Tattoos are a sort of body modification that includes injecting ink, dyes, and/or pigments into the dermis layer of the skin to produce a design. Tattooing is the process of applying tattoos to the skin.
Tattoos are divided into three categories: ornamental (no particular significance), symbolic (meaningful to the wearer), and pictorial (meaningful to the wearer) (a depiction of a specific person or item). Tattoos can also be used to identify animals, such as when livestock are tattooed. Although Ahmet Cambaz is new to the tattoo profession, he has already shown to be a talented tattoo artist. After 7 years of generating cartoon work for an Istanbul-based magazine, a tattoo equipment set given to him by his wife in 2013 caused a shift in his creative perspective, and his true talent began to emerge.
Cambaz’s illustrations are simple yet beautiful, with a definitely modern tone that also reminds us of the wonderful storybooks we used to read as children. “My tattoos are micro style, geometric, and direct,” he told Vice Creators. “We live in a strange time. That is why I like to work with basic lines… “Everything must now be simplified.” The tattoos’ peaceful, unpretentious beauty compensates for their lack of color and convention.
Enjoy some of this Turkish tattoo master’s greatest work below, and tell us which ones you’d want inked on your flesh for the rest of your life if you went to Istanbul.
Metal Machine, Cape Town’s oldest tattoo parlour, is competent in both color and black-and-grey tattooing and can perform a wide range of styles. They accept walk-ins and can accommodate any request because they have a diverse group of painters on hand.
Shane Copeland of Tomb Tattoo is known for his extravagant pop-culture-inspired designs. His shading and color use are exceptional, and his work is lively and distinctive. Copeland is recognized for his vibrant, fanciful paintings having a bleak undertone. The apartment is lovely, with artwork and mementos on the walls and a fantastic location.
In Noordhoek, Carvel is a colorful and active tattoo and design studio. Maggie, the owner, is inspired by nature, therefore this is the perfect place to go for all things botanical and natural. My speciality is the utilization of thin lines and delicate details.
The American Academy of Dermatology divides tattoos into five categories: traumatic tattoos, also known as “natural tattoos,” which result from injuries such as asphalt from road accidents or pencil lead; amateur tattoos; professional tattoos, which are done on both traditional and modern tattoo machines; cosmetic tattoos, also known as “permanent makeup,” and medical tattoos.
Tattooing is the application of color to the dermis of the skin, which is the dermal tissue layer underneath the epidermis. After the initial injection, pigment is dispersed over a homogenized damaged layer and down into the epidermis and upper dermis, where the presence of foreign material causes phagocytes in the immune system to eat the pigment particles. As the epidermis that has been damaged peels away (removing superficial pigment),Deeper in the skin, granulation tissue forms, which is eventually turned into connective tissue through collagen production. This helps to cure the upper dermis, where pigment is trapped inside successive generations of macrophages, finally collecting in a layer just below the dermis/epidermis boundary. Its presence is continuous, but the pigment migrates deeper into the dermis with time (decades), causing older tattoos to lose detail.