2022 CHINESE DRAGON Tattooed Pigskin By Karen Strum Black Frame 8x10
Tattooed Pigskin titled "Chinese Dragon" By Karen Strum produced in 2022. Colored inks are tattooed on suede leather using a tattoo machine. 8x10 Black Frame with double mat featuring 5x7 opening for art. Art is signed and cardboard backed. The is finished with brown paper. The artist information is on the frame and on the back of the original art. The frame has a sawtooth hanger.
Under the influence of Confucian culture, which has always been critical of tattoos, tattoos are 'alternative' and 'non-mainstream' in the eyes of Chinese people. The Chinese associate body art with crime and sex work. In ancient China, criminals were usually inked as a form of punishment. In recent decades, however, acceptance of tattoos has become more commonplace. If you are a collector of banned books and art, this is a wonderful addition to your library.