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Merriam Webster Dictionary
Main Entry: tattoo, Function: noun, Date: 1777
Inflected Form(s): plural tattoos
1 : the act of tattooing : the fact of being tattooed
2 : an indelible mark or figure fixed upon the body by insertion of pigment under the skin

Burn-Ink is the record of a large tattoo completed over the course of nine months between 2001 and 2002 in Melbourne, Australia. A work of this size involves considerable cost and time, not to mention effort on behalf of both tattooist and client. In this case the artist was Claudia from Tattoo Magic studios in Melbourne, and the client and designer was myself, Ceredwyn Ealanta, a web master and graphic artist.

While once believed to be dangerous, unhealthy or a sign of aggression, tattooing is now being recognised as a unique artform of its own by the general public. As tattooing becomes seen an expression of personal dedication and meaning rather than a sign of extremist behaviour, its use will become gradually more common. Many people see body modification as empowering, an alchemical process whereby self image is redefined and explored through change.

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