Any Tattoo artist will tell you that the quality and impact of their creation will be heavily influenced by the nature of the substrate or canvass upon which they have to work.
The importance of getting your body ready before having some body art done is not just an issue for today. If an artist has to work on a ‘canvass’ which is flabby and you later decide to develop some more muscle tone – this will potentially change the proportional balance of the image.
Conversely if you go all out to get your body into perfect shape before you have your tattoo done and then later let things slide – then don’t be surprised if your wonderful piece of art starts to get wrinkles.
In a similar manner you need to maintain the quality of your skin and complexion after completing the body art session. Be careful to avoid over-exposure to the sun and elements (and eating things that give you spots – yes we all like chocolate!).
We have all seen old paintings by artists which upon close inspection have become wrinkled and cracked because of UV damage over time to the canvas or the paints. Careful maintenance of your skin and muscle tone will help you to avoid the same fate – and of course the regular application of a good moisturiser goes without saying.
So for today’s blog I have sought out examples featuring people that have clearly gone to some trouble to create and maintain a good canvass, suitable for the most wonderful body art. I have included some empty canvases and a few that have already started on their tatts (for more tattoo ideas check out my photo blog report here).
So I hear you say – ‘Great to see the finished product but how do I get there?‘ Well I have dug out a great link to the UK National Health Service ‘Abs Workout Video‘ .
Not only does this site have a ten minute video guiding you through some great abs exercises but it also has further links to help you with workouts for your waist and legs. And what’s more it is all free (and they are not trying to sell you anything). Interested? Then the link is here: NHS Abs Workout Video
Enjoy! (some more pics below – hope you find this useful)