homo sapiens politicus … et pictus est!

Trump tattoos

The US presidential election is in the near future, so no wonder ppl get excited and eager to share their opinions and support for the candidates, also by means of tattoos. Here you have links to tattoos of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Not that much interest in Hillary Clinton but at least she got one biggish leg tattoo!

Tattoos seem a perfect way to express your political views and if you change them, you can always go for a cover-up. In the US Obama tattoos were quite popular while in other countries ppl got Mandela tattoos or Ataturk signature tattoos to express their support for modernization of their countries and equal rights.

In Poland tattoos of politicians aren’t that popular but let me re-post this text about patriotic tattoos – we always go big and since our own politicians don’t impress, we choose to recall our glorious past! ;)

 

 

ideals of beauty … women only?

When it comes to so-called beauty, it seems to be about women only. Sure that men have their own issues to tackle but their concerns and beauty standards don’t get that much publicity and media coverage!

Orlan

Here we have Orlan, a great artist who challenges and discusses beauty standards! There will be an exhibit of her work soon!

A slide show focused on tattooed women who allegedly challenge the conventions! which is a lil debatable!

cosmetic tattooing

Here another way to both challenge and conform to conventions: eyebrow tattooing as in cosmetic tattooing.

Furiosa

Furiosa, a strong female figure who inspires tattoos!

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For sth a lil different: a musem exhibit focused on tattoo history coming soon in London!

a beginning …

tattoo trend

This German slide-show tries to predict a new tattoo trend for 2016 and some of the tattoos shown are both pretty nice and interesting (one doesn’t necessarily mean the other, mind you!). Personally, it’s the words that speak to me, not the pictures, so “carpe diem quod tempus fugit” seemed the best – nothing beats Latin, the mother of our modern tongues ;)

pro image

“Your image does matter [even if your tattoo is really tiny]” says this one and it’s true to a degree – a job is a job, your personality is another thing, so judge the/ any context properlya nd act accordingly!

Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead’s death sure had some impact on ppl who love his music and persona; for Dave Grohl it also meant a tribute tattoo. Watching this video, tho, made me think how sexist the rock’n’roll world is – can you imagine women playing and screaming and men made to dance in these ridiculous wannabe-sexy poses? :P

Finally, a slide-show showing 5 things tattooed ppl allegedly wanting you to know! Not all of them are that pointless!

first and last (and always ;)

passed away

As the year nears to its end, we all come to think of things we did and what we hope to do next year; new year, an end and a new beginning … symbolism perfect for a tattoo ;) For some of us it’s the end – the most tattooed French woman passed away a few days ago (ridiculous as it is to describe ppl as the most tattooed in their countries, think about her life stroy, all the stories behind her tattoos and the courage to live and look the way you want which isn’t that easy even now!).

kein launiger Trend

2015 was supposedly very much about hatred and this article is set to prove it; true or not, it’s a fact that tattoos are still considered ugly and a sign for one’s moral corruption, so let’s be more open-minded in 2016! and let’s not forget that body modification is here to stay, also because it lets us celebrate our life.

Arab ink Project (2)

The same goes for Islam and the great culture and history behind. Arab Ink project again as it’s never enough to remind ourselves that a bunch of fanatics shouldn’t make us think the way they do!

Dublin tattoo convention

It’s the ppl and their stories that are always the most fascinating, so take a look at these cool portraits from this year’s Dublin Tattoo Convention. I chose this dude for “my” poster guy not because of him flipping a bird but rather because he seems to be positive and full of life!

As one of my own tattoos says, ‘everything begins/ everything ends’ and that’s the coolest thing, huh? ;) let’s wait and see what’s the new year will bring!

 

merry …

Xmas act of kindness

it’s always good to do something good and the modified ppl know it well – another charity drive focused on toys for tatts happened!

russ foxx

This event was also focused on helping out (the homeless) but it’s apparent weirdness overshadowed the good cause, either on purpose or not. You can do good in many ways and you can hurt yourself or others in many ways as well, so why to hate the idea and those involved? It was the second attemot at the world record on Russ Foxx and Mathew Mentzyk’s part and the previous one you can see below:

As you can see, it’s not easy and it recquires a sane mind, tough endurance and lots of precautions!

marine corps tattoo policy

Marine Corps and their tattoo policy – a complex issue!

Geek tattoos – for all of us who love the other world and our own, too.

the Force

star wars tattooer

Just like a half of population on this planet (or so), I’ve also been waiting anxiously for the new installment of the Star Wars. The more about it, the better, so why not tattoos? Take a look, refresh your memory and keep on waiting!

Japan is trying to destroy tattoos” is a pretty harsh title for an article; the content is interesting and certainly to the point. the pendulum always swings, tho, so …

Tattoos and workplace(s) again – this time you can learn which industries boast the most tattooed employees.

Scarification seldom appears in the news but when it does, it always goes with “cool” adjectives. Gruesome much?

And since the end of the year is around the corner, such summaries will be unavoidable!

eveything-related

coolest science tattoos‘ show how beautiful the universe is and how human skin can at least reflect this beauty.

The tattoo-related lists can be annoying at times but this one about hidden tattoos is actually interesting.

lyle-tuttle

Lyle Tuttle suggests not to get any tattoos to stay unique (or at least so it sounds as the words can always be taken out of bigger context ;))

charity drive

Finally, tattooed angels and their efforts to make the world a better place – charity drive to give back to a community.

brainy!

literary tattoos.png

It’s a sort of paradox how ppl with no tattoos so often write about them! but let’s focus on the content, not on the author. I love literary tattoos, so it was interesting to go through this text and pics!

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Highbrow ink and the tattooers’ thoughts on it!

tattoo donation

Kind of creepy (ever since my rib skin removal the word “flay” has a very painful effect on me! :D) but also interesting. One must admire the guy‘s determinationa nd resolution!

be a change you want to make!

tattoo protest

Climate talks in Paris are important but it’s more important to not only talk but also really care – this tattoo protest focused on the climate changes is def. interesting!

Miss Ink Australia

Miss Ink Australia – some background. an interesting story and a pretty girl; too bad the only pics they decided to use are those in swimwear (why not daily wear or sth showing her talents?).

tattooed and tattooing

It’s a way to show emotions and moral support when needed – Paris tattoos.

political tattoos

It’s a way to make a political stand – Aung San Suu Kyi tattoos.

It’s a way to create our own identity and aesthetics and be who you really think you are – gender fluidity tattoos.

men's thoughts

It’s also a way to stop caring about what others think – what men really think about tattoos and piercings on women.

Audobon bird society tattoos

It’s a way to show what we are passionate about, even if it’s so “innocent” as birding.

Bundespolizei

It’s a way to have problems to get your dream job, unless the rules loosen somewhat.

It’s a way to find your way in life and maybe make a living from it.