Not many links today but at least some beautiful pictures like in this one about Japanese tattoos. Also about Japan and its attitude toward tattoos is this article from New Zealand.
Some forms of body modifications are covered in this German version of Wall Street Journal.
A piece of news from AZ: tattoo parlors are expression of art.
From the UK a local tattoo artist tells about his life and work.
soap opera starring the Russian opera singer continues as he maintains that his *in*famous tattoo never was a swastika. The world is in obvious need for some decent pieces of news as it seems.
More of the Olympic ink to look at.
In NY the governor signed teen body piercing law.
‘Exploding Ink’ art project here and eco-tattoos (with a little help from our “friend,” the sun) here (Bastian’s submission).
Finally, a Polish one on whether tattoos are an act of decoration or uglification; doesn’t seem that bad to read, though.
I’m in the middle of watching “London Ink” and “LA Ink” (better later than never? kinda doubt it after having seen a few episodes of the LA Ink show ) but reading is always on my to-do list:
Entertainment represented by Megan Massacre.
Body art turned art from Shawn Barber’s perspective (his new art exhibition).
The Vogue magazine features a tattooed chef, Sean Brock.
Ever interested in ‘what does a body modification artist do?“
And more serious: tattoos as a roadblock for immigrants.
The Olympic Games are soon to begin, so no wonder there ‘s more and more coverage on Olympic tattoos. Quite interesting is also this one about tattoos at Wimbledon.
The article about tattoos in the Japanese society is quite interesting to read but even more so are these about Horiren and Horihide.
Stories behind piercings are shown in a German photography exhibit.
Ink Up Ltd. may be a rival of the Ed Hardy brand
Safe Body Art Act AB300 in California.
I haven’t seen the season 1 yet and here there’s news about prospects for season 2 of the Ink Master show.
This notorious growing popularity of tattoos leads to: a dating site (the site itself), tattoo apps and tattees. Pretty interesting signs of the times!
I liked this one about seniors getting tattooed; at least in their case the question ‘how your tattoo will look when you re 80’ is sooo off!
Are tattoos popular enough to make such bans are these in Australia and IA, USA totally undoable?
Speaking of bans, here’s a pretty interesting Q&A focused on tattoos.
Thanks to Bastian for an article about Thai monks and their tattoos! Always interesting to read about it.
And something in Polish: a short article about a tattoo festival in Lodz and another one about a doll ‘tattooed’ with traditional Polish designs.
A few nice ones for a good start into 2012:
Ami James and his tattoos-related soap opera in the first episode’s recap. Quite unexpectedly for me (I had no idea such a TV show existed), he also appeared in a ‘All-American Muslim’ show.
‘New year brings new laws,’ also for tattoo industry.
A very interesting article from Australia about a Japanese tattoo master, Horihiro!
Finally, not body art but for the cows involved it must have felt like that – body painting!
It already happened, so now it’s more about waiting for the first reviews; hopefully the new episode(s) of the ‘NY Ink’ will prove to be as exciting as we’re led to think.
Springfield neighborhood-based suspension drama continues as this local article shows!
Is the world coming to an end? A little bit about the Mayan allegedly soon-to-come apocalypse and some body modifications practiced by the Maya people can be read here.
Samoa and its traditional tattoo revival in this article.
Modified animals (is it right?) in this German article describing things happening in China.
A Polish article about women as more frequent guests in tattoo shops here.
Finally, a bit of 2011 summary: designer logo tattoos as a fashion mistake!
A little bit more on the tattooed private parts of our distant forefathers in Dutch.
Tattooed and (pierced) celebrities of sort: Lucky Diamond Rich soon in New Zealand, Zombie Boy in German and Polish articles and a really awful commentary on Rolf – really, if you don’t have anything nice to say, why to say anything?
From Canada, ‘a day in the life of a tattoo artist;’ don’t expect too many details, though.
In the States District Columbia is going to regulate the tattoo/ body piercing industry.
‘Lips tattoos and other beauty trends’ from TX – but nothing real.
Finally, with Christmas madness fast approaching (I’ve spotted some Xmas-themed commercials on TV already and it’s still November!!!) another nice example of ‘modified charity’: ‘trading toys for body ink and piercings’ in the US.
China in the news: calling for more regulations for tattoo shops and a surprising piece of news from the Chinese army that’s supposedly open for the tattooed and overweight now. Also fromAsia, a short interesting article on tattoos in Korea (the south one probably).
A good time for Henk Schiffmacher who’s just opened the biggest tattoo museum in the world. Another link to a review of the DVD ‘Ed Hardy: Tattoo the World.’ In other related news, Kat Von D is launching her clothing line.
A book review represented by ‘Science Ink’ book; coincidentally, Bastian just sent me this link: body modification on academics.
Other interesting ones: ‘a fashion stretch’ on ear lobe stretching (warning” don’t read if you’re allergic to ‘gauges’!) and tattoo inks and health concerns.
A day after Friday the 13th there’s still a lot of articles on the subject. Apparently it’s a huge thing for tattoo parlors as these articles like to point out.
An interesting one: ‘tattoo removal, piercing reversal not that easy.’
With the spring in a full swing and hopes for the fresh fruit rising, this charity action is more than recommendable: help bees. Get a tattoo!’
Tips how to become a tattoo artist fromIndia and an interesting portrait of sort of a ex-prison tattoo artist.
A bunch of other interesting ones: ‘lawsuits over body art,’ ‘debate heats up on where tattooed heads rest,’ ‘Jean-Paul Gaultier and his tattoo inspirations, ‘Costa Rican tattoo culture.’