What is it about tattoos that get the gears in our minds and libidos turning? There is no denying that using the human body as a canvas has a powerful effect on both the viewer of the artwork as well as the wearer of it. Since the dawn of time, we have used the combination of dyes and cuts to create permanent marks upon our bodies so why then is this most ancient of adornments still looked at as a mark of rebellion in some western cultures? What started as a trend toward the taboo here in North America has now turned into an explosion of self expression and creativity. And along with that explosion came the sexual revolution and the women of ink. Now more then ever, women are choosing to wear their hearts upon their fully colored arm sleeves.There are various reasons that these women will choose to do so and in this posting of A Study In Erotica, I thought that I would bring to you a sampling of some of this beautiful artwork being worn by women that are gorgeous in their own right. Just as their tattoos vary in meaning and purpose, so does the beauty and the personalities of these lovely ladies. Whether they chose their tattoos for the purpose of identifying themselves with a particular group, like the beautiful and deadly member of the Yakuza directly below, or if they simply chose the art they wear as a means of flirtatious playfulness, like the butterflies or fairies you will see on some of the other women further down the post, they each have a very personal and individual reason for why they chose to wear the artwork they did. So take a moment with me and enjoy what they decided to add to this world in the way of creativity. It is my hope that you will see why I chose this subject to be an extra special edition of A Study In Erotica. Please enjoy the artwork as well as the canvas it has been placed upon for they are each, in their own way, devastatingly stunning.