deutschland, deutschland …

I keep having Hanzel und Gretyl’s music in my head these days and seeing how I’ve been in Germany for almost  4 weeks now, no wonder that German news coverage is of special interest to me! ;)

Probably it’s the sign of the summer lull – a Swiss online magazine started running a series of articles focused on the origins and meaning of tattoos.

ban on hell's angels tattoos

In some parts of Germany Hell’s Angels and Los Basndidos’ tattoos can’t be shown in public and they must be covered by clothing or band aids.

Also from Germany a short and uninteresting (but it’s all for the recording’s sake) article about ear stretching (and I want to order some new eyelets from Wildcat, based in Germany, of course!).

Berlin-based artist Chaim Machlev is an amazing artist!

From Bastian a nice article on body suspension!

medical tattoo

Medical tattoos – they may seem a good idea and yet they have stirred some controversy! Coincidentally, there was also something on this subject in the Polish news coverage.

The tattoo scene in Denmark isn’t very well-known, so I read this article with quite an interest. Apparently, acc. To the Danish law, there are some placements that are illegal to cover with tattoos but now there’s growing demand for such tattoos.

Temporary tattoos and good books – two in one!

tattoos and fandom

Finally, good to read, interesting and dealing with pop culture – tattoos and fandom!

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!