robbieII saidI Tatoo is not art. True art can not be duplicated. This so called "art" is produced for the most part with templets. If that is art then the cow pasture is full of art. Careful!!! don't step in the art when you view cow art!
Tell that to Warhol & Dali or any other "true artist" for that matter.
Their art is duplicated and reimagined constantly. While it
may or may not be duplicated by the original artist. Good
and sometimes bad art has been duplicated for centuries.
Not ALL tattoo art is made from a template. Many artists, including
those in Japan ( not a 3rd world country btw. ) do tattoo art freehand.
I would ask you to pay closer attention on your travels and try
not to generalize things that you don't understand. Perhaps
you yourself are standing in the cow pasture ? Gut reactions
and opinions of other cultures and customs suggests a selfish
superiority that is not only insulting to the culture being critiqued
but is a vulgar display of your ignorance.
Your argument over what is art and what isn't is one of personal
opinion not fact. Music is an art form as is film and photography.
These forms are " duplicated" constantly.