An interesting submission from Bastian – hooks, of course
To honor him and his Blue-Eyed Monster, here’s some news on tattoos for dogs!
Tattoos and fine art! Also, Angela Su’s project focused on self-mutilation.
Book-themed tattoos on the Huffington Post. And here Game of Thrones tattoos! Tattoos are coming
‘body art stereotypes misrepresent tattoo and body piercing culture’ – definitely much food for thought!
For once tattoos and other forms of body modification are handy à AZ-based restaurant wants to hire modified people.
Tattoos and skin cancer! Funny, how they phrase the headlines to catch our attention!
Another ‘American Mary’ review. I didn’t manage to watch the whole movie; maybe one of these days, though!
Mum tattoos here!
Since I seem to be getting into ‘the Biggest Looser’ show, let me show you a guy who looks absolutely awesome – he’s damn fit, wonderfully buff and he’s heavily tattooed at that! Bob Harper, one of the trainers on the show!
The Huffington Post going strong again, presenting us two interesting pieces on body modification: Maud Wagner, one of the first tattooed women, and Russ Foxx himself on extreme body modifications!
It’s getting warmer, so the question of covering tattoos and accepting them at workplace pops up yet again; this time in pieces like ‘would you ever consider getting a tattoo?’ and ‘hide or not hide?’.
‘Nickel, cobalt sensitivity increases with number of piercings’ deals with metal allergies.
The Lexington Tattoo Project revisited!
Two Polish accents: ‘why people follow dangerous trends?’ (it won’t surprise you with the conclusions!) and ‘II Wroclaw Tattoo konwent’ (really soon!).
One of these good newsfeed days when more than just a few links proved to be interesting!
Let’s start with some history: ‘a secret story of women and tattoos’ focuses on such women as Nora Hilderbrandt, Betty Broadbent and others. From Germany an interview with an iconic figure of the tattoo scene, Henk schiffmacher.
Very odd news from Russia: Russian soldiers are encouraged to look for intimate tattoos on each other.
Definitely interesting: ‘sociologists find similarities in meanings behind protestant work ethics and modern religious tattoos’!
‘Do tattoos hurt job seekers?’ from NC and another about ear stretching with some comments pointing out that sooner or later those into ear stretching now will regret it later down the road.
A book focused on Stockholm straight from the Millennium Trilogy (with tattoo parlors covered, too).
A short video of Matt Gone at Venezuela Tattoo Expo (a short slide show here).
And finally an interesting interview with the actress playing the main character in ‘American Mary’ (should I watch this movie???) where she states an interesting thing: The body modification people in this film are the most normal, well-adjusted, happy people, whereas the other people who are socially accepted and are idolised like doctors, surgeons, they’re the most fucked up.
Kate Moss and her tattoo from Lucian Freud seems the biggest piece of news this passing week. To balance things a lil, here’s one about models and how tattoos can break their careers.
Interesting pictures from a tattoo convention in Colombia (suspension featured, too!).
Another tattoo convention, this time in New Zeland, hosts Paul Booth (with a short interview with him!).
Also, a short and interesting one about a founder of a prosthetic tattoos company.
‘Body modification and the work place’ discusses dilemmas many of us have to face on daily basis.
About tattoo removal in German from Bastian (thank you!).
Also from Bastian is this nice slide show showing tattoos in Tahiti.
Tattoo recognition computer program.
Some interesting info on traditional Japanese tattoos in an article about ‘Ink for a Cause.’
Another interesting one about exploring body modification through art.
Not a fan of Kim Kardashian but since this one is somewhat related: pics of KK covered with fake tattoos.
One of the most interesting pieces of news in this update is the one about German doctors voicing their concern about piercing children and proposing to ban it. Looks like it started with a 3-year-old kid whose parents took her to a tattoo shop to get her ear lobes pierced. It’s not the first such case, for sure, and now and then we also get reminded of dangers of henna tattoos and parental decisions (here a relatively new one about such a case from Australia).
Also medicine-related although in a different context is this Polish article about a recent trend among the people willing to donate their organs after their death who tattoo a sign of infinity on them. In the article you can read about it not only from the possible donors’ perspective but also what the doctors have to say about it.
‘US Air Force regulations for tattoos and body piercings’ is again about dress code and here you’ll find quite a gem: ‘Police force students to strip down to photograph their tattoos.’
The ‘Jersey Shore’ reality show is supposed to end soon; here an article discussing the question of the show and tattoos in NJ.
Tattoos and fashion: they are present again at the Fashion Week in New York and a tattoo parlor found its way into the new Christian Louboutain men’s store!
I came across this one on Modblog thanks to Shannon Larratt’s posting there (and it’s such a pleasure to see him blogging on mods again!!!) but then found it in the newsfeed myself: ‘I had a face tattoo for a week.’
Two miscellaneous ones to end this post: tattoos on tennis players and a nice submission from Bastian: body painting from South Korea!
Dress code strikes again and this time it’s in Canada, Germany and the US. Japan, esp. Osaka, still goes strong, too.
With this tattoo-hunt news, it’s actually nice to read about tattoo industry booming: ‘where tattoos mean real business’ (NYC) but it’s not only about big cities as Michigan (hardly one of the most entertaining and popular states ever, is it?) where interesting artists work, too.
Tattoo artists speak up about and against tattoo trends: ‘trends vs. custom work’ and ‘against tattoo fashion.’ On the other hand, an interesting article from the UK: an archeological discovery of 2,500-year-old tattoos on ‘Siberian princess’ showing that tattoos and their placements haven’t changed much during this time.
Something changed, though, as this ‘anal tattoo’ shows! Here you can also read an interview with the girl in question.
A piece of news from Germany tries to tell us that the poorer you are, the more tattoos you have (or so says a survey they conducted there!).
Finally, something to watch and maybe check out: 10 tattoo artists you should follow on instagram.
Stereotyping people with tattoos takes different forms in different cultures as we know it. This subject’s resurfacing in the media again. Here we have Horiyoshi taking his stand on the subject, an American girl denied a job because of her tattoos, a Polish article advising to cover tattoos at work (and with some “interesting” comments to boot) and not that strong article arguing “why tattoos shouldn’t be stigmatized.’
We’ve already seen “Miami/ whatever Ink,’ ‘Tattoo School’ and ‘Ink Master.’ If you think there’s nothing else about tattoos to exploit, you are mistaken. Now it’s time for ‘America’s Worst Tattoos’ and they’ll appear on TV very soon. Here also a brief Q&A with Megan Massacre .
An interesting ‘Tattoo Witness Project’ in Arkansas.
And since the Euro 2012 is still going strong, here some information on football players and their tattoos.
A weekly update a bit earlier this week as I’m spending my weekend away from my computers and the breaking news.
More news from Osaka, Japan where the Osaka mayor got really interested in his employees’ tattoos.
Also from Asia about growing popularity of tattoos among urban Nepali youth.
USA: female tattoo artists speak up about their work experience and dealing with gender prejudice. Another one from Baltimore, MD is also a sign of times: tattoos and technology converge… might be true. I know that for my next tattoo session I’m going to take my Kindle to play with it.
An interesting submission from Bastian: teenagers and plastic surgery in Germany.
And here’s a nice one: how to tattoo a banana? And just to show that I also have some experience in this field, below you can see a piece of banana skin tattooed by me last year at the TattooFest event; it was harder to do than I expected!
Seeing how I have a little free time on my hands (national holidays – 3 in a row ), let’s see what’s interesting to read out there:
The Huffington Post seems to like tattoos: it mentions a video series ‘Off Book’ focused on tattoos and also posts a slide show of art-inspired tattoos.
Stellarc and Scary Guy appeared in online articles.
An article from India shares a very American (I dare say) opinion that mass events are a good opportunity for tattoo artists to earn an extra buck while an article from Kenya discusses a career from a banker to a tattoo artist.
And finally, an interesting piece of news from Osaka, Japan where the city government wants to know if and where its employees have tattoos.