cool people, cool stories

food tattoos

Much food love in the form of tattoos!

gilbert johnson jr. tattoo q's answered

Tattoo questions answered and here are a few stories about the very first tattoos.

Obviously a great guy and a great artist – Paulski of the Golden Rule Tattoo.

I came across this one totally by accident but yeah, I shed a few joyful tears, too. There’s no modified people here but the message is clear enough to know we’re included!

voices from the past

Olive Oatman

Olive Oatman’s story – well-known but always interesting to hear and refresh again.

Why does the Bible prohibit tattoos? It’s been written about and discussed many times but why not again? It sounds pretty reasonable and even respectful to a degree.

Fat Bob

A moving story of an ol’ timer forced to close his shop after 30 years of operating and tattooing even longer. Just imagien what had this guy seen, experienced, done! Respect!

love and other feelings

parents' tattoos

Tattoos as a distinct sign of something wrong with you? Hardly in this story about loving parents who decided to get red spots tattooed on them to make her daughter feel she belongs! Awesome story!


Don’t judge others – a ‘dirty biker’s’ response to a harsh but very superficial judgement!

Funnily enough, there is also a story about a FB page called ‘your tattoos make you a horrible mother.’

nice gif

Satirical in tone, 9 misconceptions about people with tattoos; some nice pictures included.

An interesting read – ‘black ink and the politics of tattoos, race and gender.’

cool temp tattoos

Vegetable tattoos – permament and temporary.

ear stretching

Stretched ears and the usual when and why.

a nice array

tattoo day in rzeszow

I like starting with the tag ‘modified charity’ as it shows, over and over again, that no matter what the non-tattiied ppl think, the modified people also have big hearts. So here we have Trouble Bound Studio and their fundraiser for the Daffodil Place and a report from the Tattoo Day in Rzeszow, Poland.

Batista against stereotypes

A photo project by Mr. Batista again; too cool not to mention it again!

People, tattoos and passion in an article about the Rising Tide shop in OH, US.

Chaim Machlev

Chaim Machlev and his awesome tattoos straight from Germany. And also from Germany an article about a pastor writing his Ph.D. thesis on body modification. A short text about another tattoo artist from Micronesia only adds to this multiculti mix.

From the Dutch-speaking countries an article about tattoos under hypnosis and a text showing what might happen with your dream tattoo.

tattoos in the Guardian

Tattoos as an art form.

From the US we have a piece of news about tattoos hindering the recruitment efforts for the U.S. Army.

stories behind … never enough

Ibrahimovic's temp tattoos

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his new tattoos make headlines on the Internet but this time it’s more than just gossip! Ibrahimovic’s temporary tattos are a statement trying to turn our attention to millions of those who suffer from hunger all over the world. In the countries where people suffer more from obesity than starvation and where food gets so often just thrown away, it’s definitely much needed!

Philly tattoo convention and its stories!

tattoos after dark

Tattoos After Dark’ show aired in Australia. Shows make rounds! ;)

An interesting article about tattoos in Fiji!

Friday the 13th – totally atypical

A great action on tattoo artists’ part in the UK – all the proceedings from Friday the 13th tattoos go to the local hospice!

A good initiative also in Poland where the local artists join the Mam Marzenie (I Have a Dream) foundation to make kids happy.

gold fakir

chest pains - Fakir Musafar

Fakir Musafar has been around for decades and the body modification subculture wouldn’t have been the same without him. Here’s an article about Fakir now!

beneath the ink

Tattoos and freedom of expression in books by Meghan March. I fed my kindle with samples of her books, so I’ll see what it’s like.

fixing tattoos

After the TV Ink reality shows, Bodyshockers and some other goodies, the tattoo stuff is still popular and a new show focused on fixing the tattoos is going to be made soon.

Illegal tattoo artists in New Mexico!

Some tattoo advice here and the crazy “beauty” of tattoo question list here.