Contemporary Tattoos

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South Korean
Bonadone
room Seoul South Korean
57
Tattoos
5
likes
1
follower
Watercolor
Contemporary

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Italian
Michele Volpi · mfoxdone
room Bologna Italian
123
Tattoos
160
likes
58
followers
Contemporary
Line Art
+5

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Brazilian
Danilo Delfinodone
room On the road
23
Tattoos
30
likes
25
followers
Sketch Work
Abstract
+4

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French
Noondone
room Troyes French · London British · Berlin German
53
Tattoos
38
likes
29
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

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Ukrainian
Sasha Unisex · Oleksandra Ianchukovadone
room Moscow Russian
50
Tattoos
43
likes
28
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary

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Russian
Ksu Arrowdone
room Moscow Russian
94
Tattoos
71
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

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South Korean
Xhomdadone
room Seoul South Korean
13
Tattoos
21
likes
6
followers
Illustrative
Contemporary
+1

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Argentinian
Guido Perrottadone
room Buenos Aires Argentinian · Brooklyn American · Manhattan American
22
Tattoos
31
likes
24
followers
Illustrative
Watercolor
+1

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South Korean
Tattooist Danieldone
room Seoul South Korean
22
Tattoos
16
likes
6
followers
Abstract
Contemporary
+2

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British
Inga Hannarrdone
room Barcelona Spanish
57
Tattoos
29
likes
22
followers
Dotwork
Blackwork
+4

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Turkish
Alev Sarıdone
room Istanbul Turkish
4
Tattoos
4
likes
5
followers
Minimalist
Contemporary
+4

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American
Leah Caldieridone
room Turners Falls American
59
Tattoos
0
likes
9
followers
Dotwork
Surrealism
+6

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Czech
Dodo · Michal Urbandone
room Plzeň Czech
9
Tattoos
1
like
4
followers
Abstract
Freehand
+3

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Australian
Luke Cormierdone
room Sydney Australian
44
Tattoos
3
likes
1
follower
Contemporary
Pop Art
+3

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South Korean
Gong Greemdone
room Seoul South Korean
8
Tattoos
5
likes
2
followers
Watercolor
Contemporary
+1

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Brazilian
Duda Lozanodone
room São Paulo Brazilian
29
Tattoos
1
like
1
follower
Contemporary
Realism
+1

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British
Andrew Marsh · Little Andydone
room Redditch British
140
Tattoos
155
likes
46
followers
Surrealism
Abstract
+2

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South Korean
Danyeongdone
room Seoul South Korean
13
Tattoos
0
likes
0
followers
Contemporary

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Contemporary art is a blanket term to include all western art movements since the 1950s. Tattoos simulating any of these post-WWII styles is considered “contemporary art.”

Contemporary, or “of the moment” art, encompasses any creative expression from generations who are still alive. In some English-speaking communities, the word “modern” and “contemporary” are interchangeable, sometimes causing confusion. In art history, the Modern Art movement began in the late 1800s and concluded around the 1960s. There is some overlap, but Contemporary Art is still differentiated from Modern.

Strong and popular movements within the Contemporary period include, but are in no way limited to: Abstract, Expressionism, Pop Art, Realism, Surrealism and Postmodernism.

Post-WWII generations in the west tend to develop a voice for the individual that openly expresses tension with government and societal institutions. In capitalist countries, the often lower-income creative career can be viewed as an invalid way to contribute to society. This creates an ongoing conflict between art and industry or art and celebrity.

New media inventions and the establishment of the internet have also played a part in the delivery method of contemporary art. Computer-generated and digital video art, for example, have never been seen before in the history of humanity. Art can now also “go viral” in an international capacity, giving artists the ability to have an audience without funding from a benefactor or institution. New media has influenced every type of artistic craft, and tattoos are no exception. The spread of ideas has never been so instantaneous, and the line between independent art and corporate consumerism has never been more blurred.

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