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several interesting ones

I haven’t checked the news for almost a week due to the weak internet connection (again) and loads of work and there’s quite a few interesting ones:

Law-related ones: an article from Malta discussing minors and body modifications, a similar one from Ontario, Canada and an interesting one from IL where it was proposed to ban eye tattooing.

Tattoos and medicine in a proposal for another version of ‘medical’ tattoos: ‘Tattooing patients with UV ink could protect pacemakers from hackers.’

Famous tattoo artists: Lakra and his non-skin work and Scott Campbell profiled in the Times magazine.

An interesting choice of judge at a tattoo convention: ‘art scholars judge work at Down East Tattoo Show.’

A theory that ‘women get tattooed to feel sexier’ may actually have something to it although I’d venture a guess that it work with both sexes equally well.

The new Guinness record for most body piercings (with a picture and a video).

This one could land in the Guinness record book, too: ‘3-year-old tattoo artist.’ The joy of trying to come up with really ‘original’ things.

Finally, for those who still need their weekly fix of Ink TV – soon ‘Dublin Ink.’

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About Ania Reeds

fit, modified, open-minded, well-read, always eager to learn. Don't judge me by your standards!

2 responses to “several interesting ones

  1. Don

    I think your guess is right with the “get tattooed to feel sexier” theory. From the male viewpoint it was certainly true in my case anyway: I remember when I got my first ink, I got a thrill every time I lifted up the hem of my T-Shirt to look at it, running my fingers gently over the letters. I couldn’t stop looking at it!

    The novelty of that wore off eventually, of course, but even now I like wearing a sleeveless top, displaying my BME shoulder tattoos in full view. It does make me feel good about myself – no two ways about it.

  2. aniareads ⋅

    ‘feeling sexier’ is probably a crude way to say that deciding how our bodies should look makes us feel more self-confident and aware of our bodies. It’s especially tru in case of women, seeing how we’re tricked into thinking that only ‘very slim and all dolled-up’ equals ‘beautiful.’

    Not to mention that once you decide to get tattooed, it somehow makes you feel grounded – it’s for ever and mainstream opinions are all about going from ‘sexy’ to ‘trashy’ and then abck again.

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