be a change you want to make!

tattoo protest

Climate talks in Paris are important but it’s more important to not only talk but also really care – this tattoo protest focused on the climate changes is def. interesting!

Miss Ink Australia

Miss Ink Australia – some background. an interesting story and a pretty girl; too bad the only pics they decided to use are those in swimwear (why not daily wear or sth showing her talents?).

a coping mechanism?

A new study focused on tattoos claims that women with four or more tattoos have a higher self-esteem. It’s up to us to decide whether it’s true toa  degree or not but at least it points out that tattoos may/ do have a positive impact on one’s life (either that or it’s just an assumption on my part cuz I’m so biased ;))

tattoos in New Zealand

Here’s sth from New Zealand about their local tattoo supply and demand so to speak.

back in time

Otzi again, this time almost fighting for his oldest-tattoos-ever title.

Myanmar women

An interesting article about tattooed women from Myanmar and how they feel about being photographed by tourists – a very interesting and much needed perspective, especially that phototourism is getting more and more popular.


An old adage and even older truth – don’t judge a book by its cover proves to be true again.

Temporary tattoos used for medical monitoring purposes.

A short overview of tattoo TV, with such gems mentioned as Prison Break and Sons of Anarchy. I used to love the Prison Break show ;)

Finally, a short journey back in time to admire the beauty and charm of tattoos from the last century.

memorial tattoos and more

An interesting photo project/exhibit focused on memorial tattoos is going to make rounds in Canada.

Equally interesting is the project called Love Letter to the World!

Charleston tattoo scene

Tattoo scene in Charleston, SC – interesting to read how it’s been faring so far.


A German alternative model here.

act of kindness

Finally, a heart-warming story of a tattoo artist eager to help a kid suffering from a rare disease.


tattooed and tattooing

It’s a way to show emotions and moral support when needed – Paris tattoos.

political tattoos

It’s a way to make a political stand – Aung San Suu Kyi tattoos.

It’s a way to create our own identity and aesthetics and be who you really think you are – gender fluidity tattoos.

men's thoughts

It’s also a way to stop caring about what others think – what men really think about tattoos and piercings on women.

Audobon bird society tattoos

It’s a way to show what we are passionate about, even if it’s so “innocent” as birding.


It’s a way to have problems to get your dream job, unless the rules loosen somewhat.

It’s a way to find your way in life and maybe make a living from it.




Certainly interesting is this article about an ink with an unusual ingredient, i.e. human hair. We’ve already seen ppl using their dear deceased’s ashes but hair, from a living person too, is sth new.

reconstructive surgery

If you decide stretched ears are not your thing anymore, ear reconstruction might be a good option. It’s been performed not only by plastic surgeons but also by skilled body mod practitoners.

Memento remake

The movie “Memento” about to be be remade.

tattoo charity event

A great thing to do – charity event at a local tattoo shop!

beautiful people!

current African scarification - part of photo project

Once it was a sign of belonging, a symbol of social status and a reason to be proud. Today African people wearing traditional scarification face scorn and become objects of ridicule. Here’s an article on an interesting photo project by an African photographer.

Scarification in the West has also some traditions and, in men, even accidental scars were a reason to be proud of one’s strength and endurance. Today we discover this form of body art anew and make it our own. The masters of blade can do wonders with our skin but the price if very high!


knuckle tattoos

Chipping away from the newsfeed clog in my mailbox but I came across this one thanks to my home WiFi access (home sweet home!). Something I’ll never do myself (and it’s not only because of the visibility of the placement) but it’s also this kind of tattoo I really like. If I ever decided to go for a knuckle tattoo myself, I’d get “have fun!”! ;)

base hooking

Of course it”s not the proper name for the activity you see in the pics in this post but I like playing with words. This summer I got to hear a lot about it and YES, I’d love to try it myself one day. Wyrd geht stets seinen Lauf, so who knows? For now, let’s admire those who have enough courage, skills and a sense of fun to try it!

You can read a little about it here and here.


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There’s always a great mix of topics on the Net and I actually enjoy switching form one subject to another. You can approach body modification from many angles, too!

MS ribbon tattoo
An important, food-for-thought angle: MS and medical tattoos.

A kind of social angle: a tattoo artist who really is just a normal guy, far from the *in*famous rock’n’ roll lifestyle of many tattooers, who actually tries to change the way ‘normal’ people usually think about heavier tattooed people.

A gender/ entertainment angle: an interview with a tattoo model and septum piercing and celebrities.

A satirical angle: unbelieveable body modifications (let’s have some laugh at these ppl’s expense, shall we?).

A ‘that’s so cool, man’ angle: 26 amazing body art pictures (not all of them are that amazing, tho).