some good links to go to

A little bit more on the new tattoo museum in Amsterdam!

Safety comes first when body modification is involved, so thumbs-up for the campaign focused just on that in the UK.

An interesting (even if a bit vague), short article on genital piercings from a clinical point of view; hopefully it’s just the beginning. Also interesting and going thousands of years back: ‘prehistoric men scarred, pierced and tattooed their privates.’

Tattoos and the sacred in book reviews: books focused on Thailand’s sak yant tattoos and a book called ‘Earthen Vessels’ which devotes some of its space to tattoos on the modern evangelical youth in the US.

Also related to books in a way: a complex history of tattooed comic book characters.

A new documentary on tattoos, ‘Skin,’ asks if tattoos are fine art.

Soldiers and their tattoos in the Time magazine.

Stretched ear lobes and their reversal in an article fromNew Zealand.

Tattoos used as a learning tool: lesson plan for identifying science symbols.

Hopefully these promises are getting fulfilled about now: Body Art Convention in Warsaw, Poland.