working together

If this article about a medical use of eyeball tattooing procedure, it gives a niceexample of cooperation between an eye surgeon and a tattoo artist.

Also along somewhat medical lines, tattoos and skin cancer in the Washngton Post and an article about earlobe reconstruction (not necessarily because the said earlobes were stretched).

A trailer and an article promoting ‘Tattoo Nation” doc.

And straight from the Modblog (it’s nice when they update) about a documentary about Mark ‘Little Swastika’ whose work has been admired by many for years.

Tattoos and religion(s) here.

modern Rembrandts

This year’s London Tattoo Convention is over but a lot of things was happening!

A new book dealng with my favourite tattoo questions (what, why, what does it mean to you) – ‘Pen and Ink.’

the Crow pic

Horror tattoos and some of them not bad at all!

Dress code-related – musings on whether firing over tattoos should be illegal and new rules in turkish schools. On the upside, Korea is considering legalizing tattooing.

woman and ink in Polish

women and ink

Mixed feelings about this article published in this weekend’s edition of ‘Wysokie Obcasy,’ a weekend extra of one of major Polish newspapers. On the one hand, it’s good when tattooing gets more publicity and keeps losing all the negative associations; on the other hand, however, it would be nice if journalists did their research for once.

Even without much digging and error hunting in this piece, it’s too easy to point out at least a few errors and omissions:

- a picture of ‘unknown woman from the beginning of the 20th cent.’ is actually a picture of Betty Broadbent who was born in the first decade of the 20th century and started her career later.

- a picture of Lady Viola is used as a picture of La Belle Irene (this mistake can even be excused as some websites make the same mistake; I’m relying here on the BME encyclopedia and ‘The Tattooed Lady’ book by Amelia Klem Osterud – if these sources are wrong, so am I);

- a picture of an Ainu woman is there for no real reason as tribal female tattooing isn’t discussed at all and that’s a shame;

- the New York City’s tattoo ban was, according to the author, related to a HIV outbreak while, in fact, it was related to a few cases of Hepatitis B (HIV was discovered later);

- modern female tattoo artists aren’t mentioned at all;

- the author mentions using only one book while working on the article and it’s a shame, too. And even tho I do can understand that it might be hard to get more reading material, if I were this journalist, I would have just visited some local tattoo artists to see what books they have at their studios and this way I could read more than just one book (not to mention that there are many websites, good ones, focused on the history of tattoos).

I hate when there are mistakes in articles; it always makes me wonder what else is wrong in my reading materials and I’m usually too lazy to cross-reference and check the facts on my own ;)

anima sana …


There is some weird appeal in the Reebok videos about their Reebok Forever challenge; I do agree with their statement that fitness is a lifestyle and I do know how much it takes to train your body to run longer distances, stretch deeper than ever before etc. I have, however, really mixed feelings about Reebok’s statement that ‘size matters’ only to proceed to encourage people to ink themselves with the corpo logo of theirs. Whatever rocks your boat, tho.

I like the videos:

RW's running race tattoos

The American RW gives us a different take on sports tattoos. Here size does not matter as it’s all about running spirit, keeping great memories right on your skin and encouraging you to keep going. Two good slide shows and meaningful tattoos on passionate people!