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5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

South Korea is becoming a major player on the world’s literary scene, beginning with last year’s London Book Fair, which spotlighted Korean literature. In particular, the country’s literary scene is making a name for itself with dark, transgressive fiction by female writers, some of which might not …

Reading through the enormous variety of debuts – from biography to memoir to poetry and fiction and beyond – has been a tough but exciting challenge<p>There is something wonderfully expectant about a prize for a first book, particularly one that welcomes first-time writers regardless of genre, …

Books

The surprising similarities between Dostoevsky and Vonnegut

Nov. 11 is a day to reflect on pain and loss. Europe celebrates Armistice Day, the anniversary of the peace that ended World War I and a memorial to …

Literature

New Cubist Tattoos by Peter Aurisch | Colossal

<p>Based in a quiet undisclosed studio a short train ride outside of downtown Berlin, artist Peter Aurisch creates some of the most original tattoos in …

17 Cubist Tattoos That Turn Skin Into A Masterpiece

#13 blew our minds.<p>Tattoos are more popular than ever, which means they're more creative than ever. Still, it's not every day that we find an artist …

20+ Studio Ghibli Tattoos Inspired By Miyazaki Films

For some, Studio Ghibli's beautiful animated movies have been just as influential as Disney's childhood classics, if not more so. For those of us who …

Animation

Geometric Tattoos By Turkish Artist Okan Uçkun

Okan Uçkun, a tattoo artist based in Turkey, is a master of some of the tattoo art styles that are most popular today. Whatever he works with – be it …

Body Art

Beautiful tattooed models-Tattoo as ancient art - Beauty will save

Beautiful tattooed models-Tattoo as ancient art<p><b>Beautiful tattooed models. Tattoo as ancient art</b>. Contrary to popular belief that the tattoo is almost …

Art

It is estimated that a fifth of all British adults have gone under the needle. Guardian photojournalist Felix Clay got under the skin of annual festival at Tobacco Dock, which hosted more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious tattoo artists

Photojournalism

incredible images of tattoo art from around the world

We catch up with Anna Felicity Friedman, the tattoo historian and scholar behind The World Atlas of Tattoo, to find out more about the truly global history of body art.<p>No matter how contemporary your tattoo design is, the technique almost certainly stems from far-reaching global practices. As …

20 Badass Tattoos Inspired By Health And Wellness

Seriously awesome ink ahead.<p>Responses have been edited for length and clarity.

Photographing true beauty at The London Tattoo Convention

“I found the absolute loveliest people”<p>Getty Images photographer Gareth Cattermole, known for his portraiture of top celebrities, always wanted to …

You'll Love these Geometric Animal Tattoos

Jessica Kinzer may be a young artist, but her tattoos are utterly stunning and well executed. She has an incredible eye for details and placement.<p>Her …

Body Art

Vibrant Tattoos Capture Carefree Fluidity of Watercolor Paintings

Tattoo artist Jason Adelinia adorns human skin with colorful creations that celebrate nature and wildlife. Completed in a watercolor-esque style, these permanent inkings resemble the spontaneous, carefree fluidity of work produced with a paint brush rather than a tattoo gun. Tigers, birds, …

13 Gorgeous Tattoos That Celebrate Travel

Imagine looking at your forearm and being reminded of your favorite skyline, or glancing at your wrist and being transported to Paris. Some people …

Vibrant, Fluid Tattoos Of Animals That Look Like Pretty Watercolor Paintings

<b>The striking hues</b> used in these watercolor tattoos by artist Jason Adelinia will surely catch your eye.<p><b>Compared to</b> graphical inks that comprise fine …

One Continuous Line Tattoos By Iranian-German Artist Mo Ganji

German-Iranian tattoo artist Mo Ganji wants to create simple images with a strong impact. Born in Iran but based out of Berlin, Ganji believes that …

Tattoos

Are You Really Ready for a Tattoo?

Your guide to getting inked<p><i>This article was written by Taylor Bryant and repurposed with permission from Refinery29.</i><p>We don't know about you, but we think properly committing to a tattoo deserves a little more thought and consideration than, say, finally shelling out on those designer shoes you've …

Inked

Artist creates elegant tattoos made from only one continuous line

While other artists incorporate a variety of elements - ranging from watercolor to sketches – in their tattoos, Berlin-based artist Mo Ganji only …

Art

Linear Tattoos Use One Continuous Line to Leave a Beautifully Bold Impact

Tattoo artist Mo Ganji specializes in black-and-white body art that makes a strong impact with relatively simple drawings. Opting for bold lines and stippled dots, the Berlin-based creative adorns his clients with portraits of people and animals, sometimes combining the two into an elegant image …

19 single line tattoos that are perfect for minimalists

Minimalist tattoos aren't a new trend but Berlin-based tattoo artist Mo Ganji has created beautiful black-and-white ones with a difference - using a …

Trends

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Coming Out to Your Parents as Tattooed, Cont'd

After watching the above video that Nadine ran recently, a reader scoffs at Millennials: “Tattoos prove you’re just one of the sheep.” The tattoo has indeed lost its taboo: “Nearly four-in-ten [Millennials] have a tattoo (and for most who do, one is not enough: about half of those with tattoos have …

The Secret to a Tattoo's Permanence: The Immune System

The dye gets lodged deep in the skin thanks to hungry anti-inflammatory cells called macrophages.<p>We rarely stop and think about the science of tattoos. In fact, some people don't even stop and think before getting tattooed.<p>We <i>kind of</i> know the reason they last forever ... because the ink goes so deep …

Portraits by Alan Powdrill. Interviews by Erica Buist

Tattoos that break taboos

Parsai Ram can't stop guffawing. "Will they skin me from head to toe?" asks this member of the Dalit Ramnami community who has 'Ram' tattooed all …

India

What were they INKING? Tattoo fans show off their extreme bodywork at international festival in China celebrating the art

• <b>Ink artists from across the world attended the three-day international tattoo show in Nanning, China</b>• <b><br>Spectators gathered to take pictures of the</b> …