Hawaiian Arm Tattoo and Arm Band Tattoos.
One of the largest and most developing trends in design hawaii arm tattoo or leg band tattoos. As this trend is happening many people think for themselves, well of course. At least that's what I said to myself at first. You can not drive more than 10 minutes on the freeway in Southern California where I was from and did not see the big SUVs like the Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade and not see the sticker Hawaii. This with flowers designs, or turtles, dolphins. Ya see it started with stickers and then the car seat covers with hibiscus flowers everywhere and just grew from there.
This trend of Hawaiian design that is suitable then meet with the tribal arm tattoo movement. Tribal tattoo has become the hottest thing in the tattoo world since sliced bread or the old school WWII era Hula dancer. You see these influences have been around us for a long time my grandpa even has one of them still Hula Girls tattoos. Indeed it is a little saggy and faded now, but he still has one in his arm fixed.
So the whole tribal arm tattoo and the growth rates for Hawaiian designs have combined to make a hot and growing market for Hawaiian tattoos. This is truly a thing to come up and not big and it has not. But many tattoo artists to see the trend and jumped on it already.
Of course there is much controversy about this also like anything. If you look on the internet there is controversy about getting Kanji and Japanese Tattoos also. Every time you try and take the design of a culture and do not accurately describe it creates a sense of bastardization or what I call the "Disney Effect" of culture. I mean how would you feel if you were in China and someone said, oh, you should try this hot new restaurant serving food out of this truly American. They have fried chicken and apple pie is the best. "Well, at first you will be happy right? Course it would be fun for a good home cooked meal if you have been out of the U.S. for a long time. But once you get there you see the place has really tacky and awful reproductions of 50's art and all the food tastes kind of strange. It would probably bee kind of close or resemble what you think about but it will lose something or some key elements. I'm sure it will make you feel a little sad and like your culture is not fully understood.
Well, I can not speak for you and you might feel differently but I'm pretty sad when after staying in Japan for 3 months I was invited to a classic hamburger in the 1950s together. When we got there it was Elvis with a funny accent playing on the jukebox and when my hamburger came it fried egg on top of it with teriyaki sauce. WOW what a surprise for me. I felt a bit strange being in a place that has tried to create something of my own culture.
Thus, the same controversy in the world of bread in the arm tattoo. Every time you get a arm tattoo design from another culture just make sure you go to a professional. Your friends do not have to track some Kanji in a book for tattoos and do not go and rip some design of the Internet because it states that it is Hawaii. Go to a real custom tattoo designer and ask them to do research and come up with some designs. After all this will be in your body for the rest of your life and since Hawaiian arm tattoo band tattoos and leg tattoos are great it would be a significant investment in pain, time and money to get things done. So, you should consult with a professional and get top notch job. By Chris Ryerson