What I love about everyday-ness is its endless possibility to bring sth new, uncover a potential, show us sth interesting. And the same goes for ppl – at first they seem totally “normal,” (whatever it means) – without a spark of interest about them – and then, suddenly, we are able to uncover sth unique about them! Tattoos make it happen for us, so …
Because men have also a lot to express, share, deal with. This father’s gesture shows clearly that male tattoos are not only about boasting manliness or drawing ppl’s attention to muscles or trying to look tough!
I like this depth behind tattoos – with tattoos we never know! 😉
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!
A new study focused on tattoos claims that women with four or more tattoos have a higher self-esteem. It’s up to us to decide whether it’s true toa degree or not but at least it points out that tattoos may/ do have a positive impact on one’s life (either that or it’s just an assumption on my part cuz I’m so biased ;))
A kind of social angle: a tattoo artist who really is just a normal guy, far from the *in*famous rock’n’ roll lifestyle of many tattooers, who actually tries to change the way ‘normal’ people usually think about heavier tattooed people.
The New York Times published a very interesting article about a tattoo artist specializing in nipple tattoos on breast cancer patients after mastectomy. According to the article, many women after mastectomy aren’t fully satisfied with their breast reconstruction surgeries as reconstructed breats lack nipples which takes away from the experience and attempts to regain what was lost. Many surgeons perform nipple tattoos but they lack skills to create a good tattooed rendition of a nipple. The tattoo artist described in the NYT article is Vinnie Myers. He started specializing in nipple tattooing in 2002 and been working in this field ever since.
Interestingly enough, in another newspaper/ magazine there appeared article stating that plastic surgeons usually responsible for doing nipple tattoos on breast cancer patients could learn from tattoo artists.
In case you doubt your own judgment, you can always see how others perceive you and your esthetics: ‘do piercings make women attractive?’ (because men are always attractive, right?). If you get angry at others for judging you and your tattoos, you can always state how proud of them you are but it will come at a price – others have the right to express their opinions about you as it’s shown in ‘Toowoomba ladies proud of their ink (while others not so much :D).
Job seekers with body modifications don’t have it easy: UK and the USA. Surprising, eh?