Bad Chinese tattoos in Brazil.
An exhibit ‘Modified.’
Tattoos used for health reasons.
Free tattoos of Ataturk’s signature in Turkey.
An interesting interview with a tattooed world traveler in Dutch.
A good idea for very social people – tattoos for more than one body only.
It’s been a great treat to watch the IAAF Championship competitions in Moscow (on TV that is ;)); with the event coming to an end, here’s a slide show featuring some of the athlete tattoos. The question of athlete tattoos and copyrights is discussed here.
Also sports-related but on a sad note: the photo project ‘Bled for Boston.’
Nike’s been having a really bad luck this year – first their misfired slogan for Pistorius, then their failure with the Boston Massacre shirt, and now reactions to the tattoo-inspired apparel line also turned out not the way they expected! Obviously, it’s not about market and profits, eh?
People’s reactions to tattoos and one person’s replies – a pretty good and funny one.
A little more about risks hidden in moles covered by tattoos. Also, there’s an idea for temporary tattoos warning of coming to the dreaded ‘wall’ – even Sunday athletes know what it means.
A handful of Polish articles focused on tattoos – tattoos and jobs (the conclusion – if you’re tattooed, you come across as very unprofessional), tattoo underground (but we all should remember the saying ‘cheap tattoo isn’t good, good tattoo isn’t cheap’!) and some info on tattoo removal.
Something light in tone but with a good message – why you shouldn’t get a Chinese tattoo.
The ‘Breaking Bad’ TV show is coming to an end, so here’s some news related to both the series and tattoos devoted to the show.
An interesting interview with a suspension group from GA, USA on suspension.org!
Modified charity: tattoos for cat lovers help animals!
Finally, the ‘Do or Die’ video by 30 Seconds to Mars with some band tattoos inside.
Chinese foot binding and Kayan tribe’s body modification here while here you can see some traditional Thai ‘sacred’ ink. Also, from Hawaii, a short article on the rising popularity of traditional Polynesian tattoos (Keone Nunes mentioned).
A very interesting art project in Italy: Michelangelo’s David covered in tattoos.
A video of suspension show from New Jersey.
Tattoos still popular in Poland (and pretty much everywhere else, no? ;))
Finally, an interesting idea for very temporary tattoos: shadow body art.
Tattoo conventions: the New York City Urban Tattoo convention and a racial divide that, according to the organizers of the event, exists in the tattoo world and another convention in TX where body suspension made some headlines.
Tattoos from a different angle: fruit ‘tattoos.’
An interesting interview with Louis Molloy here.
A slide show focused on song lyrics tattoos.
An interesting picture from a T-Mobile ad in Poland: a girl with sth that looks like stretched lobes (which is *not* that common over here!)
Something for Bastian and others into hooks – ‘hanging on’ discusses suspension, Allen Falkner and his TSD team.
Another influential person, Brian Decker, mentioned in this, somewhat naïve text about ‘scar tattoos’ (sic!).
We all heard about the first Christians allegedly tattooing the symbols of their faith on them or the medieval knights getting tattoos in the time of the Crusades; here’s another twist on it: ‘Jerusalem family tattoos pilgrims for centuries.’
‘Keep your tattoos from fading’ is a must at this time of the year!
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!
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.
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!
Body suspension: the title, ‘Suspensions: taking piercings to the extreme’ says it all!
Something in German: according to a survey, most young people find tattoos attractive.