After reading this nice article on tattoos and how they express our love for people, ideas and pop culture I decided to provide here a few interesting examples of tattoos related to pop culture and fandom. Here we have tattoos focused on the Sims, the Simpsons and the Game of Thrones show (it’s less about the books). And there are many many other examples out there which shows how our life can get not only richer but also more colorful thanks to our passions and interests! :)
I keep having Hanzel und Gretyl’s music in my head these days and seeing how I’ve been in Germany for almost 4 weeks now, no wonder that German news coverage is of special interest to me! ;)
Also from Germany a short and uninteresting (but it’s all for the recording’s sake) article about ear stretching (and I want to order some new eyelets from Wildcat, based in Germany, of course!).
From Bastian a nice article on body suspension!
The tattoo scene in Denmark isn’t very well-known, so I read this article with quite an interest. Apparently, acc. To the Danish law, there are some placements that are illegal to cover with tattoos but now there’s growing demand for such tattoos.
Temporary tattoos and good books – two in one!
Finally, good to read, interesting and dealing with pop culture – tattoos and fandom!
Medicine-related is also this one about electronic tattoos.
While the tattoo artists and visitors are proudly showing their ink off in Poland, other people are not so lucky – in Chandler, AZ local police officers should cover their tattoos at work. Visible tattoos allegedly equal to an unprofessional image; nothing new!
Another dress code issue in the UK. Gems!
In Myanmar one can’t get a tattoo of the map of this country below the waist. A very interesting restriction!
Corset piercing – quite rare a form of body piercing.
A good body and not bad a tattoo – Colin Kaepernick’s new tattoo reminds us that money is not that important!
For some of us tattoos and other forms of body modification are about beauty, pure easthetics, looks and feel. Others say tattoos are a lifestyle although they look at it from idfferent perspectives. Here’s a Poilish article where tattoo lifestyle is more about feelings and attitude and here an American one where tattoo motives appear also as elements of interior design! Some great name dropping (Don Ed Hardy, Scott Campbell) happens! ;)
Do my tattoos belong to me? I doubt that my tattoo artist will ever claim their ownership but in other cases it might be so. The question of tattoo ownership and copyrights is definitely interesting and it may get ugly when really big money is involved (see the tattoo used in the film Hangover and the computer game Madden).
It should hit the news stands in a few days but interviews and beautiful pictures are already available online! Lots to look at and even more to read! One can modify one’s body in many ways but fitness is the best one!
Dress code again but this one is really good as it shows the whole question from a very interesting perspective! Keone Nunes, a Hawaiian tattoo artist specializing in traditional tattooing, said: “When they say that you have to cover up your tattoos or we’re not going to hire you because of tattoos, they’re looking at it from a very Western perspective.”
And the art of tattooing keeps changing and growing as this exhibit of body of work by 70 artists from all around the globe is supposed to show.
More tattoo artists: interviews with artists from Denver area, a quite unusual comparison of tattoo artists in Iran and US and a tattoo exhibit in Austria.
Not so new trends in tattooing in an article from NY Times and a new Ink Reality TV show called Épic Ink’ is supposed to be aired in August.
Finally, a small but interesting update on Christian tattoos in Germany where a certain pastor wanted 29 people with Christian tattoos to show up for a Sunday celebration.