Bad Chinese tattoos in Brazil.
Tattoos in Motion – they look really awesome, don’t they?
An interesting anthropology-focused article on Chin facial tattoos.
Don Ed Hardy – I really could listen to/ read this guy for quite a lot of time.
Another interview in Dutch about tattoos – every body tells a story, right?
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.
More posters for the upcoming ‘Divergent’ movie have emerged and they look quite interesting. As for the book itself, I got to read it and must say it’s ‘one-time read’ for me – an interesting idea but overall it won’t beat such dystopian classics as ‘1984’ or ‘The Brave New World.’
Body hacking certainly is a very interesting concept even if this brand new and quite daring example of it seems both bold and kind of uncomfortable; it’s also interesting because the project was was made thanks to Steve Haworth’s skills.
Ben Kingsley discusses his Maori-inspired tattoos for the ‘Ender’s Game’ movie.
The Haunted Cottage in the US.
Psychologists, children and tattoo expos – to put it simply, they just don’t agree.
Some eye candy for tattoo lovers – a German slide show of ten top tattoo artists in the world.
For some reasons a message in this video picturing Jesus as a tattoo artist taking upon himself the sins of people kind of touched me. Obviously, there are people who find it blasphemous but for me it’s both quite creative and powerful.
The beautiful picture above shows a temporary tattoo commemorating one of the extinct by now species. There’s much food for thought in the article as well. On a side note, I’m glad to say that a Polish project run by Greenpeace, called ‘Adopt a Bee,’ turned out to be quite successful (I adopted some bees myself).
On the other side of the globe the 1st Hong Kong tattoo convention is taking place while in Poznan, Poland there’s a local one going on right now. In Austria Zombie Boy will be doing his thing at another event of this kind.
How tattoos are perceived and regulated in 4 branches of the US army!
A tattooed Lutheran pastor who’s not afraid of swearing and calling a spade a spade!
And maybe not directly related to body modification we see it on here but good enough to remember that societies we live in force us to follow their rules and norms – an exhibit on how society shapes our bodies (the museum’s website).
The next piece of news sounded quite shocking – tattoos can give you cancer. Am I miserable and afraid now? Nope! Seeing how polluted this planet is, leaving the house and breathing may give me cancer, too. And even though not all of us know ‘how we’re gonna die…,’ we should at least have some fun while here, no?
Other tattoo artists: Lal Hardy and his new business endeavor, an Irish tattoo artist working in Cairo, Egypt and 5 very promising tattoo artists according to some Chinese magazine (a Pole, Davee Blows, included).
There are more and more TV shows and movies exploring/ using tattoos to their own ends and seems like the movie ‘Divergent’ may be one of them (it’s based on books about a dystopian city divided into 5 factions; the Dauntless faction members are stereotypically tattooed, pierced and clad in black risk takers ). But sometimes tattoos are frowned upon – Ridley Scott doesn’t want people with large tattoos on his Moses film set.
I love when modified people are generous and caring – here another example that the modified bunch has big hearts: almost 9.000 bucks for a boy with terminal illness.
There’s still a lot of commotion about the proposed 24-hour waiting period in Washington D.C. Even the Fox TV has put its two cents on the subject. The poll shows that majority of people are against it. In the meanwhile, a MI senator proposed a tattoo ban for minors. There may actually be something to it as this short article from TX shows, where high school students revealed their secret tattoos in their year book. it should not be about banning, though, it should be about educating!
Tattoos may be frowned upon and people deemed not to be trusted about them but no one can deny that tattoos are more and more popular. This article from the Washington Post shows, yet again, that you are never too old to get a tattoo. Pretty much the same message you can get from a Polish article about a growing number of Poles adorning their skin.
Also from the Washington Post, an awesome, interactive tattoo guide!
Tattooers and their thoughts: a Chinese artist from Beijing (here‘s his Instagram) (“Tattoo is similar in that way [to painting] but at the same time I think it’s more than that. It’s alive, it’s got blood, it’s got pain and it will always stay with you. It is a very unique and rare art form.” and “A good tattooist must have a thorough understand of history, culture and humanity. It’s not just about picking up a machine and finishing a pattern.“) and an Australian whose faith makes him believe that ‘”Jesus loves [him] with or without [his] tattoos.” The latter line may be handy next time we run into people thinking along the ‘if God wanted us to have tattoos ….’ lines.
Finally, tattoo etiquette or why it’s not a good idea to touch our tattoos without asking first!
My fav tattoo shop just revamped their website and it looks great! They create but never abandon their monsters