Big words about the fashion show the Skull Boy took part in: ‘Fashion moves from temporary to real tattoos.’ I don’t see it happening, though – sooner or later they’ll move on to something entirely different and better for the models not to get tattooed in hopes for a few lucrative gigs. Fashion industry tends to move back and forth between many different styles and it never lasts long. I remember these beautiful ‘ethnic’ models from Ethiopia and other African countries whose bodies were so wonderfully and naturally slender, Jenny Shimuzu whose tomboy look was nicely underground-ish or Eve Salvail who rocked a tattooed scalp and now they’re long gone and replaced by generic, Slavic beauty type of girls.
The good thing, though, that tattoos and body art still can be admired and reflect upon: ‘when a holy man’s skin is the canvas’ about the exhibit showing pictures of the Sadhus and a very interesting essay submitted by Bastian: ‘the art of mutilation’ by Crispin Sartwell.
Speaking of ‘mutilation,’ the Florida-based policemen are banned from many different kinds of body modification (and modifying ears and tongues is called ‘mutilation art!)
A bit of history thanks to an interesting submission from Bastian: ‘the truth about Sissi’ (a bit more info on the empress!) and an article about an upcoming book devoted to Milwaukee’s tattoo pioneer!
For those who consider getting tattooed there’s a whole bunch of German articles submitted from Bastian (very productive of him;)): ‘beautiful and dangerous’ (risks), ‘pretty or ugly’ (a survey) and ‘before you get inked’ (tips from those who already got some work done).
Finally some odd ones: ‘M.I.A. asks fans to decide on tattoo,’ ‘facebook-inspired tattoo’ on another rapper, a Texan woman banned from getting tattooed by a local judge and New Zealand cops accused of forceful piercing removal.