An interesting submission from Bastian – hooks, of course
To honor him and his Blue-Eyed Monster, here’s some news on tattoos for dogs!
Tattoos and fine art! Also, Angela Su’s project focused on self-mutilation.
Book-themed tattoos on the Huffington Post. And here Game of Thrones tattoos! Tattoos are coming
‘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.
Islamic women and body piercing.
It def/ made the headlines – what Obama would do if his daughters got tattoos.
Ear lobe reconstruction! As a bonus, an interview with Steve Truitt, one of the leading body modifiers, who talks why and how with quite annoying a radio host!
At first it seems like a great opportunity but it might not be such a good idea after all – ‘all you can sit’ special at one of the tattoo shops in CT, USA (the shop’s website here).
Zombie Boy visited Munich!
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.
And yet tattoos are even more than (just) art, memory, identity r statement. It may also give you control over your body back: nipple tattoos vs. breast cancer.
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).
Tattoos and technology in pieces focused on electronic tattoos.
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.
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.
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 …
New Zealand in the spotlight: tourists coming to this country very often get traditional ta moko-inspired tattoos. Also from New Zealand an article about traditional lifestyle in Papua New Guinea.
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.
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.