Many famous display tattoos theater masks, but the craze is not unique to the arts. Young, art lovers, theater, culture, or simply admirers drawing or symbols that it can bring, are displayed in the body of theatrical masks various forms, proportions, colors and different details.
The masks refer to the times of the theater in Greece. At its inception, the art was represented mainly by two masks: the mask of tragedy and comedy mask. The pieces tell stories of Greek myths, where gods were very important and were staged only by men, since women, not considered citizens, were banned from the stage, which also explains the appearance of the masks.
Strong lines and clear, contoured or filled with bright colors that are combined and enhanced with well-designed details, give a special touch to the design of mask theater. Being beautiful and carry a more particular cult, the followers of this type of tattoo opt to regions where it can be more exposed, like arms , shoulders, back, ribs and belly. The size will always depend on the chosen area, the preference of the tattooed and professionalism of the tattoo artist.
Comedy and Tragedy, a facial expression bursting with joy, the other upside down with sadness – this pair of theatrical masks is quite familiar around the world . But there are also other types as used by the courts of Europe in festivals or shows great glamor that included performances masked. Yet other cultures use masks and masked figures in theater, dance, religious ceremonies and spiritual rituals in honor or respect their beliefs. Many of them are now tattooed on the body .
Some tattoos masks radicals, displaying horns, pointed teeth, bright eyes and exotic features, often draw more attention. Hannyas are typical of Noh theater of Japan XIV century, which represent different moods and identities of the female characters. Masks, always eccentric, contained several colors, each with its meaning. .
In Japanese Buddhism, the ‘demons’ or hannyas (the term means wisdom or balance) would be equivalent to the complex human emotions such as hatred, jealousy, sorrow, passion and love, which, in excess, could turn people in these creatures. So, coming from extreme emotions, the masks are now understood by some people as amulets against bad omens or symbols of protection and have become their tattoos.