making a difference!

japanese geek tattoos

An excerpt from a new book on Japanese tattoos give sus a before taste of the whole thing! My copy is on the way and I’m def. looking forward to reading and, hopefully, enjoying it!

The more we know, the better for us, the more involved in local communities we are, the better for us, the better educated we are, the better for everyone – a local tattoo artist organizing a fund raiser to support a local school in the making! Sure, the slogan “tattooed and employed” is cool but a variation “tattooed, educated, employed” is even better IMHO!😉

art, joy, risks

japanese macabre tattoos

Gakkin, a Japanese tattoo artist, is really talented and creative. His fellow countrymen seem also creative and into tattoos as this idea for temporary tattoos indicating allergic reactions.

temp tattoos

Illness doesn’t have to be about pain and sadness all the time as this guy is going to prove bringing some joy and art to the kids in a hospital in New Zealand.

tattoos and kids' joy

Finally, an American article about tattoos and risks related to them.

some history and more

1976

A real gem showing the history of tattooing: an article about the world’s first tattoo convention in 1976 linking to an article written 40 years ago about the said convention! Kind of priceless and amazing to look back and wonder how much things changed during these 40 years!

And it’s awesome to see how modern tattoo artists get involved and focus on helping the community – here’s a tattoo shop in Alaska and their involvment with Relay for Life!

Vegan tattoos and what’s in tattoo inks nowadays – interesting to read!

Thai tattoos

Finally, Thai tattoos and how ppl experience them!

merry …

Xmas act of kindness

it’s always good to do something good and the modified ppl know it well – another charity drive focused on toys for tatts happened!

russ foxx

This event was also focused on helping out (the homeless) but it’s apparent weirdness overshadowed the good cause, either on purpose or not. You can do good in many ways and you can hurt yourself or others in many ways as well, so why to hate the idea and those involved? It was the second attemot at the world record on Russ Foxx and Mathew Mentzyk’s part and the previous one you can see below:

As you can see, it’s not easy and it recquires a sane mind, tough endurance and lots of precautions!

marine corps tattoo policy

Marine Corps and their tattoo policy – a complex issue!

Geek tattoos – for all of us who love the other world and our own, too.

the driving force

We all should have sth that trully matters to us, sth that makes us better ppl and lets us express ourselves. When you modify your body, you know that you can modify (or change) other things as well and then you really can become a change you want to see in the world (even if Ghandi didn’t really mean it this way😉

human rights

The Human Rights Tattoo Project reminds us of sth that should be a given and which is not even in the Western world. Ppl in other parts of the world still fight for their own rights and very often a right to decide what to do with your own body is just a beginning!

tattoo stories

without my tattoos I wouldn’t be myself” – radical? maybe but we all have our own feelings, perspectives and a right to have them!

Tattoos express who we are and how we feel about ourselves, the world around, ppl and ideas. This article tries to show us that tattoos also reflect changes in times and perspectives and maybe it’s not as far fetched as it might seem to be at first.

‘be a change you want to see …? again? Hell yes and these ordinary tattooed ppl from WI prove it with their charity drive – small steps, good deeds and the color of your skin may not matter one day!

calendar

And a Polish one – why it must be always the semi-naked women on the calendar pages? Let the men show what they have, too😉

eveything-related

coolest science tattoos‘ show how beautiful the universe is and how human skin can at least reflect this beauty.

The tattoo-related lists can be annoying at times but this one about hidden tattoos is actually interesting.

lyle-tuttle

Lyle Tuttle suggests not to get any tattoos to stay unique (or at least so it sounds as the words can always be taken out of bigger context ;))

charity drive

Finally, tattooed angels and their efforts to make the world a better place – charity drive to give back to a community.

memorial tattoos and more

An interesting photo project/exhibit focused on memorial tattoos is going to make rounds in Canada.

Equally interesting is the project called Love Letter to the World!

Charleston tattoo scene

Tattoo scene in Charleston, SC – interesting to read how it’s been faring so far.

Gospozha

A German alternative model here.

act of kindness

Finally, a heart-warming story of a tattoo artist eager to help a kid suffering from a rare disease.

 

miscellaneous

Certainly interesting is this article about an ink with an unusual ingredient, i.e. human hair. We’ve already seen ppl using their dear deceased’s ashes but hair, from a living person too, is sth new.

reconstructive surgery

If you decide stretched ears are not your thing anymore, ear reconstruction might be a good option. It’s been performed not only by plastic surgeons but also by skilled body mod practitoners.

Memento remake

The movie “Memento” about to be be remade.

tattoo charity event

A great thing to do – charity event at a local tattoo shop!

angles

There’s always a great mix of topics on the Net and I actually enjoy switching form one subject to another. You can approach body modification from many angles, too!

MS ribbon tattoo
An important, food-for-thought angle: MS and medical tattoos.

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.

A gender/ entertainment angle: an interview with a tattoo model and septum piercing and celebrities.

A satirical angle: unbelieveable body modifications (let’s have some laugh at these ppl’s expense, shall we?).

A ‘that’s so cool, man’ angle: 26 amazing body art pictures (not all of them are that amazing, tho).