Custom tattoos are so passé: get a custom t-shirt instead at Melbourne’s Das T-Shirt Automat

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By Play Melbourne in New Fashion on Friday 12 June 2015

You want to personalise your style but going with a tattoo is just a little bit too permanent. There’s a solution: Melbourne’s Das T-Shirt Automat. This is where you come when you want to be unique. When you want fashion that’s not in the stores. You see, Das T-Shirt Automat prints t-shirts from your drawings or digital files.

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Now tattoo artists can practice their skills on synthetic skin with The SkinBook

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By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 29 May 2015

Tattoo Art Magazine has recently come up with a book that’ll save us all a lot of heartache – The SkinBook. It’s a small notebook filled with synthetic skin that tattoo artists can practice their skills on.

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Check out this incredible 3D sleeve tattoo by Tony Booth

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By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Thursday 16 April 2015

There are sleeve tattoos and then there are sleeve tattoos. Completed by tattoo artist Tony Booth, this 3D tattoo looks like it belongs to a cyborg from the future with its intense – and realistic – tile work.

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This man inked his birthmark patches into a fictitious world map and it looks kinda cool

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 9 April 2015

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’.

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Parents get tattoos of their daughter’s birthmarks to make her feel even more special

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By Kenny Ong in News on Wednesday 4 March 2015

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.

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This dad turned his child’s drawings over seven years into one-of-a-kind tattoos on his arms

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Wednesday 4 February 2015

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 […]

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This tattoo artist uses her skill to hide the burns of victims as her ink-worthy cause

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By Kenny Ong in News on Thursday 22 January 2015

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.

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Amazing 3D tattoos so realistic they’ll creep you out!

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 26 November 2014

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 […]

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Artist gives her friends minimalist tattoos in exchange for books, whiskey, or life lessons

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Thursday 6 November 2014

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.

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This is how science removes a tattoo with a laser

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Tuesday 4 November 2014

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.

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The London tattoo museum with a difference: real life models!

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Saturday 18 October 2014

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.

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These matching tattoo designs are utterly cool and romantic

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By Kenny Ong in New Design on Thursday 2 October 2014

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.

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Watch a tattoo created in incredible slow motion

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By A Place To Bury Strangers in New Art on Wednesday 7 May 2014

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?

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Norwegian boy gets a McDonald’s receipt as a tattoo

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Art on Saturday 29 March 2014

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).

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Free tattoos inspired by visits to the Portland Art Museum

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By Conrad Crespin in New Illustration on Thursday 12 September 2013

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 […]

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