(not only) Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

Obviously a big deal as with all other Friday the 13th’s, so there’s no wonder that so many tattoo shops decided to use this opportunity to play with it. It’s quite cool that some Polish shop(s) did it, too, and with a good cause in mind at that!

More about Scott Campbell’s tattoo performance!

literary tattoos

Literary tattoos are always a good choice IMHO, so take a look at these suggestions (altho I’d never use any of it – I have my own favs).

Berber women's tattoos

Finally, a wonderful idea and lots of hard work put in this tattoo book!

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more and more tattoo contexts

artists with Down Syndrome and tattoos

An interesting article on the Huff site about an episode of the reality ink TV featuring tattoos designed by people/ artists with Down Syndrome.

the world atlas of tattoos

More about the book “The World Atlas of Tattoos.

Traditonal tattoos in Alaska – more about it.

Be a tattooed and good wo/man – ‘get a tattoo, help a baby.’

dress code and tattoos in Polish

A bunch of Polish ones: a modified look and job search, a calendar project focused on tattooed profesionals plus two interesting ones from a pretty unexpected source (thank you sent your way! 😉 ): tattoo regrets *not* and interesting tattoo projects based on individual anatomy.

behind the tattoos

I enjoy stuff that makes me think, question, ponder. And here we have a few things along these lines:

pastor and tattoos

Should your pastor have tattoos?‘ is not as pointless a question as one may think. It’s about being an individual despite being a leader of a flock, it’s also about taking fragments of the Bible totally out of context and using them as we please. Should a priest have tattoos, too? A very interesting, open-minded and inspiring pastrix is heavily tattooed and yet she worships God as best as she can, so why not?

women and their tattoos

The reasons women get tattooed – again, worth reading as it may make us think on our own reasons and how we fit bigger patterns.

tattoo life book project

Finally, an ordinary guy trying to create something extraordinary – ‘Tattoo Life’ book project!

the power of tradition

traditional tattoos

A very interesting initiative in Anchorage, AK, where a local museum organised workshops focused on traditional tattooing. Ignorance leads to prejudice and not knowing your own cultural background makes you feel inferior and out of place. As always, knowledge is power (and fun!).

books-related tattoos

Words have power, too, as these tattoos focused on lyrics and literary characters show!

perspectives

perspectives

It’s not a secret that my approach to tattoos is not about ‘hey, nice ink, dude!) but rather ‘it’s totally interesting; let’s learn some more and look into it,’ so I’m all about reading and thinking about tattoos on many levels. Those who think about tattoos in one way only are totally mistaken IMHO and I love proving it over and over gain.

so… without further ado …

Swimming, like many other sports, focus on body and mind but it’s also a bit different as it exposes its practitioners in more than one regard. Tattoos in swimming may be something special.

A Polish one about tattoos and job market. Much has been said about this question already and even much more will be said in the future. Always interesting even if a bit pointless.

Medical alert tattoos – they save lives with some body mutilation thrown in for good measure! 😛

A new book on tattoos!

Vitiligo sounds deliciously Latin but it’s WAY more than that!

Tattoos in Hong Kong.

Varied and interesting enough? 😉

variety is good!

busy but still reading!

One of the “GoT” tattoos sums is up best: ‘A mind needs books like a stone needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.’

100 years of tattoos

more about ‘100 Years of Tattoos’ book.

body suspension

Base suspension here.

It’s never too late – we already know it but it always fun to read about it and know other great minds think the same! 😉

in Polish

Finally, a Polish text about tattoos and their current alleged normalcy – way too simplified but worth some thinking.

tattoo-ism

tattoo-ism

I’m actually fascinated by the concept of tattoo-ism on two levels, both as a modified person and self-proclaimed language fanatic! I love seeing the new words popping out pretty much everywhere and ‘tattoo-ism’ is one of those for sure! But it can’t be denied that despite the growing popularity of tattoos, there are still many prejudices against tattooed people and I think that the word and the concept itself should be wider known – it makes one think not only on a general level but it also forces you (or at least those of us smart enough to be able to reflect on our own feelings and ways of perceiving the world and others) to think on how you look at tattooed people or others that differ from you on any level.

tattoo designs

An interesting book on tattoos soon available – looks quite promising!

Friday the 13th – totally atypical

A great action on tattoo artists’ part in the UK – all the proceedings from Friday the 13th tattoos go to the local hospice!

A good initiative also in Poland where the local artists join the Mam Marzenie (I Have a Dream) foundation to make kids happy.

gold fakir

chest pains - Fakir Musafar

Fakir Musafar has been around for decades and the body modification subculture wouldn’t have been the same without him. Here’s an article about Fakir now!

beneath the ink

Tattoos and freedom of expression in books by Meghan March. I fed my kindle with samples of her books, so I’ll see what it’s like.

fixing tattoos

After the TV Ink reality shows, Bodyshockers and some other goodies, the tattoo stuff is still popular and a new show focused on fixing the tattoos is going to be made soon.

Illegal tattoo artists in New Mexico!

Some tattoo advice here and the crazy “beauty” of tattoo question list here.