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Barbershops and Tatted Limbs; Tattoos and a Good Shave

Barbershops and Tatted Limbs; Tattoos and a Good Shave
January 27
12:00 2018

Barbershops and Tatted Limbs; Why Are Barbers Often Tatted Up?

Barbershops, you will have to look long and hard to find one, that is completely devoid of tattooed guys. Most of the best ones are full of them. You can just look at some of the ones we have written about on this page. Or the famous British “Gentlemen and Rogues Club”, one awesome barbershop, filled to the brim with both tattooed barbers and clients.

Whether you understand why or not, well kept beards, a good shave and a cool haircut, they all seem to go hand in hand with tattoos. At least if you ask a lot of the men in the tattoo community. It is the same reason, why barbershop have become a stable everywhere you go, at tattoo conventions. It is almost like something is missing, when you attend a convention and there is no barbershop.

Plus everyone has to admit, tattoos and beards, they just make a man look cool, right? The same way tattoo culture has a lot of it’s own fashion clothing (for both genders), beards are just another part of the tattoo culture now, along with barbershops. Some hate them and some love them, no matter what, they seem to be here to stay.

Final Comment:

To some barbers like Honest Al in Stockholm, it all comes down to punk and Rock&Roll roots. Others again it is about a macho culture and others again it is the old 50’s barbershop vibe that they just love to go with heir tattoos. The reason’s why barbershops might be so popular in the tattoo community, are many and all of them are valid. But at least those that love it can just agree on one thing, a nicely shaven and trimmed/styled beard, goes really well with some awesome ink.

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Mads

Mads

Mads W. K. Masters of science in Sociology (Cand. Scient. Soc.), from the University of Copenhagen, who specializes in embodiment sociology, but especially in tattoos and tattoo culture etc.

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