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These Kurdish refugee women are proud owners of facial tattoos

When you imagine refugee camps, the images that come to your mind, more often than not, are ones of misery.<p>No doubt, they are difficult places to live — people living there have fled war, famine or some other disaster, typically. Photographer Jodi Hilton, however, argues that we should not focus …

Style.com Predicts the Rise of the Stick and Poke Tattoo

Style.com's calling it: DIY tattooing is going to be huge in 2015. Similar to how septum piercing reached its peak in 2014, tattooing will be <i>the</i> thing to do next year. Make no mistake, you can't go to a parlor if you want to fully embrace the trend. Instead, you have to stick and poke designs into …

Removed – Experience: I regret my face tattoo

This story was taken down on 15 December 2014 as it was discovered subsequent to publication that aspects of the article were inconsistent with Guardian editorial guidelines.<p>Topics<p>Information

The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

What is the most cliched tattoo you can think of? Chinese characters? A tribal armband?<p>How about a Celtic knot? Those interlocking lines that look like ropes or basket weaving.<p>Last week I was in Ireland and decided to investigate the roots of this trend.<p>I spoke with Kevin McNamara at the Dublin Ink …

32 Couples Who Gave Up Their Engagement Rings For Tattoos

When Behati Prinsloo first revealed her engagement tattoo — three small dots that run vertically down her ring finger — we were surprised. She admitted to setting aside her diamond in order to get inked with husband Adam Levine, and frankly, we don't know many girls who'd ditch jewelry for a love …

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Minimalistic Tattoos By Seoeon Will Make You Want To Get Inked

Seoul-based tattoo artist Seoeon’s tattoos are so delicate and discreet that the fear of commitment disappears the moment you see her …

Senior Citizens Reveal What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin

With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there's always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who've partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Some …

Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles …

The Gibson Girls: The Kardashians of the Early 1900s

Forget about Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney. At the turn of the twentieth century, it was all about Evelyn, Camille, and Irene, the original "Gibson Girls" …

Tiny Vacation Homes You Can Rent

<i>By Hadley Keller, CNTraveler.com</i><p>These adorable rental homes prove that bigger isn't always better.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Tiny Vacation Homes<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to Make -- but Do Anyway<p>How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris<p>Follow Conde Nast …

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Why Tattooing Is Universal

A National Geographic photographer explains why many cultures view the body as a blank canvas.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Tattooing, when you think about it, is like smiling: Nearly every culture does it, but not always for the same reason.<p>In a given society, the motivation for covering oneself in paint, ink, or …