stats, rules and a touch of humor

With spring in a full swing and summer just around the corner, there will be more and more tattoo conventions around; a small beforetaste of it here: Tattoo Expo in AZ and Hell City Tattoo Fest in OH coming very soon.

Law-makers also came back to life, so here we have new tattoo rules in FL, tattoos and blood donations in IL and another one from IL regulating minors’ urge to get modified.

On a ‘think before you ink/pierce’ note: FAQ’s in ‘Piercing decisions’ and one about tattoo cover-ups.

A small follow-up focused on medicine: ‘medical skin discovery helping tattoo healing’ and statistics released by American Society of Plastic Surgeons (courtesy of Bastian, of course, who just got back from haunting the US and jumped straight back into helping me again!).

Modifications and job market: ‘regulating body art a growing challenge’ and ‘dress code comes of age.’

Finally some miscellaneous ones: ‘fundraiser for a local volunteer fire department’ held at a tattoo shop, ‘athletes and tattoos’ and a fine example of elderly ‘athlete’ who proudly showed off his body art: ‘tattooed bicyclist’ from Wichita, KS, ‘barter system’ as a way to pay for a tattoo and a short article about a local music show featuring suspensions.