New Zealand

tattoos and dress code in NZ

One could think that in a country so blessed with such a strong background of traditional tattoos, tattoos wouldn’t be so looked down upon. People are people, tho, so it’s not the case. As everywhere else, ppl’s perspectives on the subject vary and some are for, some against and some don’t really care. However, it’s still interesting to read how tattooed New Zealanders live and work, so here you have an article about the NZ workplace and tattoos.

Maori tattoos

Concidentally, German websites also ran some articles focused on NZ and tattoos, so take a look at this (some info on native New Zealanders between the lines) and also at a meagre few lines about Maori tattoos.

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complex stories behind tattoos

refugees' tattoos

For or against refugees? Above all, we should see people like us in them, so I think it’s a really good idea to show some of the refugees’ tattoos and tell, very briefly, about stories behind these tattoos. Suddenly, refugees aren’t just nameless intruders but people with stories, background, families, past and present traumas, overall worth to be welcomed and helped. A bit in the same vein are these traditional tattoos on Kurdish women.

Tattoo art hitting the auction block‘ shows the work so good that it’s considered Art!

Ausdruck der Personlichkeit

Jochen Auer, the founder of the Wildstyle and Tattoo Messe – an interesting interview.

Finally, for all of us who kind of think that looks really matter – how to dress to complement our tattoos. Not surprisingly, black is always a good color! 😉

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.

times and tastes

cindy-ray

Cindy Ray was one of the first heavily tattooed women and may still be considered quite inspirational!

tess holliday

Tess Holliday is inspirational as well – maybe inked women don’t raise too many eyebrows these days but bigger sizes do!

Hopefully all over the world and not only in the US – ink on the increase.

innerohr-tattoos

Humorous and exaggerated: a ‘shocking’ trend of ear tattoos.

not just skin deep …

beauty is ...

it’s a common phrase used to describe tattoos – beauty is more than skin deep … true and trivial as it is, all of us may prove this statement true. A new photography project, by Niall Patterson, shows people who not only look beautiful but are also able to articulate their thoughts pretty well! Funny that a big cosmetic company goes for a similar thing in their new campaign “I’m beautiful because …

jestem piekna bo ...

The History of Tattooed Women” lectured in NYC!

Finally, an interesting article from SA about tattoos on dark-skinned Africans!

different views

tattoos are a bad idea - that's the point

Since I lived in this city years ago, news from South Bend, IN always catch my attention. This time it’s also tattoos-related and not in a good way. As it could be expected, there were some reactions to it on the web. I really like the one adivsing to lighten up about tattoos and recommending just being a kind, decent human being – we won’t change people’s fears and perception by sulking and being aggressive but we can win them with our kindness … or sth 😉

More and more older people opt for a tattoo – that’s both good and interesting, even if not very new.

Blindspot - Season Pilot

A “Blindspot” TV series focuses on tattoos, crimes and riddles.

iTattoo? not really!

Who could suspect that the new Apple Watch wouldn’t be tattoos-compatible? And yet, such reports are circulating on the web now!

A great initiative to save a tattooed soldier’s career! Tattoos don’t make us inferior; if anything, they make us stronger, better, more unique!

30 seconds to Mars

An interesting article in Polish about the 30 Seconds to Mars band and their Polish fans, tattoos included!

mix and match!

A few different topics, several different languages and yet it’s all about tattoos! 😉

dress code issue

A Polish article about students, their tattoo choices and how these tattoos affect their job search and the way they are perceived as employees.

warum Tattoos super sind

Why tattoos are super – a German article with not enough depth but not everyone is profound, right?

Tattoos mean not only rock’n’roll but also hard work, daily practice and your customer’s trust!

Japanese tattoo art

Finally, an interesting article, especially for those who live in Virginia as they will have a good opportunity to learn more about Japanese tattoo art!