Funnily enough, it makes the whole ‘think before you ink’ saying ringing even truer than before. In a way, the other side of the coin might be represented by ‘tattoo artists wrestling with booming business, poseurs’ and ‘tattoo artists on a star tattoo strike.’
According to a Polish psychologist, tattoo is not a form of rebellion but rather a sign that a person wearing it is fashionable. Too simplistic an analyze IMHO!
Women and tattoos in two very interesting articles: ‘tattooed women in China’ (submitted by Bastian!) and ‘Grandma’s tattoos: the forgotten women of Genocide’ about women suffering abuse and forcefully tattooed decades ago!
And since the butterfly tattoo by Hirsch is still a huge thing, here’s a nice one about ‘examples of the tattoo fine art crossover.’