Tattoos still going strong in the mainstream pop culture as this pic from a Victoria’s Secret show shows (it’s from 2012, mind you but seeing how active some celebs/ models are in this department, it’s still valid).
New ink reality TV shows also profit from popularity of tattoos although they seem to be turning in the ‘think before you ink’ direction: ‘Bad Ink’ and ‘Undo Me’ (which is going to cover much more than just bad tattoos).
Eyeball tattooing in Jamaica – in this case it really is better to think before, especially if you’re going to hit the DIY way.
Memorial tattoos became very popular thanks to the Ink TV but this one is worth reading, it’s a part of a bigger work (a chapter from ‘American Afterlife. Encounters in the Customs of Mourning’).
Modblog seems to be a lil better than its usual boring post-Shannon self; an interesting post from there about an upcoming documentary about Marc a.k.a Little Swastika (the website of the makers here).
‘Tattoos try and fail to reclaim swastika symbol’ offer much food for thought. Is it really possible to change the associations we have had with this symbol ever since the Nazi times? Is it worth fighting for?
The 21st century is an amazing time to live in – ‘people may be the next step in technology’ and e-whiskers.
‘the subculture of body suspension’ from New Zealand (thanks to Bastian who’s going to the hot climates right now ;))
Some Q&A with one of my fav body modifiers, the Lizardman!
New rules in the German army were also brought to my attention by Bastian. Here also a little bit about new rules in the American army,way less draconian than in Germany.
Finally, a very harsh treatment of a tattoo artist in Iran. No radicalism is good!