The art world has seen an increase in tattoo art that has reached an all time high. It is almost impossible to go somewhere without seeing a tattoo, even big wig buisness types have tattoos. It is in my opinion that tattoos are becoming the new punlic art. Tattoos are put in a place that can be viewed by most people. In most instances, it is part of the idea of tattoos in the first place. Part of the definition of public art is the ability to be seen at any time for free, and plenty of people go outside intentionally showing off their tattoo. You cannot find many of the up and coming artists without a tattoo. If they don't have one, then they know at least two people who have one, or a professional tattoo artists.