NEW YORK — “Love and respect” tattoos are not only on everyone’s lips, but on their hearts too, as tattoo artists across the country have been working to celebrate the love between husband and wife.
The term “love and respect,” which was coined in Japan in the early 1900s to describe a loving and respectful relationship, has become the official tattooing language of the United States, with many American tattoo artists referring to it as “love” and “respect.”
But when asked about which tattoos are commonly used to express love and respect, it’s not a matter of who’s using it best, but of who has the most ink.
“You’ve got a lot of tattoo artists that use the same tattoo on their hands and then the same tattoos on their chest and on their back, and that’s kind of the norm,” said Lisa Schulman, associate professor of tattooing at New York University.
Schulman said the tattoo industry is one of the most dynamic in the world.
It is also one of its most challenging, as people are often unaware of how many tattoos are being made and why, and even as many of the tattoos are meant to be very personal.
“It’s a very different world than we have in the U.S., where we are all very aware of what we’re doing,” she said.
Schultmann said it’s a challenging time for the tattooing industry, where the number of people with tattoos is rising.
With the number and types of tattoos in the United State reaching new heights, it can be difficult to get a bead on the trend.
As a result, she said, it is important to be open and honest about who is using which tattoo.
Schulmans research showed that about two-thirds of American tattooers use a traditional Japanese-style tattoo, while nearly half use an American-style.
Schulermans research also found that about a quarter of the American tattooists use a tattoo that includes a word or phrase from the American language.
Schula said that, when it comes to tattooing in general, the tattoo artist needs to understand the history and the meaning behind each of their tattoos.
For example, she explained, a person could use a Japanese word to say they are very grateful for someone’s kindness.
Or, a Japanese-styled tattoo could say that they love a particular person.
“You’re making the person feel like they’re not alone, and you’re connecting to a person in a way that’s very intimate,” she explained.
“And so, the person can see themselves reflected in the tattoo.”
The tattoo artist should consider what they’re trying to express, Schulmans said, and also the context and context that they’re drawing from.
She also recommends that the tattoo be unique and that it be made on a person’s own body.
“If you’re going to put a tattoo on your arm, don’t put it on somebody else’s arm, but put it where it’s visible and you can see it,” Schulmann said.
And if the person has a history of physical or mental health problems, she also advises the tattoo to be placed in a location that will be safe for them to do so.
“I always advise them to have a mental health counselor, a physician, to be able to tell you what they need to do,” Schulermans said.
“In general, it seems to be a good idea to have someone that you trust with the tattoo,” Schula said.
“And if you can’t trust them, you can always ask for help.”