More posters for the upcoming ‘Divergent’ movie have emerged and they look quite interesting. As for the book itself, I got to read it and must say it’s ‘one-time read’ for me – an interesting idea but overall it won’t beat such dystopian classics as ‘1984’ or ‘The Brave New World.’
The next piece of news sounded quite shocking – tattoos can give you cancer. Am I miserable and afraid now? Nope! Seeing how polluted this planet is, leaving the house and breathing may give me cancer, too. And even though not all of us know ‘how we’re gonna die…,’ we should at least have some fun while here, no?
Other tattoo artists: Lal Hardy and his new business endeavor, an Irish tattoo artist working in Cairo, Egypt and 5 very promising tattoo artists according to some Chinese magazine (a Pole, Davee Blows, included).
There are more and more TV shows and movies exploring/ using tattoos to their own ends and seems like the movie ‘Divergent’ may be one of them (it’s based on books about a dystopian city divided into 5 factions; the Dauntless faction members are stereotypically tattooed, pierced and clad in black risk takers ). But sometimes tattoos are frowned upon – Ridley Scott doesn’t want people with large tattoos on his Moses film set.
I love when modified people are generous and caring – here another example that the modified bunch has big hearts: almost 9.000 bucks for a boy with terminal illness.
An interesting submission from Bastian – hooks, of course
‘body art stereotypes misrepresent tattoo and body piercing culture’ – definitely much food for thought!
For once tattoos and other forms of body modification are handy à AZ-based restaurant wants to hire modified people.
Tattoos and skin cancer! Funny, how they phrase the headlines to catch our attention!
Another ‘American Mary’ review. I didn’t manage to watch the whole movie; maybe one of these days, though!
Mum tattoos here!
Since I seem to be getting into ‘the Biggest Looser’ show, let me show you a guy who looks absolutely awesome – he’s damn fit, wonderfully buff and he’s heavily tattooed at that! Bob Harper, one of the trainers on the show!
The tragedy in Boston still in the news and it hit not only the runners but everyone else as well. Many people decided to get a tribute to the city in the form of body art. Since Boston and runners go hand in hand, the Boston Magazine prepared a very touching cover for their May issue as you can see below (taken from one of my fav websites!)
A really interesting interview with the author of the “Grandma’s tattoos’ documentary in one of the Polish newspapers. It’s def. worth reading although it seems that it’s not available online yet (all I’ve found so far is this short text from last year). The documentary was screened in Egypt recently.
It def/ made the headlines – what Obama would do if his daughters got tattoos.
A few pictures from Wroclaw Tattoo Konwent.
Art of suspension appears in the news not often enough IMHO but here we have quite a treat: the “On Tender Hooks’ documentary (appreciated by Allen Falkner, too) and a video of Dave Navarro doing a suicide suspension (an interesting difference between these two mentions of suspension, too!).
Tattoos are more tamed and thus appear in the news on daily basis. Here ‘how tattoos became favored form of art,’ as a statement for Tibetan cause, more on Chavez tattoos, Auschwitz tattoos now and tattoos as a means of identity for members of Mara Salvatrucha.
This one is interesting for many reasons and one of them is that the author is Don Ed Hardy himself: ‘how to get rich by tattoos.’
A Polish accent thanks to an article about Yakuza.
I don’t really like posting stuff about celebs but this time I’m going to make an exception as it’s related to ‘Game of Thrones’ (I’m more into books than the TV series): “Cersei Lannister’s” tattoos.
Being fit is important (or it should be for these who love saying how their bodies are their temples, or at least blank canvas ;)), so I liked the idea to “tattoo” the bodies of the dancers!
Finally, since I’m still riding the high after my (7th!!! :)) half-marathon, let me share the pictures of body modification on fitness ‘guru’s’: Jillian Michaels and Gwen Lawrence. For me, there’s nothing more beautiful than a modified and fit body!
A shift in perceiving tattoos in these texts: ‘tattoos: skin deep’ (tattoos in Pakistan), Chavez tattoos in Venezuela, tattoos and fashion at a convention in Argentina and ’10 years of tattooing in West Hollywood’ (a brief comparison of European and American tattooing included).
The Huffington Post delivers yet another story focused on tattoos and this time it’s trying to convince us that ‘tattoos and botox have more in common than [we] think.’ I guess they’re right, at least to a degree, and it reminded me of the Modify movie where of all extreme body mod procedures it was liposuction that made me cringe! It’s all in the eye of beholder, no?
A book on Black Flag tattoos! I’m actually sure it makes for an interesting read – if you come across something that makes you really passionate about it, you should treasure it! Having said that, I doubt I’ll ever get a tattoo devoted to Skinny Puppy
Finally, two very interesting pieces focused on some history of tattooing: an interesting exhibition in Canada (Tattoos and Scrimshaw: Art of the Sailor) and a text focused on tattoos as a form of corporal punishment in Japan centuries ago.
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.
It’s a new year, so let’s be positive for a change! The author of this interesting piece on symbolism of ear piercing probably didn’t mean it to sound so pro-ear piercing but since we can interpret things in many ways …
Books: “Anonymity” was inspired by a homeless girl with a tattooed face. Wonder if it’s interesting? I downloaded a Kindle sample from Amazon and will check it out (or at least a few free pages of it!)
Some forms of body modification may indeed seem scary most people out there, so maybe that’s playing on this sentiment: “American Mary” horror is about the underworld of body modification.
quite a lot about art of tattooing: ‘6 amazing artists in NYC’ and ‘9 artists who stretch rules of tattoo designs.’ Also, ‘art made from wasted body parts’ and Tim Steiner and Wim Delvoye. A heavily tattooed artist wants to be a country president, too.