old and new school ;)

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Traditional Polynesian tattoos appear in the new film by Disney and – apparently – the company tried hard to make it right. Hopefully it’ll make at least a few ppl to see how varied, old, and rich in meanings tattoos are.

From Korea tattoos by Zihee – small, subtle, beautiful!

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be different or not! doesn’t matter!

One of my fav BME t-shirts (and i still have an impressive collection of these!) says “I’ve never wanted to be different. I’ve just wanted to be myself” and it describes my eccentric by Ntature self quite well. Among the stories from a tattoo convention in Canada you’ll find quite different a statement but the cool thing about being modified and open-minded – you just acknowledge and respect other ppl’s points of views and opinions!

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An interesting story about a serious disease, a loss, an unexpected gain and a fight to live with we have!

always more than skin!

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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.

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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!

a lil update!

It’s Halloween and let’s enjoy it!

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The first piece of news is a lil creepy indeed – the *in*famous and amazingly creative and talented Paul Booth is launching a jewelry line with some of his best pieces on the front line! Booth certainly has a dark army of followers!

Dress code again – as it seems, English/ British police officers are quite tattooed under the covers and maybe there’s a time to rethink the dress code policy. Nicely put, too: ‘Having a design inked on your body, even if it is clearly visible, has no bearing on someone’s ability to carry out their duty to serve the public and as our survey found in some cases it can act as a great icebreaker and a way of breaking down barriers, particularly with young people.

On a side note, I actually got hired despite my ear adornments and – as it seems – many employees at this particular establishment don’t follow the dress code and the employer is pretty lenient in this regard, too. At least a few female co-workrs have small ear projects with multiple ear piericngs and one guy sports a stretched lobe. We’ll see how it goes but one thing is sure – NO ONE should make us feel bad about our own choices and tastes!

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Finally, an interesting subject regarding both body modification and body issues – plus size women and their tattoos. Big is beautiful after all!

small tattoos make a difference!

Semicolon tattoos in Christchurch, New Zealand – small and cheap but they mean a lot to all ppl who either battle the suicidal thoughts or want to to support their family members or friends.

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Artists 4 Israel and their wonderful initiative for soldiers and terrorism victims. It’s so true that “You can even produce beauty and freedom out of loneliness and suffering.

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Finally, something light and in Spanish as I’ve begun to be serious about this language. Cat lovers and their tattoos!

all the stories behind …

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“Daily Mail” about an interesting photography project involving gang members, tattoos and their hope and fight to begin a new life! The book will sure be a fascinating overview of these ppl’s lives.

Chefs and their own stories behind their tattoos – as Anthony Bourdain showed in his “Kitchen Confidential,” it’s quite hard to be firsta  cook and then a chef, so there are lots of emotions put in such tattoos.

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Purely biological on the onconscious level? How we perceive ppl’s bodies, tattoos included.

A new exhibit in Chicago and an opportunity to get tattooed – 2 in 1, a good idea!

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Finally sth in Polish – a change of rules in favor of the tattooed in the Polish Army?

how it reflects my life … sometimes

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A German article discussing the so-called professional appearance and tattoos at work suddenly became more relevant as maybe I’m about to lose a very interesting job opportunity due to my aesthetic choices (“one piercing per ear” for female employees vs. my two stretched piercings per ear). Painful? Sure enough! Better to say now that later? Definitely as I remain an honest and professional potential employee regardless of my looks and choices!

On the side note, do tattoos influence how we think? No! Do our mods make us less intelligent? No! Does the number and size of our piercings make us less honest, reliable and professional? Definitely no!

Personally I love the way my ears look, especially when I’m wearing clear eyelets and my ears look clean and natural! I love the combo of tattoo sleeves, white shirts and ties! I love being surprised by ppl of various age, background and looks proving that intelligence and goodness know no boundaries!