Saxon Churches have recently attracted a growing number of tourists. Perhaps this is due to the city of Sibiu, in which many of them are located.
From anthropological curiosity to fairground attraction, subcultural marking to a fashion statement, tattoos have been around for many centuries.
The practice of permanently decorating the human skin is an ancient and widespread one, and evidence for it survives from as early as the Neolithic era.
Emerging in the wake of punk during the 1980s, contemporary gothic fashion has existed for more than two decades, as a visually daring form of dark glamour.
Europe has several locations noteworthy of a reliable overview of the eerie, and wicked that lurks through haunted forests to bone churches and torture museums and beyond.
Most reflections on gothic culture and lifestyle tend to dwell on the sinister more than the genuine aspects of the subculture, despite this face the subculture has proven to endure.