Masks have been a topic of intrigue for centuries. While they are used in many cultures, no type of masks conjure mystery and intrigue quite like Venetian masquerade masks.
The origins of the Venetian mask are hazy.
There are no historical references indicating their original usage, and the first reference to masking dates to 1268, when it was outlawed to perform certain activities while masked.
Artist: Jeff Gogue
This colorful tattoo is evocative of the richness of color and use of embellishments in Venetian masquerade masks. It features heavy detail including jewels, feathers, and fabric. The color palette is primarily red, orange, and yellow, giving it a distinct Autumnal feel.
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