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 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!).
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.
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.
One of the most interesting pieces of news in this update is the one about German doctors voicing their concern about piercing children and proposing to ban it. Looks like it started with a 3-year-old kid whose parents took her to a tattoo shop to get her ear lobes pierced. It’s not the first such case, for sure, and now and then we also get reminded of dangers of henna tattoos and parental decisions (here a relatively new one about such a case from Australia).
Also medicine-related although in a different context is this Polish article about a recent trend among the people willing to donate their organs after their death who tattoo a sign of infinity on them. In the article you can read about it not only from the possible donors’ perspective but also what the doctors have to say about it.
‘US Air Force regulations for tattoos and body piercings’ is again about dress code and here you’ll find quite a gem: ‘Police force students to strip down to photograph their tattoos.’
The ‘Jersey Shore’ reality show is supposed to end soon; here an article discussing the question of the show and tattoos in NJ.
Tattoos and fashion: they are present again at the Fashion Week in New York and a tattoo parlor found its way into the new Christian Louboutain men’s store!
I came across this one on Modblog thanks to Shannon Larratt’s posting there (and it’s such a pleasure to see him blogging on mods again!!!) but then found it in the newsfeed myself: ‘I had a face tattoo for a week.’
Two miscellaneous ones to end this post: tattoos on tennis players and a nice submission from Bastian: body painting from South Korea!
The “Girl with the Anal Tattoo” (as she was called by some) still makes news. Here an article defending her choice but also an interview with a tattoo artist for those who are interested what it takes to get such a tattoo.
Better to be careful than daring, though as this recent health scare shows: contaminated tattoo ink.
Another one about the tattooed Siberian ‘princess’ from the long-gone times.
Scott Campbell and his “Noblesse Oblige’ exhibit show that for a good artist all media of expression are good. And here a less known tattoo artist but considering her location and cultural background, she’s still worth some of our attention.
A new book about tattoos.
Too bad that Paralympic Games don’t get enough coverage, so here just the regular kind: a swimmer, Missy Franklin, got her Olympic tattoo and more on others from the tattoo watch 2012.
A Polish accent in an article about tattoo scene in Rzeszow.
And a nice suspension video I’ve just found online: Dave Navarro’s suicide suspension.
‘Five places to celebrate art of tattoos.’
Tattoos on people from Canadian Ottawa and Australian Cairn.
Finally something important and making my own life that much harder : tattoos and sun exposure!
The Osaka tattoo case still going strong! And here also an article about ambiguity of tattoos in Japan.
Stereotypes about tattooed people also somewhere else: ‘in God’s image’ and the tattooed people’s alleged promiscuity.
Body piercings and health issues from the Huffington Post.
Women and their tattoos at NYC Tattoo convention and Zombie Boy in Moscow.
A little bit about lettering tattoos.
And fascinating facts about earlobe (not many, though).
Speaking of earlobes, that’s mine (categorized as ‘me and my modifications,’ of course ) – 1/2” lobes look great, don’t they?
I love ambiguous titles! When I saw this one referring to Zombie Boy and branding, I definitely started thinking along the ‘OUCH’ lines and it turned out totally differently; pretty interesting, though.
Another interesting one is about Stellarc and his new suspension performance. Worth checking out.
Kind of related is an article about Nokia’s plans to make ‘haptic tattoos.’
This time the Huffington Post gives us a slide show focused on body art from the Omo Valley in Africa.
A short article from New Zealand discusses apprenticeship in the tattoo industry.
Health risks: tongue piercing strikes yet again!
Finally, some reassuring news from the Ink TV ‘biz’: plans to create some new ones!