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Jonathan Shaw

Another teaser/ interview with a guy behind the book Vintage Tattoo Flash – I love the pictures of the past and reminiscing on how things changed and yet the assion and fire are still the same!

undrawing my tattoos

Undrawing my tattoos” is a moving account of the stories behind one girl’s tattoos and a painful and quite scary process of removing them.

tattoo-cancer-jpg

Tattoos for a good cause are always great – here raising money to combat lung cancer.

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vanishing and removing

vanishing ink dance

A fascinating dance project focused on a vanishing art of indigenous tattoos by an iban dancer! It’s new, it’s refreshing, it’s his own voice!

to earn

A German tattoo artist discusses his road to tattooing and declares that ‘tattoos should be earned,’ which is – more or less – true!

Others think the opposite, tho – a new upstart wants to revolutionize the tattoo industry with their dissoving tattoos – vanishing on their own and from different reasons as the traditional tattoos.

no red flag

Finally, a piece from Canada about tattoos at work. I like the statement of one of the ppl interviewed for it: “show up for work, and do a good job ā€” which is how it should be. I know how hard I work. I know what Iā€™m worth.ā€

female ink power

ROM Kalinga

Another article about the tattoo exhibit at ROM in Toronto, Canada. This time it’s focuses on the last Kalinga tattoo artist.

tattooist

From Australia a short interview with a (modern and Western) female tattoo artist. different approaches, different experiences, different background but the art unites ppl across the time, space and culture!

old times and new ppl

the Mayas

A new exhibition focused on the Mayan culture reminds us that various forms of body modifications have been around for centuries if not thousands of years.

vintage tattoo flash

A new book about vintage tattoo flash shows clearly what a long and fascinating history the tattoos have.

tattoo survey

A survey conducted by the German police is supposed to tell the officials how the tattoos on policemen/ women are perceived by the public.

tattoos on the catwalk

Also from Germany, an aspiring male model whose international success may depend on his body modifications and a young modified woman working as a receptionist (too bad it’s “only” a tattoo shop!).

Finally, a touching story from New Zealand about a man who’s coped with the loss of his loved one by means of tattoos!

 

 

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nurses' tattoos

After the recent case of a patient traumatised by a nurse’s tattoo, here a different perspective on tattoos on health care workers.

skin cancer detection

A cool idea inspired by Brazilians – tattoo artists and skin cancer detection.

Tattoo traditions in India!

brett rogers

And another TV show focused on tattoos but the cool thing about is what the host of the show has to say:Ā “Tattooed people across the world are generally extremely nice. Through the show, I want to show the kindness and sensitivity of tattooed people of South Africa .”

the headlines

tattoos at hopsitals

Tattoos and work make for a very sensitive issue! And even tho one always should fight for their right to self-expression, sometimes a neutral image is a must as this story shows!

the oldest tattooee

How old is too old to get a tattoo? The sky is the limit – the world’s oldest tattooee is 104!

tattoo exhibit in Potsdam

And sure he must remember the old times when tattoos really were mostly on sailors and bikers! “Flesh and Ink: Tattoo Histories” is a new museum exhibit in Potsdam, NY.

Tiamat transformation

Tiamat is yet another person aiming at a full body transformation!

Finally, a great reminder that April is a autism awareness month and a great time to gather some funds to support the noble cause!

bodies talk!

tattoos on Torontonians

The upcoming tattoo exhibit at the museum in Toronto presents a great opportunity for ordinary ppl to present their own tattoos and show what a great and meaningful form of art tattooing is. Torontonians’ tattoo stories are interesting no matter how big or tiny their tattoos are!

Army and tattoos seem to have a love/ hate relationship going for quite some time. Here a piece of news about a new tattoo policy in the US. Navy!