Bio-mechanical tattoos feature futuristic and ultramodern designs of machines and devices, which seem to be underneath a person's skin. It involves a combination of three-dimensional as well as hyper-realism. Since these techniques are pretty advanced, it is not recommended that have your bio-mechanical tattoo done just by a newbie designer. For a great design, it is advisable that you hire a professional tattooist to do the job.
The questions should be, “why not?” As the name suggests, a tattoo designer is a professional that specializes in the field of inking. Just like hiring a construction worker, you do not want to get a person who is just trying out construction for the first time.
A tattoo designer has the complete package – he has the artistic skills to make a futuristic-looking bio-mechanical tattoo. He has done apprenticeships and has compiled a number of portfolios that chronicle his talents as a designer.
Most importantly, they are knowledgeable about the health risks that come with tattooing. Certified tattoo professionals are very diligent about preventing the spread of infection by following CDC-approved practices for tattooing. They are also proficient with basic first aid and CPR, in the event that something happens in his tattoo parlor.
With these qualifications, there is no reason why you should not hire an expert tattooist to create your bio-mechanical tattoo.
The Start of the Bio-mechanical Revolution
This particular style of tattoo was made famous by Hans Rudolf Giger – the brains behind the futuristic creatures that usually appear in movies, TV shows and comics. With his ultramodern ideas, he managed to inspire many tattoo artists, as well as enthusiasts, to come up with a revolutionary style known as bio-mechanical tattoos.
Types of Bio-mechanical Tattoos
Now that you have chosen a great tattoo designer with much care, it is time for you to take a pick from the many styles of bio-mechanical tats available. The most basic design is that which features black ink, and shows machinery, wires and other intricate devices to make an illusion that a person is a cyborg underneath.
A variation of bio-mechanical tattoos is what most people know as organic tattoos. It is famous for harmonizing natural elements with smooth lines, which characterize bio-mechanics designs. It differs though as it makes use of emotional coloring. It does not feature metals, wire and electronic compositions. Rather, it complements the skin with natural-looking designs. Perhaps the best thing about organic bio-mechanical tattoos is that it makes use of many vibrant colors, so you can have an eye-catching ink design.
Steampunk bio-mechanical tattoos, on the other hand, show plots interlinked with steam devices. The term, which was created by the writer Dzheter in 1987, was a spoof of the term “Cyberpunk.” As the term suggests, this kind of bio-mechanical style shows gadgets associated with steam engines, such as valves, pumps and gears.
There are many styles of bio-mechanical tattoos, so you need seek the help of a professional designer to come up with a unique and modern design that will make others green with envy.
Kristen Dunn is a tattoo enthusiast and professional tattoo designer who has created thousands of thought provoking, elegant, and funky tattoos for her clients. She has a vast collection of custom designs to her credit. Winner of several awards and accolades, Kristen is now a founding member of the world's largest custom tattoo design community at Create MyTattoo. View her tattoo collection here.