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Insect Body Art

 - Oct 11, 2008   Updated: May 16 2011
References: bellaonline
Once again I struggle to find what connection these people have with insects to what they want permanently inked onto their bodies. Butterflies, yes, but spiders? Why would you want to do that?

Popular designs include butterflies, spiders with or without their webs, and scarabs, an Egyptian beetle that is also known as the dung beetle and strongly associated with the pyramids.

Implications - The common themes in this trend are the desire for the consumer for self-expression in a permanent way, as well as the desire to rekindle and reconnect with nature. This is caused by the urban environment and an alienation with wildlife and the natural world. This could also have impacts on urban planning and architecture, in that the incorporation of nature-like design (perhaps through biomimicry) would be well-received by consumers.