Between the Lines
: tracing the controversial history and recent revival of Inuit facial tattoos.
The Pulp Zine explains how to do a stick and poke tattoo.
does stick and poke tattoos of whimsical subjects such as pretzels
, ghosts and treasure maps
, and kitties
of the band Screaming Females
talks about drunkenly giving DIY tattoos in comic form
Bristol Tattoo Club & the Skuse Family
- Awesome vintage photos from the studio of legendary Champion Tattoo Artist of all England, Les Skuse, who opened shop in 1928 and founded the Bristol Tattoo Club
. After his death in 1973, son Danny ran the business and son Bill had his own shop. See Bill and his celebrated wife Rusty in Famous Couples in Tattoo History
. Grandson Jimmie Skuse runs the Les Skuse Tattoo Studio
Princesses Gone Wild
is a tumblr blog of Disney princesses re-imagined with tattoos, piercings, dyed hair and band t-shirts. [more inside]
Science, Skin & Ink
A slideshow of science tattoos from Carl Zimmer's new book Science Ink
at the New York Times. See more at Zimmer's tattoo emporium
. Carl Zimmer’s tattoo emporium previously
Can you copyright a tattoo?
Yes, you can. But there's more to it. The idea raises a lot of questions and concerns—for the artists, the inked-skin owners, and certain parties seeking to represent or showcase the work. Shortly after Marisa Kakoulas wrote The Tattoo Copyright Controversy
guest article, featured at BMEZINE.com, she encountered a small legal battle of her own. [more inside]
Any idiot can tattoo a busty woman on his flesh.
It takes committment to give your tattoo silicon implants.
More bad tattoos
. Bad tattoos - don't let this
happen to you! And, uh, this
. And previously
: Hanzi Smatter
. Some pics, though no direct links, are NSFW.
When pigs fly
- This journal by the artist Andy Feehan details his work with tattooed hairless animals. Regardless of your immediate reaction to the art, Feehan's compassion and love for the animals is sure to win you over. Normally, I disprove of weblog cross-posts, but I couldn't resist sharing after finding this via memepool