the title is a reference to a cool song by Henzel und Gretyl but tattoos operate on the same level of permanence, don’t they? Once we are dead, they are not so permanent anymore but Americansfrom OH want to change it and preserve the tattoos after the death of their owners. Was the idea develope independently (along the great-minds-do-think-alike lines) or somehow inspired by Henk Schiffmacher and his wish to preserve his and others’ tattoos for their cultural and personal value’s sake? And let’s not forget these guys!
Not judging a book by its cover is such an old adage that one may think everyone knows better by now. Sadly, that’s not the case! If even a fraction of the claims of the guy in question here is true, then it’s quite outrageous!
On the other end of the spectrum (and there’s always the opposite end of it!) we have tattoos as a means to honor, remember, cherish: inked Mommas honor and cherish memories of their lost kids, police officers and their families commemorate the fallen or traumatic events quite common in this line of job.
And there are those inked “good-for-nothing monsters” who put lots of thoughts and efforts to help their local communities like this recent example nicely shows!
How is it possible that there are people who see only unconventionally colored skin and are totally blind to the souls living inside?
So maybe a photo project focused on tattooed ppl is not as creative as it may seem at first (there are many similar projects already out there) but since every story is both similar and original at the same time, take a look anyway!
A Polish article presents the local scene and the growing interest in tattoos. Another one, focused on the South Korean tattoo scene, presents cats-themed tattoos done in South Korea despite the fact that tattoos are still a taboo there.
There was a lot of articles and images from the tattoo convention in Venezuela. Most of them were ‘awe-and-cringe’ sort, so they weren’t worth being mentioned. This one is a bit different as it not only lets you see but also makes you listen to the people from the pictures and try to udnerstand the reasoning behind their decision!
And just when you started thinking that it actually possible and doable to present body modification in a reasonable way, you come across a gem like this one; my nightmares may be haunted by ppl responsible for writing such pieces 😉
But even when it seems that the whole world is against you, there are still some rays of sunshine (even if they make your tattoos fade 😉
Chris Baker and his Ink 180 where he helps ex-gang members, ex-cons, victims of domestic violence, victims of sex trafficking and others overcome their past and traumas and start anew! Chris Baker is a good man in the first place but he also happens to be a tattoo artist.
Criminal tattoos covered professionally by the tattoo artists is a coolinitiative in Poland. The idea is not new, mind you, and similar projects have been run in the US and probably other countries, too but this Polish one is close to my Polish heart!