Mocking Society | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

Girl-Pink-Green-1aHave you ever seen a Maserati with stupid stickers on it? Never. Something classy remains classy through changing times. It’s a brand of quality.

I feel the same way about modern tattoos and body decorations. Tattoos go back to the beginning of the world when people lived in dark caves and had nothing else but their expressions. Painting their bodies was for propitiatory or celebratory rituals and drawings found on the walls of their caves tell us about their daily stories. Nothing has changed since then, it seems people’s need to decorate their bodies is as strong as ever.

What surprises me is to know that even in my homeland Italy tattoos are gaining popularity, something only prisoners would have dared to do to mark themselves as though and crude. Tattoos in Italy have always been frowned upon and have never been a sign of civility. Today, it seems no longer a sign of criminality, it is well accepted even in the upper crust of society. In fact, regular art schools opened up in Italy to become a tattoo designer. These people learn to be exceptional artists and instead of painting canvas, which would be difficult to sell, prefer to apply their commercial and sellable art to body decorations, making the tattoo industry a very profitable one. (Click on each photo to view it larger).


(Photo: Marco Manzo – Tattoo designer)

The surprise for me is to see more women using ink to decorate their backs and show it off with evening gowns and bikini. Marco Manzo is one of the most sought-after tattoo designer in the Italian fashion industry. He produces exquisite lace designs on women’s body, they are unfortunately permanent !!! Asia Argento, daughter of producer Dario Argento of “Deep Throat” film, exhibits her new necklace tattoo on her chest.


The country’s national statistics office ISTAT adjusts the basket of goods used to measure consumer prices every year to better reflect what people are buying, dropping items and services that are no longer popular – says – Tattoos have entered the basket of goods Italian people buy often.

However, I think that even if tattoos are gaining popularity in Italy, this is one of the customs, which mocks other cultures. I think the fad is picking up because of the desire to blend in and to wear or to have the same things as everybody else. It’s called globalization. I can’t help but think what are these people going to do when they get older and the skin starts to sag, or when the tattoo no longer has the meaning?
Have you ever seen a Maserati with stupid stickers on it? Stay yourself, stay original in a sea of mocking people, it’s the only way to be above the mass. Ciao,

Copyright © 2016 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Val Admiring World It’s my hope that through my writing and my stories I am enriching your aesthetic sensibility towards design, style and inspiring you to live in beauty. I have loved my profession as a fashion- interior designer since 1990. I am here ready to offer consultations on-line if you need. Check out my latest book on colors ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors, available on

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Graffiti Lux Art & More

Luxuriating in the Arts

It's all about Inspiration

Inspiration is our vision as it is the key to success. This Blog is about Personality Development, SEO, Amazon Affiliate Marketing, Blog ideas, and photography.

Electric Eclectic's Blog

All Things Bookish and more...

Before Sundown

remember what made you smile

James J. Cudney

Author of contemporary & mystery fiction: where family drama meets suspense

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

The Write Stuff

"Writers Helping Writers" with Marcia Meara & Friends

Electric Press

Literary Insights magazine

Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author

Read. Write. Love. 💕💕💕

Banter Republic

It's just banter

No Facilities

Random thoughts, life lessons, hopes and dreams

Watching the Daisies

Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow

Stevie Turner

Realist, writer, reader, reviewer and rocker.

This Is My Truth Now

Author, Inspirational Blogger, Book Reviewer & Promoter

Warning:Curves Ahead

reasonably photogenic and relatively stylish

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Echoes of Life, Love and Laughter

London Life With Liz

A lifestyle blog with a little bit of everything.

Inspired Motivation

Get your daily motivation fix right here!

Janaline's world journey

My Strange, Wonderful Experiences and Adventures as I Travel through the World

From my guardaviñas

Sharing ideas. Photos, travels, music, History, stories, feelings...

Dancer Attitude

"Shoot for the top"

Modern Tropical

Art + Decor by Kristian Gallagher

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

Jean's Writing

Jean M. Cogdell, Author-Writing something worth reading, one word at a time in easy to swallow bite size portions.

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


%d bloggers like this: