science, charity and good bodies

Polish headlines

Polish headlines focused on tattoos thanks to the Cropp Tattoo Konwent taking place this weekend in Gdansk. Also in Polish is an article about medical tattoos.

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!

dress code in AZ

 

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!

An article about male genital piercings definitely focuses on the below waist region of the human body. It’s worth some attention thanks to Elayne Angel being quoted here.

Corset piercing  – quite rare a form of body piercing.

Science tattoos show that tattoos are not a domain of criminals. Another one about fighting the stereotypes is this one about the Modified Dolls!

C.K. tattoo

A good body and not bad a tattoo – Colin Kaepernick’s new tattoo reminds us that money is not that important!

(life)stylish

tattoo interior design

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! ;)

not only western ways

HI tattoo ban

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.

hooks and nature – a perfect combo!

it may be my last post for a while (or maybe not), so let’s take a look at this:

The video is a lil weird, I do admit, but the article attached to it ;) is certainly worth reading. Maybe you won’t agree with all the words and maybe you’d like to rephrase the experience itself with your own words but it’s too beautiful and amazing to just simplify and condemn it!

book review: Bled for Boston

bled for boston

If you are a runner, marathon holds a special meaning for you. You may have run it tens of times already or you’re thinking about doing it for the first time ever but, granted, once you start running and feeling how your body becomes fitter and fitter, you also start thinking about venturing outside your comfort zone and facing the Marathon Beast!

Among countless marathon events held every year all around the globe, the Boston Marathon is very special! It’s the oldest modern marathon race; you can’t just sign up and go for it, you have to earn the right to run it; it’s a legend on its own!

What happened on April 15, 2013 shocked pretty much everyone, not only runners! But you can’t stop or break a runner, so no wonder that soon after the bombings Bostonians and their supporters started helping one another, fund raising and just showing that no matter what, the race is still on!

Bled for Boston pic

Christopher Padgett, an American photographer, stepped out and recorded people’s stories, sacrifices, losses and strength and presented it in a book ‘Bled For Boston.’ It’s a moving collection of photographies of people who were witnesses of a tragedy and whose lives were changed. They wrote down their stories by means of their Boston tattoos and grew even stronger!

The only downside of the book? It’s too short!

Christopher Padgett, Bled for Boston, 2014;

Bled for Boston ii

 

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According to the WHO, app. 250.000 people world-wide die from burns every year and many others suffer from pain, scarring and high medical bills. Casey Keener, a fan of tattoos and a burn survivor, decided to help the Children’s Burn Foundation and is organizing an auction of tattoo machines. The whole profit from the auction will help the child burn victims.

art of the machine flyer

Keener set up the Art of the Machine and the auction event which will take place on July 11. Among those who donated their own tattoo machines is one of the first female tattoo artists, Kari Barba.