process(ing)

native tattoos

Another story focused on Native American tattoos in Alaska (with Greenland also playing an important role). “Permanence is why tattoos carry so much weight: For Nordlum and the growing number of Alaska Native women getting traditional tattoos, it’s about showing the world a permanent, proud Native identity.” More than one may think at first.

tattoo process 1

An interesting college class focused not as much on the looks and appearance  as on the process behind the tattooing (not only thoughts, feelings, emotions involved but also logistics and things behind the stage). Again, more than it seems at first.

tattoo process 2

A photo project focused on ppl during the process of acquiring a tattoo. I’m not sure if it’s such a good idea – not everything should be at display and some of the pics put off, at least at first and not that many ppl tend to think things over, esp. when they get to see it on the Internet.

The most unusual tattoo requests in Dutch – ppl are so weird, ain’t they? 😉

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unusual and cool

Schiffmacher

What have the greatest been doing recently? Henk Schiffmacher kept himself busy with tattoo storytelling on the footballers’ bodies while Don Ed Hardy was preparing his art exhibotion in San Francisco.

Quite interesting as not often we get to hear about the Icelandic tattoo scene!

poppish and audacious ;)

audacity and tattoos

Audacity and tattoos plus a few pieces of information about tattoos in general.

GoT tattoos

Game of Thrones tattoos – let’s not forget to read the books, so we could actually know more than nothing 😉

Starbuck and their tattoos-related dress code.

hidden

Finally, 21 problems that allegedly all tattooed people have – this one’s in Dutch!

context

epa04786477 An Israeli hanging on hooks performs the Suspension (body modification)   during the annual Israel Tattoo Convention in Tel Aviv, Israel, 06 June 2015. The event took place for the third time featuring the best tattoo artists of the country.  EPA/ABIR SULTAN

epa04786477 An Israeli hanging on hooks performs the Suspension (body modification) during the annual Israel Tattoo Convention in Tel Aviv, Israel, 06 June 2015. The event took place for the third time featuring the best tattoo artists of the country. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

An interesting tattoo convention in Tel Aviv, Israel.

tattoos and blood donations

tattoos among factors blamed for a significant drop in blood donations in the UK and across the world.

young and talented

A promising local tattoo artist from the US.

love and other feelings

parents' tattoos

Tattoos as a distinct sign of something wrong with you? Hardly in this story about loving parents who decided to get red spots tattooed on them to make her daughter feel she belongs! Awesome story!

dontjudge

Don’t judge others – a ‘dirty biker’s’ response to a harsh but very superficial judgement!

Funnily enough, there is also a story about a FB page called ‘your tattoos make you a horrible mother.’

nice gif

Satirical in tone, 9 misconceptions about people with tattoos; some nice pictures included.

An interesting read – ‘black ink and the politics of tattoos, race and gender.’

cool temp tattoos

Vegetable tattoos – permament and temporary.

ear stretching

Stretched ears and the usual when and why.

stories behind … never enough

Ibrahimovic's temp tattoos

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his new tattoos make headlines on the Internet but this time it’s more than just gossip! Ibrahimovic’s temporary tattos are a statement trying to turn our attention to millions of those who suffer from hunger all over the world. In the countries where people suffer more from obesity than starvation and where food gets so often just thrown away, it’s definitely much needed!

Philly tattoo convention and its stories!

tattoos after dark

Tattoos After Dark’ show aired in Australia. Shows make rounds! 😉

An interesting article about tattoos in Fiji!

points of view

Charlie Hebdo tattoo

The tragedy in the Charlie Hebdo’s HQ has been in the centre of the news and our attention during the last few days and it moved many people. An Amsterdam-based photographer took a step farther to express his solidarity and stand on the subject of freedom of expression and saying ‘no’ to terror!

Not really good news from Turkey where a fatwa against tattoos was issued by the local religious authorities.

tattooed gloves boxing event

But tattoos can be perceived as and used to do good things, too – ‘Tattooed Gloves Boxing‘ event next week is supposed to raise money to help True South Relief Foundation, EMS tattoos show the paramedics’ devotion both to rescuing people and their own passion about their job, military tattoos are a way to cope with traumas, losses and everyday life obstacles.

Shanghai Kate

Shanghai Kate still going strong and visiting the second annual Minneapolis tattoo convention.

Texan research

Finally, research done at A&M University in TX shows that employers should become more open-minded in the future – the tattooed work force is going to be quite huge!