ancient and modern

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These beautiful tattoos above come from under the needle of Klaim, a France-based tattoo artist. More of his work here.

Ben Kingsley, a famous actor, wore a facial tattoo for the Ender’s Game movie.

Imagined tattoos of the Picts we also could see in a movie but this time we can enjoy them in a new installment of Asterix and Obelix’s adventures. This German article focused on what’s true and what’s fiction in this new comic book.

Ancient tattoos in various cultures here.Worth checking out for sure. Also, a Polish article on the South American Moche civilization whose queens and priestesses were tattooed.

The Golden Dawn party in Greece seems to be coming down these days and so are Neo-Nazi tattoos worn by some of its followers.

This one was described as ‘hilarious’ although it’s not really so. After all, who would like to have a misspelled tattoo? Someone’s mistake may be funny for some but it’s also a small drama and a lesson to learned from.

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*almost* Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, there are more and more Halloween-oriented things on the Internet, tattoos included. Here we have a slide show focused on Halloween tattoos and an tattoo artist into pumpkin carving.

Scarification is also about carving, like in the flesh. And yeah, some people actually pay to get it done 😉

Family-friendly tattoo shop here.

People and their stories, this time from WA, USA. Also, Mums with body art.

Another bunch of tattooed librarians getting ready to take over!

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(the image from here!)

be who you are!

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For some reasons a message in this video picturing Jesus as a tattoo artist taking upon himself the sins of people kind of touched me. Obviously, there are people who find it blasphemous but for me it’s both quite creative and powerful.

Artists from Hong Kong once again: Joey Pang and Gabe Shum; also, Kenji Alucky from Japan and his stunning tattoos.

A new TV show, ‘Tattoos After Dark,’ soon to appear on TV.

Suicide Girls dub into burlesque.

life, skin, hooks

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The beautiful picture above shows a temporary tattoo commemorating one of the extinct by now species. There’s much food for thought in the article as well. On a side note, I’m glad to say that a Polish project run by Greenpeace, called ‘Adopt a Bee,’ turned out to be quite successful (I adopted some bees myself).

Great videos from Mecca Suscon (day 1, day 2, day 3). The footage is both twisted and beautiful and the rigs they use are quite breathtaking! An awesome event it must have been!

On the other side of the globe the 1st Hong Kong tattoo convention is taking place while in Poznan, Poland there’s a local one going on right now. In Austria Zombie Boy will be doing his thing at another event of this kind.

How tattoos are perceived and regulated in 4 branches of the US army!

Once again, every body tells its story!

A tattooed Lutheran pastor who’s not afraid of swearing and calling a spade a spade!

And maybe not directly related to body modification we see it on here but good enough to remember that societies we live in force us to follow their rules and norms – an exhibit on how society shapes our bodies (the museum’s website).