An excerpt from a new book on Japanese tattoos give sus a before taste of the whole thing! My copy is on the way and I’m def. looking forward to reading and, hopefully, enjoying it!
The more we know, the better for us, the more involved in local communities we are, the better for us, the better educated we are, the better for everyone – a local tattoo artist organizing a fund raiser to support a local school in the making! Sure, the slogan “tattooed and employed” is cool but a variation “tattooed, educated, employed” is even better IMHO! 😉
Illness doesn’t have to be about pain and sadness all the time as this guy is going to prove bringing some joy and art to the kids in a hospital in New Zealand.
Finally, an American article about tattoos and risks related to them.
A real gem showing the history of tattooing: an article about the world’s first tattoo convention in 1976 linking to an article written 40 years ago about the said convention! Kind of priceless and amazing to look back and wonder how much things changed during these 40 years!
Vegan tattoos and what’s in tattoo inks nowadays – interesting to read!
Finally, Thai tattoos and how ppl experience them!
it’s always good to do something good and the modified ppl know it well – another charity drive focused on toys for tatts happened!
This event was also focused on helping out (the homeless) but it’s apparent weirdness overshadowed the good cause, either on purpose or not. You can do good in many ways and you can hurt yourself or others in many ways as well, so why to hate the idea and those involved? It was the second attemot at the world record on Russ Foxx and Mathew Mentzyk’s part and the previous one you can see below:
As you can see, it’s not easy and it recquires a sane mind, tough endurance and lots of precautions!
Marine Corps and their tattoo policy – a complex issue!
Geek tattoos – for all of us who love the other world and our own, too.
We all should have sth that trully matters to us, sth that makes us better ppl and lets us express ourselves. When you modify your body, you know that you can modify (or change) other things as well and then you really can become a change you want to see in the world (even if Ghandi didn’t really mean it this way 😉
The Human Rights Tattoo Project reminds us of sth that should be a given and which is not even in the Western world. Ppl in other parts of the world still fight for their own rights and very often a right to decide what to do with your own body is just a beginning!
‘without my tattoos I wouldn’t be myself” – radical? maybe but we all have our own feelings, perspectives and a right to have them!
Tattoos express who we are and how we feel about ourselves, the world around, ppl and ideas. This article tries to show us that tattoos also reflect changes in times and perspectives and maybe it’s not as far fetched as it might seem to be at first.
‘be a change you want to see …? again? Hell yes and these ordinary tattooed ppl from WI prove it with their charity drive – small steps, good deeds and the color of your skin may not matter one day!
And a Polish one – why it must be always the semi-naked women on the calendar pages? Let the men show what they have, too 😉
‘coolest science tattoos‘ show how beautiful the universe is and how human skin can at least reflect this beauty.
The tattoo-related lists can be annoying at times but this one about hidden tattoos is actually interesting.
Lyle Tuttle suggests not to get any tattoos to stay unique (or at least so it sounds as the words can always be taken out of bigger context ;))
Finally, tattooed angels and their efforts to make the world a better place – charity drive to give back to a community.
An interesting photo project/exhibit focused on memorial tattoos is going to make rounds in Canada.
Tattoo scene in Charleston, SC – interesting to read how it’s been faring so far.
A German alternative model here.
Finally, a heart-warming story of a tattoo artist eager to help a kid suffering from a rare disease.
Certainly interesting is this article about an ink with an unusual ingredient, i.e. human hair. We’ve already seen ppl using their dear deceased’s ashes but hair, from a living person too, is sth new.
If you decide stretched ears are not your thing anymore, ear reconstruction might be a good option. It’s been performed not only by plastic surgeons but also by skilled body mod practitoners.
A great thing to do – charity event at a local tattoo shop!
There’s always a great mix of topics on the Net and I actually enjoy switching form one subject to another. You can approach body modification from many angles, too!
An important, food-for-thought angle: MS and medical tattoos.
A kind of social angle: a tattoo artist who really is just a normal guy, far from the *in*famous rock’n’ roll lifestyle of many tattooers, who actually tries to change the way ‘normal’ people usually think about heavier tattooed people.
A satirical angle: unbelieveable body modifications (let’s have some laugh at these ppl’s expense, shall we?).
A ‘that’s so cool, man’ angle: 26 amazing body art pictures (not all of them are that amazing, tho).
A hub for learning about tattoo history
skin, ink and words combined
skin, ink and words combined