The fascinating thing about tattoos, across the time and cultures, is that they always tell us stories – about our identity, social standing, opinions, life experiences. In a way, they are like an open book, not always written in an easy to understand language but out there for us to read and learn about! Two interesting posts in this vein: tattoos in a library and one man’s stories!
What I love about everyday-ness is its endless possibility to bring sth new, uncover a potential, show us sth interesting. And the same goes for ppl – at first they seem totally “normal,” (whatever it means) – without a spark of interest about them – and then, suddenly, we are able to uncover sth unique about them! Tattoos make it happen for us, so …
A few tattoo stories on seemingly unusual, “normal” ppl!
A day in a tattoo artist’s life – urban legends of the rock’n’roll lifestyle surround an everyday struggle to make things right, esp. those far from being glamorous!
Simple and some of them stunning – small pieces of the black-and-white tattoo art.
An interesting article about a painter/ tattoo artist – it’s a great upside of living here and now as it allows many people combine their passions.
The exhibit “The Designs of Duty” focuses on military tattoos and gives the visitors a glipmse into experiences, thoughts and feelings of those whose tattoos are on display. Such exhibits are not very new but they are very important as they add context both to the tattooed and tattoos themselves and change the way tattoos are perceived! Tattoos and their eternal magic!
A great local initiative to help out – a fundraiser for Down Syndrome Association. It’s not cool to just have tattoos, it’s way cooler to have tattoos and be a decent person! 😉
It’s never a subject on its own; it’s always a way to talk about other things. But let’s listen to it!
there’s a certain magic to this first tattoo ever! It may be – even now – some sort of rite of passage and we grow into someone stronger and more self-confident or … we become losers in the eyes of those who don’t understand! 😉 Down the memory lane – first tattoos ever!
And my first one ever was a little Chinese sign done in a street shop in the middle of nowehere in Indiana. It was a cool experience and soon I was back there, coming for more!
It’s certainly the tattoo that’s been taking me the longest ever but – in a way – it reflects the ups and downs of my life! 😉 On October 16, 2017, a day after having run my second full marathon, I finally managed to add to my shin!
I’ll try to write up a text about it ASAP – for my own records’ sake and maybe someone out there will profit from it, too.