For some reasons a message in this video picturing Jesus as a tattoo artist taking upon himself the sins of people kind of touched me. Obviously, there are people who find it blasphemous but for me it’s both quite creative and powerful.
The beautiful picture above shows a temporary tattoo commemorating one of the extinct by now species. There’s much food for thought in the article as well. On a side note, I’m glad to say that a Polish project run by Greenpeace, called ‘Adopt a Bee,’ turned out to be quite successful (I adopted some bees myself).
On the other side of the globe the 1st Hong Kong tattoo convention is taking place while in Poznan, Poland there’s a local one going on right now. In Austria Zombie Boy will be doing his thing at another event of this kind.
How tattoos are perceived and regulated in 4 branches of the US army!
A tattooed Lutheran pastor who’s not afraid of swearing and calling a spade a spade!
And maybe not directly related to body modification we see it on here but good enough to remember that societies we live in force us to follow their rules and norms – an exhibit on how society shapes our bodies (the museum’s website).
From Canada an article about more women in the predominantly male tattoo industry. It’s certainly nothing new and in this case I must agree with Kat Von D’s statement in this one where she discusses her new book (I’m in the middle of reading it but it may take a while – interesting intertwines with pretentious here).
Modified charity in ‘tattoos for a cause.’
News from Poland: ‘tattoo jam in Radom’ and an interview with a young (and hopefully promising) tattoo artist. On a side note, I do cringe when they use the word ‘tatuażysta’ (=tattooist) to describe a tattoo artist/ tattooer; it’s kind of degrading and lands this profession straight in the stylists/ celebs realm.
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.
About a test for tattoo artists applying for a job here.
When I saw these, I was so “I-wanna-have-em!!!’ and I probably would if the shop’s website wasn’t in Japanese!
A classic book on women and tattoos, ‘Bodies of Subversion,’ is now updated and out! Also about women and tattoos are these articles: all-female tattoo shop in CT, tattoos over 50 – awesome or awful?, do tattooed women surprise anymore? (in Polish).
Body modification and being a donor: ‘tattoos and piercings may to blame for fall in young blood donors’ from the UK and a Polish one about tattoos and being a marrow donor. Also, ‘vaccine tattoos‘?
A really cool term and an interesting thing to do: tattourism!
A real treat for body suspension lovers: the Sinner Team and their free fall suspensions!
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.
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.”
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!
BBC presents tribal tattoos and stories behind them!
Ultra-realistic tattoos really are impressive! I think I’ll get one of these on my shin!