chosen and given

choose-wisely

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.

tattoos-given

An interesting article in German about a modern tattooist practising a traditional form of art!

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been a while …

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

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!

always more than skin!

tattooed-and-employed

Not the latest news but apparently having tattoos may actually help you get hired. Is there a catch? Sure, there is – companies will gladly ride your coat tales and try to rub off the cool image you allegedly sport.

the-project-why

Cool or not, these portraits are simply beautiful – one should amdire ppl ready to create their own beauty standards without caring what the rest of the world thinks!

Finally, a very interesting portrait of an American tattoo artist turned Japanese and some insight into the Japanse culture and its attitude towards the tattoo art. An interesting read for sure!

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!

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!

interesting!

interface tattoos

A recent invention combines temporary tattos and the digital age! What the future holds in store for us? It’s quite exciting to watch how fast and dynamic the world changes around us!

Old-school music passion and love for a particular band – U2 and U2-related tattoos!

Good news from Germany – tattoos are not so much frowed upon in the work environment. I cana ctually confirm it from my own experience!

Finally, a pretty cool vidoe showing “antics” of a suspension group from NY!

bodies and machines

Scott Campbell again

Scott Campbell saying interesting things yet again! This time he muses on his profession, his relation to tattoos and the way he perceives many things. Funnily enough he claims that “It’s part of the magic for sure,” [he tells me.] “Tattooing’s one of the last things you can’t mass produce, each one is made for a person by hand and I think that’s why it’s so exciting. In a world where so many things only exist digitally or are manufactured by machines, there’s not that many things left that really have the romance of being handmade and tattoos are one of them.”  But in the meantime something fascinating is happening and who knows what the future of tattooing will be like?

robot-made tattoo

The piercing-inspired clothing – as with all novelties, some of it is pretty cool, some of it is barely so-so!

Rio tattoos

The Olympic Games in full swing and tattoos on display!