Since economy is such an omnipresent conversation topic these days, let me start with a short article, ‘splurging on tattoos at Muddy Waters,’ which describes not only a body art event but also mentions the influence of the current crisis on tattoo shops.
Dress code issue tends to pop up on here quite regularly (maybe it’s me being biased – at work I’m covered from neck to toe, even during summer); this time it’s school settings: in MO ‘teachers’ tattoos to be part of dress code discussion’; here’s also a reader’s opinion on this: ‘voices: whose standard?’ I must say that this Leviticus quote is getting a little old and not only mis- but also too often quoted.
To prove my point (or not), here’s another example of the ‘Leviticus quote’ at work: ‘Bad ink?’ in VA.
Two interesting ones from NY: ‘Skin deep’ might be an overused title but this time the article is not about tattoos but scarification (rare topic in online newspapers); the author of this one tried to juxtapose tattoos and scarification and show how, to many people out there, scars are just a fad; I would definitely disagree with such a stand! On a sidenote, the guy portrayed in this article, John Joyce of Scarab Body Arts, has a really good reputation! The other one is ‘Stretched out’ with a focus on ear (lobe) stretching (another rare topic) but it’s not very good.
A couple of ‘lighter’ ones: the images of the pierced and tattooed people removed from the nursing home in the Netherlands are now between work of Theo van Gogh and Gregorius Nekschot; ‘a brief history of body art’ deals with Stephen Hawking in a pretty cool way, ‘picture question: would you get one?’ mentions yet another book on tattoos but with a funny twist and ‘celeb ink earns money for charity’ (Johnny Lee Miller’s tattoos worth $7.000).