If you read/ follow Shannon Larratt’s blog, you know that from time to time he gets his Facebook account suspended because of the photos he posts (or used to post) on there. Turns out, Facebook can suspend your account even if your tattoo is not offensive at all – it’s enough that a pic shows some nudity. Yet another reason why I’m glad I don’t use this site. Quite different an approach to tattoos in question is described here.
A link to a discussion ‘are tattoos a turn off?’ For me, they are quite the opposite! Even stronger is this one article about Uzbekistan where tattoos were described as ‘causing moral damage’!
About a test for tattoo artists applying for a job here.
‘Expression through ink’ here and some info on the worst portrait tattoo in the world finally having been fixed!
When I saw these, I was so “I-wanna-have-em!!!’ and I probably would if the shop’s website wasn’t in Japanese!
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.
Retrospection is good, so here you have a text about people who – back in the days – got a dot-com tattoo and some info on what they are doing now. Obviously, it’s not as commitment-free as these “tattoos.”
Great Britain is allegedly the most tattooed nation in the world!
Midwest represented by an article about Imani K. Brown, a black female tattoo artist (who is, we’re told, quite rare) and a fan who got the NDU’s Golden Dome tattoo on his scalp.
From Israel an article about tattooing livestock numbers to protest against animal cruelty.
Poland: one of the more popular local tattoo artists, Junior, was voted the best Polish tattoo artist of the last two decades. Another link shows yet another pathetic attempt of the breakfast TV to go alternative route – this time they’re trying to educate their audience on the subject of play piercing!
It’s been a while since I posted here and I blame it on the weather messing up with my net connection and then a massive workload which I had to tackle. It’s good to get some newsfeed fix on the subject again!
Exhibits go first: pictures of Chris Rainier and “L.A. Skin and Ink’ presenting an overview of tattoos over the last few decades in L.A.
There are more and more female tattoo artists and obviously there are some advantages of this phenomenon
BBC presents tribal tattoos and stories behind them!
Holocaust tattoos and their improbable revival in German articles.
People: Lars Krutak and Mark Benecke.
Ultra-realistic tattoos really are impressive! I think I’ll get one of these on my shin!
Books: how to draw tattoo style and The Graphic Vein one.
An earlier post (again) as I’m spending this weekend at a tattoo convention.
Speaking of which, here another one about NYC convention with lots of pics. Since it’s focused on women, here’s a text informing us on ‘7 places women should never get a tattoo.’
Another tattoo convention described in this one from New Zealand.
The Huffington Post gives us a piece on spirituality of tattoos this week. Not that spiritual but certainly quite passionate is also this short interview with a local tattoo artist describing his job and calling.
David Beckham landed on a new cover of Elle magazine which is allegedly quite a big thing. Good time also for his regular tattoo artist, Lou Molloy, who’s going to show his work in Sweden.
Instattoo may be your chance if you need a new tattoo idea.
‘A tattoo artist’s take on summertime body art’ should remind us of taking a good care of our tattoos.
And finally a really cool tattooed lettering by Neil Gaiman!
The Osaka tattoo case still going strong! And here also an article about ambiguity of tattoos in Japan.
Stereotypes about tattooed people also somewhere else: ‘in God’s image’ and the tattooed people’s alleged promiscuity.
Body piercings and health issues from the Huffington Post.
Women and their tattoos at NYC Tattoo convention and Zombie Boy in Moscow.
A little bit about lettering tattoos.
And fascinating facts about earlobe (not many, though).
Speaking of earlobes, that’s mine (categorized as ‘me and my modifications,’ of course ) – 1/2” lobes look great, don’t they?
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!
My favorite ‘local touch’ represented by: a female tattoo artist from OH, weird tattoos from Omaha, NE and a documentary ‘marked for life’ from FL.
An interesting article about body piercing trend on the rise in Saudi Arabia (among women at that!).
And ‘Hunger Games’-related tattoos – the book(s) and the movie are still popular, so take a look what the fuss is all about if you don’t know it yet!
‘The Evolution of Body Art’ penned by Joe Capobianco.
Tattoos as a way to show devotion to a novel/ film: Hunger Games tattoos. And tattoos as a way to profit from a popularity of a show: very Lannister-like, I’d say (personally, I’d go for the Stark House!).
An interesting way to draw our attention to the way we live and raise our kids: ‘the tattooed babies.’
Trying to change the negative stereotypes: Modified Dolls.
Dita Von Teese talking with Jean Paul Gaultier about tattoos and other things.
Tooth tattoos as a diagnostic tool.
And hooks again: Jared Anderson and his passion.