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!

brainy!

An interesting text about Shiite tattoos shows how tattoos help with cultural identity and fighting for it.

Samoan tattoo exhibit

Also about cultural identity, this Samoan tattoo exhibit looks damn interesting! Too bad it’s in L.A.!

Scott Campbell doesn’t have any regrets and recommeds to love without hesitation (which is quite sound a piece of advice!).

tattoos and books

Finally, an idea and example that pretty much every single library should follow – show me your tattoos and I’ll recommend a book for ya!

Tattoos are very seldom only about the skin, more often than not they are first of all about the mind!

 

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

Inkwell watch brand.png

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.