two sides

a manifesto

A pretty generic article by a Western woman who states how liberating and great her tattoos are for her! It’s quite personal, a lil revealing and – sorry to say – not very original altho it shows that tattoos/ body modification in general can have a positive influence on us. I’ve been there, too!

Kalinga

And … a very interesting article about a Kalinga female tattooist who fights for passing the torch of her culture and values to other generations and that’s not an easy fight!

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as time goes by …

As time goes by, the meanings behind tattoos and their purposes change!

diabetis kit for kids

Ancient Egyptian tattoos prove how old and meaningful tattos are while the ultra modern and also funny diabetic tattoo kit shows how useful and fun tattoos can be, no harmful stereotypes attached!

subworlds!

Arab Ink Project

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.

tattoo dinner 2

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.

mainstreamized

Finally a sign of our times – take sth beautiful and radical and made it cheap and mainstream for those not commited enough!

the blog goes on … ;)

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!

puma-filip-leu-suede

Fillip Leu and his new endeavour – a limited sneaker collection for Puma. Very *not* underground! 😉

museums and meanings

tattoo-museum-in-nyc

Tattooed New York” is a new exhbition in NYC. It’s fcused on the history and tradition of tattooing and the role NYC has played in the art and industry. Sounds def. interesting!

Another museum and tattoos in Mexico; since there’s still no fence on the border … yet 😉

mummies-and-tattoos

The tattooed mumies from Siberia!

touching-tattoos

Finally, a modern and touching story of personal tattoos!

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!

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!