Follow us into the dark on this exploration of the Goth subculture and the goth tattoo designs that epitomize the bittersweet love of the twisted that embodies this lifestyle ( visit wikipedia to learn more). The Goth subculture began in England during the early 1980s as an offshoot of the post-punk genre. Goth lives on and continues to diversify. Its imagery and cultural proclivities indicate influences from the 19th century Gothic literature along with horror films and to a lesser extent the BDSM culture.
The Goth subculture has associated tastes in music, aesthetics, and fashion. The music of the Goth subculture encompasses a number of different styles, including Gothic rock, deathrock, post-punk, darkwave, ethereal, industrial music, and neoclassical. Styles of dress within the subculture range from deathrock, punk, and Victorian styles, or combinations of the above, most often with black attire, makeup, and hair. We have selected some tattoo images to showcase got themes in this issue.
If you’re a fan of 80’s bands The Cure and Dead Can Dance, or if you’ve read Ann Rice books Interview with a Vampire and own copies of the classic Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt movie on VHS, DVD and Blue Ray then you’ll love the goth tattoos we picked.