movies where the lead actor or actress has flaunted some crazy tattoos to give more depth to their character in the movie.
In Wanted we see an overworked officer ready to move into his father’s profession and becoming a deadly assassin. However, we also see a ready for action Angelina Jolie in a role nothing less than the Tomb Raider. Angelina Jolie has flaunted a lot of tattoos in this movie that literally does not have any relation with her character in the story or with her being a member of group that is always looking for a kill. Of course, all of these tattoos that she flaunts on her body and on her hand are fake, but the director of Wanted to give Angelina Jolie a genuine look of a killer. The tiger at the bottom is a creature taken from Cambodian prayer and the upper arms has a tattoo which says Toil and Tears which gives her character a feel that she has suffered through a lot.
Another great action movie with a lot of daring stunts and heroes loaded with tattoos on their body. In this Vin Diesel starrer you will find Vin Diesel having a variety of tattoos on his body that are not only crazy but something far away from his role in the movie. The tattoos here are made to look jazzy and therefore a lot of color tattoos are applied on the arm and forehand. Vin Diesel is Xander Cage who is a lover of undergrounds sports and therefore the tattoos have American style designs with a lot of tribal and celtic designs which are painted with bright colors to make it look more attractive and stand-out.
3.Red Dragon (2002)
Another movie that appeared on screen in 2002 was Red Dragon which was a mind boggling thriller. The film was loosely based on a novel by Thomas Harris and features the serial killer Hannibal Lecter. However, it’s the British actor Ralph Fiennes who is the new villain of the story and who loves to get into the skin of evil by tattooing his back in fine details. The movie shows an entire back designed with tribal designs and large curving horns that comes down from the shoulders and gives his character a more evil and deadly looks. The entire tattoo is made up in the same way as it is described in the novel.