Classic Tattoo Art: 60 Full Page Line Drawings Ready For Coloring
This is the seventeenth of twenty-one adult coloring books by Sue Taylor-Cox and contains 60 classic tattoo outlines to color.
- 60 outlines to color
- 130 pages
- Black and White Interior
- Large Format (8.5″ x 11″)
- Print Book
- Also available as a Downloadable PDF
Create Your Own Classic Tatoo Art
Tattoo designs come in all shapes and sizes and none quite catch our attention as well as vintage tattos. Rose, heart, anchor, sailor, dragon and snake tattoos are well known to us all and here you have the opportunity to create your own color tattoos.
Coloring is an activity that has been associated for a long time with kids and it has been accepted that, as we grow up, we put away our crayons and turn our attention to more adult pursuits. In recent years however we have witnessed this wisdom being overturned and coloring for adults has become a widespread and growing pastime.
But why has coloring for adults become so popular? There are many reasons for the rapid growth in adult coloring, but here are just a few…
Coloring Reduces Stress And Anxiety
Psychiatrists have long recognized the fact that coloring relaxes the fear center of the brain and permits your mind to rest. Indeed the founder of analytical psychology, Carl Jung, gave his patients mandalas to color over one hundred years ago. In today’s hectic world the stress reducing properties of coloring are perhaps more valuable than they have ever been.
Coloring Trains Your Brain To Focus
Staying within the lines as you color requires focus and, while you concentrate on this stress-free and relaxing activity, you can forget about your worries. Coloring is a mind exercise that allows you to put aside everything for the time you spend coloring, and this is important in our stressful world.
Coloring Helps To Develop Fine Motor Skills And Vision
Coloring forces the two sides of the brain to work together and involves both the use of logic (used for coloring forms) and creativity (as we mix and match colors). This, in turn, brings the areas of the brain responsible for fine motor skills and vision into play, and helps in keeping these active and in developing them further. It is this aspect of coloring that is being seen more and more as particularly valuable for older individuals, as many believe that it can delay, or even prevent, the onset of dementia.
Coloring Provides The Opportunity To Be Social
Although you may think that coloring would be a purely solo occupation, its increasing popularity is rapidly turning it into a social one. Families, friends, colleagues and others are now getting together to eat, drink and enjoy the opportunity to socialize, through their common interest in coloring books. Undoubtedly, this is a great excuse for partying, as coloring needs only a minimum of concentration and can easily be done in a group.
Coloring Lets You Be Yourself
When it comes to coloring there are no rules and your coloring book is just that – your coloring book. If you accidentally color the dog’s back leg green because you mistook it for part of the grass, who cares? Should you feel like making the sky pink, does it really matter? You are allowed to be as creative and experimental as you like because this is your coloring book, and yours alone.
You may already be a follower of adult coloring, in which case you will know and appreciate its value. Alternatively, this may be a new enterprise for you and one which you are thinking about for any one of a number of different reasons. If this is something new for you then I urge you to give it a try. There is a reason why so many people are fired up about the world of adult coloring, so jump on board and start to enjoy the benefits for yourself today.