The last post this year!
A new year means a new calendar on the wall, so maybe this one? It’s nice to see tattooed people doing something good for people and animals out there!
More tattooed women shown in an article from Tasmania (a location that’s not very often featured in the news!).
Tattoos in Africa again: Rwanda and South Africa.
Tattoo etiquette as seen by tattooed people in an article from Portland, OR.
A list of good tattoo placements! And another not-to-take-very-seriously thing: a Yahoo! Mansome episode on tattoos!
May we all have a good year ahead!
Not many links this week but they are quite interesting!
Pictures from the remote places, including tattoos and body paint here. And from New Zealand an article about Maori tattoos.
A cool camera tattoo creating an optical illusion from the Netherlands.
Louis Molloy of London Ink introduces a healing cream for tattoo aftercare.
And another example of how active locally can be people usually thought as outcasts: a toy drive to make Christmas more Christmassy!
Sad news: Stalking Cat and ManWoman died a few days ago. Here’s the links to Shannon Larrat’s blog where he reflects on both men.
With the Christmas approaching quite fast (first Christmas ads around), it’s nice to see that there are people who want to make the holiday season better for less lucky kids. Another interesting idea is a calendar featuring tattooed librarians.
Interesting profiles on two tattoo artist from totally different countries: the US and South Korea.
A bizarre accident featuring a navel piercing.
And finally something quite interesting in Polish – local scarification artists.
Body paint/ art got some attention on the web this passing week: body modification-like body art here and an interesting body sculpture by an Australian artist here.
Body modification and charity: ‘tattoo artist a key to post-mastectomy world’ and a fund raiser for prostate cancer research.
A piercer with a sense of humor.
A German interview with the Mexican Vampire Woman.
Mitt Romney and tattoos again: this time a guy got tattooed his logo on his forehead … for money of course!
A Polish accent: Body Art Convention in Warsaw this week.
With my new tattoo sitting fast approaching, let’s read about various stands on tattoos, shall we?
‘tatted up. why we sin against our skin?‘ tries to explain how tattoos are not a wise choice to show who we are. Another one, in Polish, briefly explains how according to psychologists there are three groups of people that get tattooed – those who do that for aesthetic reasons, those who get tattooed for mainly ideological reasons and finally those who have no limits. These psychologists must have *not* done a very thorough and wide-world research, I guess.
A new tattoo trend: ring tattoos and matching tattoos for couples (pretty much the same category).
Tattoos as a nice way to help out: fund raising for troops and for pit bulls.
Tattoos as a form of art and a part of a national heritage: Tattoo Nation documentary about black and grey tattoos.
Another ray of light shed on profession of tattoo artist: “what it’s like to be a tattoo artist?“
And finally some hook fun from Bastian: “a flight in the woods” portraying a suspension meet in a great location!
A nice treat for all of us loving text tattoos: Litreactor combines love for literature and tattoos (this short article in Dutch brought my attention to it).
Body art broadly speaking: body in Arab art featured in France and an exhbit devoted to Maori culture in Germany (the museum’s website).
It goes without saying that languages are great, even if you don’t speak them fluently. The Chinese seem to be fascinated with tattoos in English now and how many of us Westerners have sinned with a Chinese character tattooed on us?
From Australia a short article about the tattooed feeling discriminated and trying to fight a negative image stuck to them. From the USA a somewhat cheesy but also nice story about people being people no matter what they look!
A small follow-up of Game of Thrones tattoos.
A nice way to show that the modified can and actually do something good for their communities: a fundraiser for an autism charity at a local shop.
A little anniversary for starters: the electric tattoo machine patented 120 years ago!
An interesting conference devoted to tattoo history in Vatican of all places! Pretty cool, isn’t it? Another university project described by BBC: ‘Dundee tattoo project’ as a means to help identify bodies.
News from India: tattooed men can’t join the Indian army now.
As a big fan of the Millennium trilogy and Lisbeth Salander herself I’m looking, both impatiently and uneasily, forward to watching the American version of the book. It certainly creates a buzz online; this one, ‘rebel leader,’ is more interesting, though, thanks to an interesting pair of fake spirals now on sale for those who’d like to copy the American Lisbeth’s looks. I’m not sure if it’s absurd, funny or just plainly pathetic.
Finally, a short string of examples of ‘modified charity’: Kenya, American Red Cross and a calendar for a cure.
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.
A French tattoo artist started ‘cyber-squatting’ a website who could be of a good use to Nicolas Sarkozy in order to draw some attention to the tattoo industry. Somewhere else tattooed women decided to focus on charity to fight stereotypes associated with the tattooed and the industry members themselves are doing exactly the same thing in other ways at their ‘Meeting of the Marked.’
Against the stereotypes is also Rolf, the most pierced man in the world.
A touch of humor with these two: Kardashian ‘tattoos’ and … toilet ‘tattoos.’
news from the passing week
Parents got outraged by a new tattooed Barbie.
Zombie Boy played with a Dermablend product to show how effective this stuff is.
In Atlanta,GA, there’s a new tattoo craze called the Walking Dead.
In OH a tattoo artist decided to help some exotic animals and organized a charity event directed at it.
In SA the scientists discovered a Stone Age a body art site while in New Zealand people ‘should respect moko.’
A Polish accent comes from Rzeszow– a new tattoo shop in this quite a small town.