The Pope wrote a foreword to a book on christian tattoos on prisoners and added a few interetsing remarks which all Christians should keep in mind. Interesting news for sure!
A very important issue and – sadly – still not resolved! The Guardian has an interesting idea and hopefully they’ll get not only quite a few responses from the readers but also will be able to bring it back into the spotlight to discuss it. Sure, there are more important issues in the world but discriminatiing others on basis of their personal aesthetic choices is not right at all and why not to try to change the world one step at a time?
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!
An interesting story about a serious disease, a loss, an unexpected gain and a fight to live with we have!
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.
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 great story I stumbled accidentally upon – a story about overcoming obstacles, passions, life and – unfortunately – illness. Tattoos are like life and life is like tattoos – colorful, unpredictable, both beautiful and ugly, something one must experience to trully appreciate!
It’s Halloween and let’s enjoy it!
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!
Finally, an interesting subject regarding both body modification and body issues – plus size women and their tattoos. Big is beautiful after all!
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.
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.“
Finally, something light and in Spanish as I’ve begun to be serious about this language. Cat lovers and their tattoos!
A hub for learning about the history of tattooing
skin, ink and words combined
skin, ink and words combined