making a difference!

japanese geek tattoos

An excerpt from a new book on Japanese tattoos give sus a before taste of the whole thing! My copy is on the way and I’m def. looking forward to reading and, hopefully, enjoying it!

The more we know, the better for us, the more involved in local communities we are, the better for us, the better educated we are, the better for everyone – a local tattoo artist organizing a fund raiser to support a local school in the making! Sure, the slogan “tattooed and employed” is cool but a variation “tattooed, educated, employed” is even better IMHO!πŸ˜‰

meanings

Ancient-Tattoos

Interesting findings suggest that obsidian tools were used to tattooing thousands of years aho on the Solomon Islands. It’s fascinating to watch how the modern science discovers by means of findings and experiments the acts of the ancient ppl, proving over and over again that tattooing is too serious and too important to various cultures aorund the world to dismiss it as a simple trend!

Frida Kahlo tattoos – a great woman, a talented artist, soemone who was courageous enough to have made her own look!

blood and dust

(extra)ordinary ppl with passion – “Blood & Dust” comic series and a related tattoo story!

against the false perceptions

A conversation atw ork today showed me how ppl tend to think that others’ tattoo decisions are shallow or made just for the show. The thing, however, is that – more often than not – we don’t know what reasons pplhad to get their tattoos done.

tattoo book for kids

A tattoo story book for kids showed it very nicely – every body tells a story and some of them more than oneπŸ˜‰

Female pro cyclists and their own tattoos stories are very interesting to read, too.

un/ doing

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.

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!

 

 

lots to show, nothing to hide!

ROM tattoo exhibit

A Toronto-based ROM launches a very interesting exhibit on April 2. The exhibit is based on the famous French tattoo exhibition and the museum’s own resources. Yet another reason why it’s time to officially recognize tattoos as an art form?πŸ˜‰

hand tattoo pics

An upcoming book on hand tattoos is called “Nothing to Hide” (or “Nichts zu Verbergen”). The photographer behind the book has, judging by his name, some Polish roots!

secrets, bans and benefits

tattooist's job

The secret life of a tattooist‘ is a part of the whole series focused on many different jobs. Kind of interesting!

tattoos and therapy

Tattoos bringing relief and helping cope with loss, traumas and pain: from Canada and the US.

Japans’s problem with tattoos‘ discusses just this thing but it also mentions an upcoming book on Japanese tattoos!

black work

Quite impressive and weirdly beautiful: blackout tattoos! Make sure to check out the tattoo artist’s instagram and his FB.