Black Sheep Tattoo studio is a one of a custom design tattoo shops based in Odense. We opened doors in 2010 and since are growing.
Our artists specializes in Japanese style, old school tattoos, neo traditional tattoos, new school tattoos, dot work tattoos, graphic, black and grey and realistic tattoos.
Artists here are offering high quality tattoos done to a professional standard. Please visit our gallery and choose your favorite tattoo artist.
The origin and functions of tattoos
Charles Darwin wrote that to his knowledge there was no country in the world that did not practice tattooing or some other form of permanent body decoration... Not one great country can be named, from the Polar Regions in the north to New Zealand in the South, in which the aborigines do not tattoo themselves. This practice was followed by the Jews of old, and by the ancient in Britons. In Africa and Arab countries...
A tattoo is defined as an indelible mark fixed upon the body by inserting pigment under the skin. There has been much speculation as to how this type of body decoration originated. One story tells of an english chimney sweep who inadvertently tattooed himself after a fall by wiping his sooty hands over his damaged face; the unfortunate man would not have been pleased with this unintentional and permanent reminder of his accident. This anecdote suggests that chance played a role in the origin of tattoos, an interpretation with which we fully concur.
Current trends in the West
Tattooing as an art form is thriving as never before. In Europe and North America, tattoos are experiencing unprecedented popularity. Sports stars, pop stars and actors set the trend for popularizing this phenomenon.Humans have always needed to belong, but also to distinguish themselves. They wish to be recognized both as individuals and as part of group, be raised above the masses and let the world know they exist.People seek affiliation with new ideas, groups and individuals as a means to forming an identity. Whereas in tribal societies the individual, body and soul, was the possession of the community, in modern Western society there is a growing sense that the body is a constituent of the individual, with a unique identity. Plastic surgery, fitness, aerobics and diets help maintain physical form that empowers an identity oozing self-confidence. Body decoration is a part of this phenomenon. They are integral to unique personality. Each tattoo reflects a part of the soul; their permanence creates an illusion of eternal youth...