Various statistics about tattoos in the USA are old news by now but this one presents both more general and local data: ‘Tat stats’ from Minnesota. ‘All ink and bodies’ presents the tattoo industry in Fiji – more exotic and more rarely described a location.
Interesting oppositions: a fancy NYC hotel gets a tattooist-in-residence (quite famous a one at that) while a small club in Scotland seems to be banning tattoos; another in the ‘ban’ vein is the one from MO where a nursing school bans visible tattoos.
This one is in Polish, so let me say more about it; the title is ‘already an art form or still a subculture?’ and one of the people quoted in it offers an interesting (and quite unrealistic, I think) idea that soon tattooing will be offered at art schools as one of the possible career paths. Any thoughts?