Arab Ink Project was already mentioned here but it’s so interesting that it’s worth another mention. “Arabic is one of the most beautiful languages. There’s a lot of depth and poetry and really great expressions. As a language it’s a lot more deep and sophisticated than English for example,” – it’s fascinating to watch a new quality arising when a language and skin meet.
The subworlds are meeting and intertwining also here, on a semingly unlikely junction – skin art and culinary art. And yet, strange as it seems at first, both these worlds have some things inc ommon.
Finally a sign of our times – take sth beautiful and radical and made it cheap and mainstream for those not commited enough!
it’s been a while but seeing how I just miss reading on the subject and I actually sorted out my Internet access here in my “middle of nowehere,” I might actually get back to reading and occasionally posting interesting things. Funny as it seems, there’s even a local tattoo shop here and I’m kinda itching to check it out! 😉 Anyway …
Roch’n’roll life which is usually associated with tattooing comes at a cost and no one actually talks about it. Here you have “pains and strains” of the job!
“is extreme body modification even legal” touches on the British law but the issue is very valid in all other countries as most more exttreme body modifications (tongue splitting, scarification, branding, eyeball tattooing etc.) are usually done after hours and discreetly. Def. loads of food for thought!
Body modification and work is a touchy subject for many of us and always valid as many of us feel insecure with our mods in the market place. Here two perspectives on the subject: a tattoo artist and a former athlete who suddenly got confronted with the harsh reality.
An interesting article in German about a modern tattooist practising a traditional form of art!
So yeah, it’s been a while and I did miss blogging (altho way more I just missed reading on tattoos and roaming the vast space of the online world!). Weird as it is, the last few months I spent in a place with a weak web access and only occasionaly I could check my emails and such. Soon I’ll be getting back to this warped world but seeing as it’s just an adventure of sort and I’m gonna keep running this blog for myself as long as possible, sooner or later I’ll be back on here. After all, there will be always some articles and books about tattoos!
The two interesting articles Icame across today:
breastfeeding tattoos! it’s an interesting trend, especially seeing how breastfeeding is a sort of taboo in public places and ppl’s reactions to it vary (to put it mildly!). here’s Luke Danes of Gilmore Girls’ to illustrate my point!
Another one is in German: what awful consequences a name tattoo may have! No joke!
with the end of yet another year looming ahead, we can be sure to come across such pieces as this one I found on Yahoo! (where else, huh?:P): neon tattoos look pretty cool and more by this artist here and here.
A very important issue and – sadly – still not resolved! The Guardian has an interesting idea and hopefully they’ll get not only quite a few responses from the readers but also will be able to bring it back into the spotlight to discuss it. Sure, there are more important issues in the world but discriminatiing others on basis of their personal aesthetic choices is not right at all and why not to try to change the world one step at a time?
Traditional Polynesian tattoos appear in the new film by Disney and – apparently – the company tried hard to make it right. Hopefully it’ll make at least a few ppl to see how varied, old, and rich in meanings tattoos are.