Not many links this week but the newsfeed still managed to bring some interesting ones:
How to prove your loyalty to your employer and score a pay rise at that? At this NYC brokerage it’s easy (kind of) – just get a tattoo of their logo!
There’s also a chance that once you get your tattoo done, you may land on the police register – this time it’s Queensland, Australia.
Fortunately, there’s also a call for open-mindness: letters from online readers!
A talk about tattoos and graffiti at Mobile Museum of Art, AL, USA.
Boston Strong temporary tattoos!
Nothing splendid but it’s nice to see familiar faces: a slide show called ‘would you do that to your face?’ (as if there was anything wrong with these faces!)
A nice submission from Bastian – Corey Miller on tattoos! (thank you!)
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.
The Huffington Post going strong again, presenting us two interesting pieces on body modification: Maud Wagner, one of the first tattooed women, and Russ Foxx himself on extreme body modifications!
It’s getting warmer, so the question of covering tattoos and accepting them at workplace pops up yet again; this time in pieces like ‘would you ever consider getting a tattoo?’ and ‘hide or not hide?’.
‘Nickel, cobalt sensitivity increases with number of piercings’ deals with metal allergies.
The Lexington Tattoo Project revisited!
Two Polish accents: ‘why people follow dangerous trends?’ (it won’t surprise you with the conclusions!) and ‘II Wroclaw Tattoo konwent’ (really soon!).
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!
An article about Shannon and another guy who also was involved in body modification (although a different sort).
Body modification and a sixth sense, and body hacking presented quite academically.
Pain Solution’s still touring the US.
The article on the rise of the tattoo craft briefly describes what a long way the tattoo art underwent to be where it is now. Quite ironically,methinks, there’s also one being a sign of our times: the Body Shocking Show TV series where in one of the episodes a man is having his genitals pierced on air.
Different types of tattoos: ‘terminator tattoos’ (nice!), recovery ink and temporary tattoos for belly buttons.
In the Polish army there’s a strong distinction between disfiguring and non-disfiguring tattoos; you can sport the latter and still be part of the army. Wonder how would they perceive mine?
A ‘celeb tattoo hall of shame’ slid show is, in a way, also a shame!
Valentine’s Day’s over (and I’m still shocked with the news about Oscar Pistorius who always seemed a cool runner to me!) and there were, of course, some V-Day-related articles: Love ink. There’s also this interesting piece of news about the sudden love and lightning quick facial tattoo – most opinions on the subject are quite negative. Shannon Larratt approached it from a different angle but he also tried to show both sides of it. Ellen DeGeneres focused on misspelled tattoos (and such tattoos are usually dedicated to those dear to us) although some of these are kind of unbelievable!
An interesting take on scars (although not the ones related to scarification) here!
Health/ risks: keloids-prone skin and disease-sensing tattoos from Princeton? Also related are the links submitted by Bastian that focus on tattoo ink and health risks associated with it.
Books: ‘Painted People’ devoted to African cultures and a book published by penandink blog which seems a very interesting online place.
Body suspension: the title, ‘Suspensions: taking piercings to the extreme’ says it all!
Three articles in Polish: a local tattoo artist from Poznan, another one with very cool interests and finally an article about transsexuals with Roni Lachowicz featured.
Something in German: according to a survey, most young people find tattoos attractive.
Kate Moss and her tattoo from Lucian Freud seems the biggest piece of news this passing week. To balance things a lil, here’s one about models and how tattoos can break their careers.
Interesting pictures from a tattoo convention in Colombia (suspension featured, too!).
Another tattoo convention, this time in New Zeland, hosts Paul Booth (with a short interview with him!).
Also, a short and interesting one about a founder of a prosthetic tattoos company.
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.
Retrospection is good, so here you have a text about people who – back in the days – got a dot-com tattoo and some info on what they are doing now. Obviously, it’s not as commitment-free as these “tattoos.”
Great Britain is allegedly the most tattooed nation in the world!
Midwest represented by an article about Imani K. Brown, a black female tattoo artist (who is, we’re told, quite rare) and a fan who got the NDU’s Golden Dome tattoo on his scalp.
From Israel an article about tattooing livestock numbers to protest against animal cruelty.
Poland: one of the more popular local tattoo artists, Junior, was voted the best Polish tattoo artist of the last two decades. Another link shows yet another pathetic attempt of the breakfast TV to go alternative route – this time they’re trying to educate their audience on the subject of play piercing!