news from the passing week

Regulations question pops up yet again in Australia and WY, USA

An interesting article about tongue piercings and how bacteria colonized jewelry differently is quite interesting.

Popularity of tattoos in New Zealand

New books on tattoos: a coffee table book on Sailor Jerry to commemorate the anniversary of his 100th birthday and some info on an upcoming book about tattoos in the army.

Also both book and tattoos-related: Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander. I’m not really sure if she’s better than the Swedish Salander but at least we now also know that music for the American version will be composed by Trent Reznor of NIN fame himself.

Tattoo conventions: Texas Tattoo Art Revival event, the first ever tattoo convention in Borneo and a tattoo convention in Poland (scheduled for February).

Miscellaneous: Harry Potter tattoos, a few pictures of ‘Zombie Boy’ and, for Steph whos’a Hello Kitty fan, Hello Kitty tattoo designs.