As time goes by, the meanings behind tattoos and their purposes change!
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.
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.
A German accent and annoying conclusions – it’s up to us to change such social perceptions!
This one is also along Shannon’s tastes – motivational tattoos. His ‘calm down’ tattoo was neat and his own but how many of us could sympathize with the statement?
it’s always good to do something good and the modified ppl know it well – another charity drive focused on toys for tatts happened!
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 and their tattoo policy – a complex issue!
Geek tattoos – for all of us who love the other world and our own, too.
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.
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.
A great thing to do – charity event at a local tattoo shop!
Of course it”s not the proper name for the activity you see in the pics in this post but I like playing with words. This summer I got to hear a lot about it and YES, I’d love to try it myself one day. Wyrd geht stets seinen Lauf, so who knows? For now, let’s admire those who have enough courage, skills and a sense of fun to try it!
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!
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 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).
Bits and pieces today but they are all still interesting!
First of all, a nice array of brave people who decided to change their outward appearance to reflect their inward feelings. The Lizardman included!
Tattoos presented as personal preference and professional persecution (big words!) and a German one presenting tattooing as a profession.
Travelling passion reflected on skin in an article about a girl collecting her tattoos in the places she visits. A little related: tattoos in modern China.
Battery tattoos soon may be yet another example of e-tattoos used in many different fields. This one I would love to use myself and for my mp3players (esp. the one I use for my runs).
WWF Russia and their campaign to raise awareness of endangered species with a little help from tattoo artists. Also related to tattoos and animals, a short text and a video about a certain horse and a tattoo that’s supposed to save the horse’s eye.
An article about growing popularity of tattoos among seniors for dessert. More tattooed people – less prejudices?
Interesting as it seems, it’s more of gossip/ sensation for me, so here you have an interview with Rolf where he talks about some of his modifications instead.
Since I just treated myself with a copy of ‘Bled for Boston’ book (hopefully soon in my mailbox!), let’s start with books: another article, this time in Dutch, about a book ‘Why I love Tattoos’ and a piece of news concerning a new book by Lal Hardy.
For book lovers who are not that commited to tattoos: temporary book tattoos.
Body modifications at work again thanks to a young woman from Canada who decided to fight against the stereotypes. Editorials written in response to her actions don’t let us cherish any illusion about her possible victory. Interestingly enough, enough the famous dr. Mark Benecke seems not to be immune to prejudice although this Bild article sounds very strange.
But there are fascinating stories behind people’s tattoos and we shouldn’t forget about it. A Polish article focuses on just that but a story from the Washington Post about Ian Desmond and his fight against NF is way more interesting.
‘10 things you might not know about tattoos’ – give it a read.
In Birma there’s a thing #11 you didn’t know about tattoos – with a video and in German.
‘Modified charity’ from Philippines where tattoo artists supported kids in need and also tried to show their sensitive side.
In Scotland ‘Yes’ tattoos even though there’s still some time to the local Scottish independence referendum.
A hub for learning about tattoo history
skin, ink and words combined
skin, ink and words combined