times and perspectives

evolution of tattoos

Loose observations on tattoos over time make you think how they were and are perceived and what they mean(t).

These days it’s way more about personal meaning(s) and perspectives, so no wonder ppl perceive tattoos in different ways, those shallow and even insulting ones: “things you get asked if you are tattooed” and “rude cashier.”

my tattoos, my stories

But we still attach meanings, memories and power to our tattoos – we are our tattoos, our tattoos are us.

Zombie Boy

Finally, a few days after the gig in question but it’s still good that Zombie Boy is still alive and kicking!

beautiful works, ugly rumors

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A new watch brand is going to fight for consumers and the profits – their works look tasty, stylish and overall beautiful plus they have a cool legend to back up their plans.

steampunk-ish

This prosthetic arm on a tattoo artist from France became a sensation pretty mch overnight. It’s hard to tell how true and functional it is as of yet but the whole idea is nicely steampunk-ish!

What’s behind visible tattoos on the gang-members? Very interesting.

tattooed psychos

A German accent and annoying conclusions – it’s up to us to change such social perceptions!

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.

timeless

The recent discovery of an over 3-thousand-year old mummy with tattoos in Egypt shows how old tattoos actually are and how important they are for various cultures around the world.

horinao japanese tattoo artists

Japanese artists visiting Canada amaze ppl with their skills and beuty of their tattoos. Another Japanese tattoo artist is fighting for his art in his native country!

Jobs tattoos

He’s still alive in memory and on skin – Steve Jobs and tattoos devoted to him.

Facial ink – mainly on the ppl from the industry, tho!

un/ doing

Jonathan Shaw

Another teaser/ interview with a guy behind the book Vintage Tattoo Flash – I love the pictures of the past and reminiscing on how things changed and yet the assion and fire are still the same!

undrawing my tattoos

Undrawing my tattoos” is a moving account of the stories behind one girl’s tattoos and a painful and quite scary process of removing them.

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Tattoos for a good cause are always great – here raising money to combat lung cancer.

female ink power

ROM Kalinga

Another article about the tattoo exhibit at ROM in Toronto, Canada. This time it’s focuses on the last Kalinga tattoo artist.

tattooist

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!

med

nurses' tattoos

After the recent case of a patient traumatised by a nurse’s tattoo, here a different perspective on tattoos on health care workers.

skin cancer detection

A cool idea inspired by Brazilians – tattoo artists and skin cancer detection.

Tattoo traditions in India!

brett rogers

And another TV show focused on tattoos but the cool thing about is what the host of the show has to say: “Tattooed people across the world are generally extremely nice. Through the show, I want to show the kindness and sensitivity of tattooed people of South Africa .”

symbiosis

it’s never only about one part of any equation! There are no tattooists without tattooee’s, just like there are no tattooee’s without tattooists.

SLAWEK_L

Yet another one about Slawek; I think it’s the last one – I’m not gonna deify the guy😉

lenny birk

From a different part of the world someone who’s been 20 years in the industry. Sure he saw a lot!

tattoo enthusiast

Finally, a nice piece by someone who describes herself as a tattoo enthusiast – fair enough and quite enthusiastic at that.