Mathematician and engineer Mneneon recently traced the edges of the birthmarks on his hand and arm with a fine-tipped pen. The result kinda resembles a hand-drawn map of a fictitious world, with huge land masses and vast oceans separating them. In any case, he recalled that ‘the first fictional maps I remember comparing my birthmark to were of Middle Earth’.
Tanya Phillips celebrated her 40th birthday by getting her legs tattooed with large red splotches. The mother of four from the UK has an 18-month-old daughter named Honey-Rae who has birthmarks stretching from her toes to her lower back.
For eleven-year-old Kai Anderson from Ontario, he’ll always having a permanent fan of his drawings. That’s because his dad Keith Anderson has been getting them tattooed on him and it probably can’t get more permanent than that. Keith has been selecting one drawing of Kai’s for the past seven years for this unusual purpose and […]
Basma Hameed is one helluva girl who not only overcame adversity in her life but also helps many others with her own experience to battle theirs. As a child, Hameed suffered severe burns on her face. She learnt paramedical tattooing to camouflage her own scars and is now helping burned victims to cover up their scars with skin-colored micro pigment tattoos.
As tattoos become more popular and mainstream, the onus is on tattoo artists to introduce new and exciting styles for them and their customers to stand out, far from the madding crowd. Our friends at Bored Panda have curated some tattoos that give an extra edge of optical illusion, so realistic they are that you […]
Most tattoo artists accept money in return for turning a person’s body into a canvas. Ukrainian artist Stanislava Pinchuk, better known as Miso, accepts books, lessons, food, and even whiskey instead.
This is how science removes that tattoo you regrettably got while being drunk. In the video below, Destin of YouTube channel ‘Smarter Every Day’ shows us the science behind tattoo removal. Here’s how it works: When you get a tattoo, your white blood cells try to remove the ink particles injected into your skin as part of your immune response.
Take a stroll through the Human Gallery and you’ll realize this is no ordinary museum. As part of The International London Tattoo Convention, this gallery in London showcases human exhibits in shadow boxes, behind golden frames.
Diamonds may be forever but in the case of some till-death-do-us-part couples, tattoos that come in matching sets will do just fine. Possibly one of the best bonding experience a couple can ever have is to go get tattoos together. If the pain doesn’t kill them, it makes their love stronger.
Whether you’ve got a sleeve of tattoos or you couldn’t imagine getting one, you have to admit that a tattoo artist is incredibly skilled. And if you’ve ever had the pleasure/discomfort of getting a tattoo, you’ll no doubt have felt a thousand little needles entering that skin. But did you see just how incredible each puncture was as it broke the skin and entered ink into the flesh?
This is customer loyalty at its finest. Stian Ytterdahl from Lorenskog, Norway, will never ever forget what he had for lunch at McDonald’s last Monday, because he had the receipt details tattooed on his right arm. Asked by his friends to choose between sticking a Barbie up his ass and getting inked, he chose the latter (as I would probably too). The dare was supposedly a punishment for being too smitten with the ladies (kids these days).
Jason Sturgill perfectly encapsulates what is RIGHT about the Portland art scene right now: excessively accessible, exclusively inclusive. Sturgill has a background in advertising, design and various curatorial practices. He is the type of person that makes shit happen. His project Art Is Forever is something that should exist in every art museum in the […]
Copenhagen-based Meatshop Tattoo is a quirky group of incredibly talented artists. This two-year-old shop creates custom-designed ink in a wide range of styles. If you’re looking to be inked with some unique art, Meatshop Tattoo always delivers a high-quality masterpiece.
Three years ago, travel blogger Bill Passman was sitting in a bar in Utila, Honduras, when he ran into an acquaintance and noticed her tattoo of a world map. When she said she planned to put a red dot on all the places she had visited, an inspired Passman decided to also tattoo the world map on his back — right down to the specific countries so he can update it with each country he’s been to by colouring it in. [Read an interview with Bill Passman]