Ground-breaking news from Austria on popularity of tattoos in this country. Meanwhile, in Arkansas, there are attempts to ban non-traditional forms of body modification (‘non-traditional’ being an interesting statement here).
It’s been a great treat to watch the IAAF Championship competitions in Moscow (on TV that is ;)); with the event coming to an end, here’s a slide show featuring some of the athlete tattoos. The question of athlete tattoos and copyrights is discussed here.
Also sports-related but on a sad note: the photo project ‘Bled for Boston.’
Nike’s been having a really bad luck this year – first their misfired slogan for Pistorius, then their failure with the Boston Massacre shirt, and now reactions to the tattoo-inspired apparel line also turned out not the way they expected! Obviously, it’s not about market and profits, eh?
People’s reactions to tattoos and one person’s replies – a pretty good and funny one.
Not many links today but at least some beautiful pictures like in this one about Japanese tattoos. Also about Japan and its attitude toward tattoos is this article from New Zealand.
Some forms of body modifications are covered in this German version of Wall Street Journal.
A piece of news from AZ: tattoo parlors are expression of art.
From the UK a local tattoo artist tells about his life and work.
soap opera starring the Russian opera singer continues as he maintains that his *in*famous tattoo never was a swastika. The world is in obvious need for some decent pieces of news as it seems.
More of the Olympic ink to look at.
Finally, a Polish one on whether tattoos are an act of decoration or uglification; doesn’t seem that bad to read, though.
I’m in the middle of watching “London Ink” and “LA Ink” (better later than never? kinda doubt it after having seen a few episodes of the LA Ink show ;)) but reading is always on my to-do list:
Entertainment represented by Megan Massacre.
Body art turned art from Shawn Barber’s perspective (his new art exhibition).
The Vogue magazine features a tattooed chef, Sean Brock.
Ever interested in ‘what does a body modification artist do?”
And more serious: tattoos as a roadblock for immigrants.
Stories behind piercings are shown in a German photography exhibit.
Ink Up Ltd. may be a rival of the Ed Hardy brand 😉
Safe Body Art Act AB300 in California.
I haven’t seen the season 1 yet and here there’s news about prospects for season 2 of the Ink Master show.
I liked this one about seniors getting tattooed; at least in their case the question ‘how your tattoo will look when you re 80’ is sooo off!
Speaking of bans, here’s a pretty interesting Q&A focused on tattoos.
Thanks to Bastian for an article about Thai monks and their tattoos! Always interesting to read about it.
A few nice ones for a good start into 2012:
‘New year brings new laws,’ also for tattoo industry.
A very interesting article from Australia about a Japanese tattoo master, Horihiro!
Finally, not body art but for the cows involved it must have felt like that – body painting!
Is the world coming to an end? A little bit about the Mayan allegedly soon-to-come apocalypse and some body modifications practiced by the Maya people can be read here.
Modified animals (is it right?) in this German article describing things happening in China.
Finally, a bit of 2011 summary: designer logo tattoos as a fashion mistake!
Tattooed and (pierced) celebrities of sort: Lucky Diamond Rich soon in New Zealand, Zombie Boy in German and Polish articles and a really awful commentary on Rolf – really, if you don’t have anything nice to say, why to say anything?
From Canada, ‘a day in the life of a tattoo artist;’ don’t expect too many details, though.
In the States District Columbia is going to regulate the tattoo/ body piercing industry.
‘Lips tattoos and other beauty trends’ from TX – but nothing real.
Finally, with Christmas madness fast approaching (I’ve spotted some Xmas-themed commercials on TV already and it’s still November!!!) another nice example of ‘modified charity’: ‘trading toys for body ink and piercings’ in the US.