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Jodie Michalak

Mardi Gras Tattoos

By February 26, 2014

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"And, after all, what is a lie? 'Tis but the truth in a masquerade."- Lord Byron

What Is the Masquerade?

Fancy masks are the disguising props worn at what is also known as the Carnivale. Masquerade masks originated in Venice during the 13th century and became part of popular culture thanks to a Venetian celebration that began on Santo Shevano and ended on Shrove Tuesday.

During the Carnivale, children would entertain adults while donning these same masks. Stories of love and loss would be told for entertainment alongside acrobats and jugglers, and everyone's true identity would remain hidden. Much like Halloween, people sort of came out of their shells since their true selves were kept a mystery. Social status was not important, and people were free to be as they wish. Continue reading here...

Are you ready to don your masks? Mardi Gras is fast approaching. Share your masquerade mask tattoo images by emailing tattoo@aboutguide.com.

No worries your identity will be kept secret...perhaps.

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