stick it! ;)

A few interesting links in the middle of the week:

Live tattooing at an art gallery in New Zealand.

An English tattoo artist who also loves the environment and tries to save a local species of turtles.

Popularity of tattoos still going strong, at least in NV and an interesting article from Philadelphia about temporary tattoos for adults.

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better safe than sorry

The “Girl with the Anal Tattoo” (as she was called by some) still makes news. Here an article defending her choice but also an interview with a tattoo artist for those who are interested what it takes to get such a tattoo.

Better to be careful than daring, though as this recent health scare shows: contaminated tattoo ink.

Another one about the tattooed Siberian ‘princess’ from the long-gone times.

Scott Campbell and his “Noblesse Oblige’ exhibit show that for a good artist all media of expression are good. And here a less known tattoo artist but considering her location and cultural background, she’s still worth some of our attention.

A new book about tattoos.

Too bad that Paralympic Games don’t get enough coverage, so here just the regular kind: a swimmer, Missy Franklin, got her Olympic tattoo and more on others from the tattoo watch 2012.

A Polish accent in an article about tattoo scene in Rzeszow.

And a nice suspension video I’ve just found online: Dave Navarro’s suicide suspension.

cover up, at least when at work

Dress code strikes again and this time it’s in Canada, Germany and the US. Japan, esp. Osaka, still goes strong, too.

With this tattoo-hunt news, it’s actually nice to read about tattoo industry booming: ‘where tattoos mean real business’ (NYC) but it’s not only about big cities as Michigan (hardly one of the most entertaining and popular states ever, is it?) where interesting artists work, too.

Tattoo artists speak up about and against tattoo trends: ‘trends vs. custom work’ and ‘against tattoo fashion.’ On the other hand, an interesting article from the UK: an archeological discovery of 2,500-year-old tattoos on ‘Siberian princess’ showing that tattoos and their placements haven’t changed much during this time.

Something changed, though, as this ‘anal tattoo’ shows! Here you can also read an interview with the girl in question.

A piece of news from Germany tries to tell us that the poorer you are, the more tattoos you have (or so says a survey they conducted there!).

Finally, something to watch and maybe check out: 10 tattoo artists you should follow on instagram.

tattoo souvenirs (not) always a good idea

John Joyce of Scarab Body Arts piercing shop fame gives his opinion on the new law regarding body piercing and minors.

Tattoos, immigrants and green card denials.

A tattoo trend not only among Olympians but also tourists in London.

People: Adam Levine of Maroon 5 discusses his tattoos and here you can find an article (and his website) about a very interesting tattoo artist.

sports, art and some eco stuff

and the soap opera starring the Russian opera singer continues as he maintains that his *in*famous tattoo never was a swastika. The world is in obvious need for some decent pieces of news as it seems.

More of the Olympic ink to look at.

In NY the governor signed teen body piercing law.

Exploding Ink’ art project here and eco-tattoos (with a little help from our “friend,” the sun) here (Bastian’s submission).

Finally, a Polish one on whether tattoos are an act of decoration or uglification; doesn’t seem that bad to read, though.