More posters for the upcoming ‘Divergent’ movie have emerged and they look quite interesting. As for the book itself, I got to read it and must say it’s ‘one-time read’ for me – an interesting idea but overall it won’t beat such dystopian classics as ‘1984’ or ‘The Brave New World.’
The next piece of news sounded quite shocking – tattoos can give you cancer. Am I miserable and afraid now? Nope! Seeing how polluted this planet is, leaving the house and breathing may give me cancer, too. And even though not all of us know ‘how we’re gonna die…,’ we should at least have some fun while here, no?
Other tattoo artists: Lal Hardy and his new business endeavor, an Irish tattoo artist working in Cairo, Egypt and 5 very promising tattoo artists according to some Chinese magazine (a Pole, Davee Blows, included).
There are more and more TV shows and movies exploring/ using tattoos to their own ends and seems like the movie ‘Divergent’ may be one of them (it’s based on books about a dystopian city divided into 5 factions; the Dauntless faction members are stereotypically tattooed, pierced and clad in black risk takers ). But sometimes tattoos are frowned upon – Ridley Scott doesn’t want people with large tattoos on his Moses film set.
I love when modified people are generous and caring – here another example that the modified bunch has big hearts: almost 9.000 bucks for a boy with terminal illness.
The 24-hour-waiting-period idea in D.C. is still making rounds on the Internet and many opinions are expressed, shared and exchanged. An interesting voice in the discussion is the one juxtaposing tattoos, abortion and the waiting period (not)required.
Hooks-related: Tattoo Expo in Johannesburg, South Africa and a very detailed, interesting to read text focused on the suspension at this event on hooklife (thanks to Bastian for referring me to this one).
Museum exhibitions and tattoos: Sea Ink 2013, Tattoo: Flash Art of Amund Dietzel (more on Dietzel). Also, one of the living legends of the industry, Lyle Tuttle making an appearance at Ink for the Cause.
Japan: no entry to a Japanese spa for a Maori woman wearing a traditional moko design on her face. Outrageous? I don’t think so! It’s fascinating how cultures differ. When in Rome, do as the Romans do!
Art-inspired tattoos – even if you’re not into body art, it still may serve as a short lesson in art history!
A little more about risks hidden in moles covered by tattoos. Also, there’s an idea for temporary tattoos warning of coming to the dreaded ‘wall’ – even Sunday athletes know what it means.
A handful of Polish articles focused on tattoos – tattoos and jobs (the conclusion – if you’re tattooed, you come across as very unprofessional), tattoo underground (but we all should remember the saying ‘cheap tattoo isn’t good, good tattoo isn’t cheap’!) and some info on tattoo removal.
Something light in tone but with a good message – why you shouldn’t get a Chinese tattoo.
The ‘Breaking Bad’ TV show is coming to an end, so here’s some news related to both the series and tattoos devoted to the show.
An interesting interview with a suspension group from GA, USA on suspension.org!
Modified charity: tattoos for cat lovers help animals!
Finally, the ‘Do or Die’ video by 30 Seconds to Mars with some band tattoos inside.
An interesting submission from Bastian – hooks, of course
‘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!
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.
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.
Definitely interesting: ‘sociologists find similarities in meanings behind protestant work ethics and modern religious tattoos’!
A book focused on Stockholm straight from the Millennium Trilogy (with tattoo parlors covered, too).
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.
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.
Also from Bastian is this nice slide show showing tattoos in Tahiti.
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.’