interesting!

interface tattoos

A recent invention combines temporary tattos and the digital age! What the future holds in store for us? It’s quite exciting to watch how fast and dynamic the world changes around us!

Old-school music passion and love for a particular band – U2 and U2-related tattoos!

Good news from Germany – tattoos are not so much frowed upon in the work environment. I cana ctually confirm it from my own experience!

Finally, a pretty cool vidoe showing “antics” of a suspension group from NY!

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some history and more

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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!

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Slawek Fraczek

This weekend there’s a tattoo convention in Poznan, Poland. During the event one of the best Polish tattoo artists, Slawek Fraczek, will be celebrating his 25 years in the industry.

Slawek is quite special to me as he created most of my tattoos and showed and taught me a lot about tattoos. He may be one of the pioneers of the Polish scene but to me he’s just a humble, very open-minded guy always on the lookout for new things to spot and master. He may be perceived as the “king” but I’m sure he scoffed at the very idea and the title of this article. And he’s really good at cooking 😉

 

first and last (and always ;)

passed away

As the year nears to its end, we all come to think of things we did and what we hope to do next year; new year, an end and a new beginning … symbolism perfect for a tattoo 😉 For some of us it’s the end – the most tattooed French woman passed away a few days ago (ridiculous as it is to describe ppl as the most tattooed in their countries, think about her life stroy, all the stories behind her tattoos and the courage to live and look the way you want which isn’t that easy even now!).

kein launiger Trend

2015 was supposedly very much about hatred and this article is set to prove it; true or not, it’s a fact that tattoos are still considered ugly and a sign for one’s moral corruption, so let’s be more open-minded in 2016! and let’s not forget that body modification is here to stay, also because it lets us celebrate our life.

Arab ink Project (2)

The same goes for Islam and the great culture and history behind. Arab Ink project again as it’s never enough to remind ourselves that a bunch of fanatics shouldn’t make us think the way they do!

Dublin tattoo convention

It’s the ppl and their stories that are always the most fascinating, so take a look at these cool portraits from this year’s Dublin Tattoo Convention. I chose this dude for “my” poster guy not because of him flipping a bird but rather because he seems to be positive and full of life!

As one of my own tattoos says, ‘everything begins/ everything ends’ and that’s the coolest thing, huh? 😉 let’s wait and see what’s the new year will bring!

 

be a change you want to make!

tattoo protest

Climate talks in Paris are important but it’s more important to not only talk but also really care – this tattoo protest focused on the climate changes is def. interesting!

Miss Ink Australia

Miss Ink Australia – some background. an interesting story and a pretty girl; too bad the only pics they decided to use are those in swimwear (why not daily wear or sth showing her talents?).

still in Deutschland!

Rolf in Berlin

A familiar face looking at us from the pics attached to an article about a tattoo convention in Berlin.

Also from Germany articles on tattoos in Bundeswehra/ German army where soldiers are obligated to cover their tattoos now.

Sunday is a God’s day, so an article about a Church where tattoos are not looked down.

A handful of spirituality courtesy of Bastian who sent me a link to this text on body suspension.

Tattoo Art Service globally.

Finally, something in Dutch – a Swedish artist Niki Norberg is quite talented (to put it mildly) and quite recognized and respected by now.

on a sidenote, I lost a Wi-Fi access, so I bet there are many other interesting articles out there that I didn’t come across. Here’s to hope that soon I’ll have the Wi-Fi access again – these days no phone/ net is equal to the lack of a hand or sth! 😉

science, charity and good bodies

Polish headlines

Polish headlines focused on tattoos thanks to the Cropp Tattoo Konwent taking place this weekend in Gdansk. Also in Polish is an article about medical tattoos.

Medicine-related is also this one about electronic tattoos.

While the tattoo artists and visitors are proudly showing their ink off in Poland, other people are not so lucky – in Chandler, AZ local police officers should cover their tattoos at work. Visible tattoos allegedly equal to an unprofessional image; nothing new!

dress code in AZ

 

Another dress code issue in the UK. Gems!

In Myanmar one can’t get a tattoo of the map of this country below the waist. A very interesting restriction!

An article about male genital piercings definitely focuses on the below waist region of the human body. It’s worth some attention thanks to Elayne Angel being quoted here.

Corset piercing  – quite rare a form of body piercing.

Science tattoos show that tattoos are not a domain of criminals. Another one about fighting the stereotypes is this one about the Modified Dolls!

C.K. tattoo

A good body and not bad a tattoo – Colin Kaepernick’s new tattoo reminds us that money is not that important!

two men, two stories

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If you’re into body modification, you know who Fakir Musafar is! You should know his early experiments with corsetry, his modern primitive  incarnation, his involvement into the modern body modification scene. It’s always interesting to see him featured in the news, so I loved reading this article on a Suscon that just took place in Dallas and what Musafar had to tell participants about body suspension:

“I want the kids at Suscon to really understand what they’re doing. This is not part of scientific culture. It came from somewhere, you’ve borrowed it, you’ve acclimated it, you’ve adapted it, without understanding where it came from, you miss out on parts of the experience,” Musafar says. “It’s an old and honorable tradition and this is what they did and why they did it. And now here’s what we’re doing today.”

here’s a video of Musafar and Jim Ward doing their (own version of ) Sundance. It’s very interesting to watch, especially if you are coming from the modern way of looking at body suspension. Reading the comments is also interesting as it shows from how many POV it can be perceived.

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I’ve never heard about James Hall a.k.a. Blue Man and stumbled upon this tidbit of info only thans to an article about a tattoo convention in Baltimore. Another article is quite old (2009) but the link still works, so enjoy reading it and meeting Mr. Hall! He seems a very fascinating person. Not only he went for a total body suit but also is an Ivy League graduate, a retired city planner and sems a  nice man! He’s one of these people who show you, no matter how critical towards body modification you may be, that being modified (and really heavily at that) doesn’t mean you are an idiot and that you never know how modified may be all these people you come across in your life! Life is full of surprises and that’s the best about it! 🙂

here’s a video about Blue Man!

tattoos: making a difference!

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I just love coming across articles showing how tattoos and people in the industry can change the negative image attached to them and how tattooed people change things for better. Here ‘Break the Silence’ campaign against domestic abuse and ‘Semicolon Tattoo Project’ focused on preventing depression and suicide!

More about ‘Perseverance: an evolution of Japanese tattoos’ exhibition!

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Not a very nice topic but it’s history and exactly the events that should not be forgotten: metal stamps used for tattooing prisoners in Auschwitz (a big German concentration camp in occupied Poland during WWII) are going to be shown in a new museum exhibition.

Since it’s going to get warmer quite soon, I start feeling for these guys: dress code for Honolulu police force and firefighters in Florida!

People: Norm Will Rise (an expert on writing graffiti and lettering tattoos) and a video from a tattoo convention in Australia with Luna Cobra heavily featured in. Also, a slide show from NYC tattoo convention focused on reasons behind facial tattoos.