Biomechanical tattoos are rising very fast in popularity as the blend between man and machine is becoming ever closer. A relatively new style of tattoo, biomechanical images use some of the most cutting edge technology in the tattoo industry. Many are in 3D and are truly awe inspiring pieces of art. Not many tattoo artists will attempt these daring designs, but for those you that insist on having one they are one of the most attention grabbing tattoos around. The jury is still out on the exact meaning of Biomechanical tattoos, but most represent our connection with machines and the belief in future technology.
Most Biomechanical inspired designs come from movies, such as the Terminator or the Alien series and usually show the under skeleton of a machine, tearing through or underneath a person’s skin. The pigments and shading are what truly make these tattoos so unique. Deep rich colors and shading that make an image come to life; often these tattoos look so real that you almost think that the person has a mechanical trait. Usually people will start with a small design to test the artist and make sure that it’s going to give the desired effect on their skin, small patches can always be expanded on later, and often will lead to full sleeves of the arm or half legs. When these tattoos are seen on the chest of a person it generally is meant to give you a glance of their inter-self or interworking and can actually be very expressive.
Since these tattoo represent the future and the unknown, they can really be anything you desire and you can let your imagination can run wild. Creativity is key with all of the possibilities in a Biomechanical tattoo.