creative and cool!

tasmanian project

So maybe a photo project focused on tattooed ppl is not as creative as it may seem at first (there are many similar projects already out there) but since every story is both similar and original at the same time, take a look anyway!

project semicolon

Project Semicolon is a very interesting and noble thing, tho!

coptic tattoos

Tattoos as a way to show both your religion and your courage to believe in it – it’s not always an easy and safe thing to do!

brace tattoos

A cool way to make some lemonade – tattooed leg braces!

Finally, an interesting tattooing style – cross-stitching!

tattoo-ism

tattoo-ism

I’m actually fascinated by the concept of tattoo-ism on two levels, both as a modified person and self-proclaimed language fanatic! I love seeing the new words popping out pretty much everywhere and ‘tattoo-ism’ is one of those for sure! But it can’t be denied that despite the growing popularity of tattoos, there are still many prejudices against tattooed people and I think that the word and the concept itself should be wider known – it makes one think not only on a general level but it also forces you (or at least those of us smart enough to be able to reflect on our own feelings and ways of perceiving the world and others) to think on how you look at tattooed people or others that differ from you on any level.

tattoo designs

An interesting book on tattoos soon available – looks quite promising!

up and down and up again

Perseverance again

The show focused on Japanese tattoos has been touring the Us for a while but it’s always good to read some more about it.

Seaking of Japan, the Japanese no-tattoos policy and a chance for a change (to a degree).

Another local tattoo artist with an interesting background story.

BFF

Finally, some cool ideas for best friends tattoos – some of them are pretty good!

gender-bias?

female beauty

An interesting slide show of sort on the Huff Post but isn’t it a bit boring that such shows are pretty much always focused on women? Something that’s supposed to be celebrating the female beauty etc, becomes yet another way to objectify women and turn them only into pretty/ “pretty” lil things.

I wouldn’t mind a similar slide show focused on males! :P

diversity!

An interesting photo story in the June edition of the Polish NG: Bodi tribe from Africa and their aesthetics!

Bodi tribe

Videos available on YT sheds a lil more light on their life and customs:

Strange? Perhaps but it’s fascinating and great that there are still so many different cutures and ways of life out there. It’s something to cheriish as this diversity has been on decline.

news, news, news …

Baby ear piercings, especially these done by means of a piercing gun, have been considered a form of barbarity in the body modification community. The mainstream seems to be catching up, too, judging by the petition aiming on banning the baby ear piercings. Some people consider it the right move, for others it seems ridiculous. s long as it makes ppl stop and think a little …

It’s this time of the year … A new dress code for the Chicago police officers requires them to cover their tattoos while on duty.

Savoonga artist

Finally, a very interesting project trying to revive the traditional forms of tattooing in Alaska! And this old article on the subject is also worth reading!

context

epa04786477 An Israeli hanging on hooks performs the Suspension (body modification)   during the annual Israel Tattoo Convention in Tel Aviv, Israel, 06 June 2015. The event took place for the third time featuring the best tattoo artists of the country.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN

epa04786477 An Israeli hanging on hooks performs the Suspension (body modification) during the annual Israel Tattoo Convention in Tel Aviv, Israel, 06 June 2015. The event took place for the third time featuring the best tattoo artists of the country. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

An interesting tattoo convention in Tel Aviv, Israel.

tattoos and blood donations

tattoos among factors blamed for a significant drop in blood donations in the UK and across the world.

young and talented

A promising local tattoo artist from the US.

let’s watch …

A nice string of film-related tattoos:

PLL tattoos

The PLL series isn’t maybe overly ambitious and profound but ut’s still fun and the German version might be quite helpful if you know how to use it!

Jurassic Park tattoos i

The Jurassic Park is about to expand into the Jurassic World movie, so the dinos are gonna be a hit for some near future.

triathlon tattoos

Thriathlon tattoos don’t give any new tips which is a bummer!