self-empowerment

It’s all about perspective and taking action!

statement

A bit cheesy and yet very convincing piece on significance of (smiple) body piercings!

mackenzie-zouboules-tattoo

A meaningful tattoo helping heal the painful wounds.

vitiglio-ashley-soto-body-art

A way to show the world that we ourselves can define and create our own beauty standards!

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how it reflects my life … sometimes

tattoos-work

A German article discussing the so-called professional appearance and tattoos at work suddenly became more relevant as maybe I’m about to lose a very interesting job opportunity due to my aesthetic choices (“one piercing per ear” for female employees vs. my two stretched piercings per ear). Painful? Sure enough! Better to say now that later? Definitely as I remain an honest and professional potential employee regardless of my looks and choices!

On the side note, do tattoos influence how we think? No! Do our mods make us less intelligent? No! Does the number and size of our piercings make us less honest, reliable and professional? Definitely no!

Personally I love the way my ears look, especially when I’m wearing clear eyelets and my ears look clean and natural! I love the combo of tattoo sleeves, white shirts and ties! I love being surprised by ppl of various age, background and looks proving that intelligence and goodness know no boundaries!

never a phase!

I actually admire the Russian scientists’ eye – noticing a (potential) very old-school labret jewelry among tens of small stones/ rocks/ whatever. They look quite different from the modern labret pieces but they prove a few interesting and important points:

  1. an urge to decorate our bodies is quite primal and ancient – it’s not a teen angst-driven phase;
  2. different cultures have different standards of beauty and we should respect that;
  3. ways and means of body modification constantly evolve;
  4. what we do and how we look is not only about our own self-expression but also sth inherited from the generations from the thousands of years ago – totally fasicnating!

 

neolithic-labrets

professional and private sides of our lives

tattoos and work

The job market hasn’t been treating the tattooed ppl too well. Sometimes I get to hear that it’s only a Polish issue but these articles from Wales and Canada show clearly that the dress code and so-called professional image apply to all kinds of places around the world!

Olive Oatman

A cool old story, well-known but worth some mention anyway: Olive Oatman!

wytatuowani 2016

Finally, a cool idea in one of the Polish online magazines: the tattooed in 2016! Lots of individuality!

mass media charm

tattoo regrets

The Daily Mail isn’t the most reliable and credible source of info ever but their articles tend to be quite … amusing? suprising? entertaining? When you get to read about this guy and his tattoo regrets, can you really take him seriously? His reasoning behind his regrets and his determination to get rid of his inked past are really convincing? Is his tragedy really that big or is it just a promo stunt to get ppl interested in the show? Who knows? 😉

APP-related

Amore sensible piece of news from Canada – a local piercer very determined to learn and develop her profesional skills (and modern body piercing is a real science!). That’s both just nice and impressive!

loosing their cool or gaining it?

losing their cool

A recent text in the Telegraph claims that tattoos are passe now and the pendulum definitely swings into the tattooo removal field. True as their points may be, they are only superficial and only when we do agree that ppl get tattoos done only to fit and do what’s fashionable at the moment. Since it’s not the case for many ppl, I wouldn’t be so hasty with jumping to the above mentioned conlusion 😉

als Revolte

If you want to get a different, more interesting perspective on tattoos, take a look at the text and pictures posted on the Reuter’s website (quite rightly the section is called “wider image”) – the Hindus fighting for their diginity and respect by means of tattoos. A similar text in German is here.

ear stretching poor Q&A

Knowledge is power but knowledge should be derived from many sources – a short interview with a professor of dermatology focused on ear stretching shows a very biased and narrow point of view; why not to interview an experienced body piercer as well to get a bigger picture of the subject?

the future of the phones

From the forum in Davos come cool preditctions for the future – maybe in a few years some of our phone parts could be implanted under our skin. Seeing how I use the Samsung brand now and they like to compete against the Apple, who knows what will happen? 😉

In short, life is not black and white only; it’s not about being cool or uncool; it’s about making our own choices, deciding what is cool for us and trying to see a bigger picture in everything 🙂

merry …

Xmas act of kindness

it’s always good to do something good and the modified ppl know it well – another charity drive focused on toys for tatts happened!

russ foxx

This event was also focused on helping out (the homeless) but it’s apparent weirdness overshadowed the good cause, either on purpose or not. You can do good in many ways and you can hurt yourself or others in many ways as well, so why to hate the idea and those involved? It was the second attemot at the world record on Russ Foxx and Mathew Mentzyk’s part and the previous one you can see below:

As you can see, it’s not easy and it recquires a sane mind, tough endurance and lots of precautions!

marine corps tattoo policy

Marine Corps and their tattoo policy – a complex issue!

Geek tattoos – for all of us who love the other world and our own, too.

tattooed and tattooing

It’s a way to show emotions and moral support when needed – Paris tattoos.

political tattoos

It’s a way to make a political stand – Aung San Suu Kyi tattoos.

It’s a way to create our own identity and aesthetics and be who you really think you are – gender fluidity tattoos.

men's thoughts

It’s also a way to stop caring about what others think – what men really think about tattoos and piercings on women.

Audobon bird society tattoos

It’s a way to show what we are passionate about, even if it’s so “innocent” as birding.

Bundespolizei

It’s a way to have problems to get your dream job, unless the rules loosen somewhat.

It’s a way to find your way in life and maybe make a living from it.

 

 

miscellaneous

Certainly interesting is this article about an ink with an unusual ingredient, i.e. human hair. We’ve already seen ppl using their dear deceased’s ashes but hair, from a living person too, is sth new.

reconstructive surgery

If you decide stretched ears are not your thing anymore, ear reconstruction might be a good option. It’s been performed not only by plastic surgeons but also by skilled body mod practitoners.

Memento remake

The movie “Memento” about to be be remade.

tattoo charity event

A great thing to do – charity event at a local tattoo shop!