The body mod industry from a little different perspective than usual: ‘sex assault trial of tattoo artist opens’ and ‘frightened tattoo artist flees city’.

Solomon Islands appear on here for the first time: ‘a tattoo shop opens in Honiara’.

News from the UK focus on ‘new regulations for piercists and skin-colorists’ (more).

The most popular tattoo designs in the article ‘hot tattoo choices’ and something to look at in ‘ink:tattoos as personal expression’ (about a new museum exhibit focusing on body art) and gallery of ‘food tattoos’.