Body Art

Artist tattoos 40,000 cross marks on his body to highlight animal rights

This is Alfredo Meschi.<p>He turned vegan three years ago, having spent the past 50 years fighting for animal rights.<p>Initially from a family of …

Body Modification

Why these Illawarra friends love the pain and beauty of tattoos

More to come: Jenny Nipperess loves the pain and the beauty of tattoos. She plans to get more but urges others to think before inking.<p><b>More Than Skin</b> …

Tattoos

Tattoo Artist Belle Atrix Accused of Blackface for Full-Body Blackwork Tattoos

A London-based tattoo artist is facing criticism online after deciding to cover her body completely in solid black tattoos, the <i>New York Post</i> reports.<p>For several months, Belle Atrix, who works as a freelance tattoo artist, has been documenting her transformation on Instagram, where she has more than …

Tattoos

Blacksuit Tattoo rides body art surge in San Jose

The surge in demand for body art has been both good and bad for <b>Abraham Ortega</b>, whose Blacksuit Tattoo shop in downtown San Jose will mark its first …

Tattoos

This Costume Made Entirely of Body Paint and Glitter Is Unreal

You'll want to watch the video like, five times.<p>Halloween is upon us, and you know what that means: themed parties <i>all</i> weekend long. Instead of repeating your costume every night, or buying a whole new one, try body paint instead. In the video above, freelance artist Mia Kennington shows you how to …

Body Modification

Forked tongues and tattooed eyeballs: should body modification be regulated?

Body art parlours are springing up everywhere, but the legislation to govern what can and can’t be done is lacking, leaving some reputable artists up in arms<p>Graham had his tongue cut in half without any anaesthetic. “It was uncomfortable, but I’m good with pain,” he says. “Some people take it …

UK News

The model earning an income showing off her body art

Inked: Each tattoo is carefully planned. Katia doesn't get her body art on a whim. Photos: Sylvia Liber<p>More Than Skin Deep Series<p>Katia Kubacki is …

Tattoos

Katia’s earning an income showing off her body art

Inked: Each tattoo is carefully planned. Katia doesn't get her body art on a whim. Photos: Sylvia Liber<p>More Than Skin Deep Series<p>Katia Kubacki is …

Australian News

Old tattoo to blame for woman's 'cancer'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Doctors in Australia suspected that a woman had a type of cancer called lymphoma, but they were stunned when they put her enlarged lymph node under a microscope -- and instead found black tattoo pigment from 15 years ago to which her immune system was just now reacting.<p>They recounted the …

Health

Smart Ink Tattoos Turn Body Art into Mood Ring for Your Health

Thanks to myriad technological advancements over the past few years, wearable tattoos have burst onto the scene as everything from sweat-powered …

Science

Some of the world's worst body art with absolute howlers

And among the mistakes featured include the wrong use of words, such as "your" instead of "you're", or "to" instead of "too".<p>Apostrophes have also …

Body Modification

Little-known law in Japan tourists need to know about

That’s the upshot of a landmark court ruling in Osaka this past week which has all but banned tattoo parlours in the country.<p>In Australian tourism …

Japan

Tattoos move into cultural mainstream

LONDON (Reuters) - Mothers shopping with teenage children and parents pushing baby buggies joined the crowds of body art enthusiasts at this …

Tattoos

People

The nature of celebrity is to fabricate a certain cult of personality around pop culture figures, giving the impression that they’re not only …

Celebrity Gossip

Down

The nature of celebrity is to fabricate a certain cult of personality around pop culture figures, giving the impression that they’re not only …

Beyoncé

Other Sports: Endurance athletes celebrate accomplishments with body art | SportsDay

Endurance athletes celebrate accomplishments with body art<p>This Story is About...<p>Some distance runners celebrate their accomplishments in familiar …

Sports

This Temporary Exhibit Explores the Permanence of Body Art

Opening November 19 at the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles, "Tattoo" explores the 5,000-year-old tradition of marking skin with ink.<p>Examining …

Tattoos

Lara’s advice for people thinking about getting their first tattoo

Artistic: Lara Gilmour, a 23-year-old tattoo artist, has shared her story for the Mercury's More Than Skin Deep series. Visit the Mercury …

Australian News

This Designer Just Reimagined Disney Princesses — In BDSM Gear

Most of us dropped our dream of becoming a Disney princess the moment we saw our childhood paradise clearly for what it really is: a fake castle in …

Makeup

Is your tattoo the reason you’re not getting a job?

It used to be that tattoos, piercings and other forms of body art were frowned upon in the workplace. But seeing as such body modifications have …

Canadian News

20 Jaw-Dropping Superhero Body Paint Cosplays

Comic book superheroes are a highly popular source of cosplay inspiration, given that there’s quite a wide range of fantastic characters to choose …

Comics

Scented tattoos smelling of herbs and flowers are a real thing

Body art fans have elevated traditional tattoos to the next level by creating designs that look and smell like herbs and flowers.<p>If you came of age …

Herbs

Large Cross-Body Tattoos Celebrate the Delicate and Dangerous Parts of Nature

Talented tattooist and self-described “astral ruffian” Pony Reinhardt creates fanciful tattoos inspired by a range of flora and fauna. Large-scale and rendered in black ink, each nature tattoo exhibits the artist's distinctive style and fantastical approach to body art.<p>Featuring an eclectic mix of …

Tattoos

22 Game of Thrones Tattoos That Are So Hot You'll Scream "Dracarys"

If you're stuck trying to figure out what to do with yourself now that <b>Game of Thrones</b> has ended (and unfortunately won't be back for a while), we've come up with the perfect solution: get a tattoo! Not only will it hold you over until next season, but it's a great way to flaunt your Westeros …

Game of Thrones

South Korean tattooists break the taboo of body art

Getting a tattoo is still frowned upon in many circles in South Korea. Giving a tattoo is — in the eyes of the law at least — an even greater …

Australian News

27 Disney Tattoos You'll Still Want, Even As An Adult

To the tattoo studio... AND BEYOND!<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Walt Disney Company

Daegu festival: South Korea's body art show

Body Modification

Former Cartoonist Creates Tiny Tattoos of Simply Adorable Characters and Scenes

Istanbul-based artist Ahmet Cambaz designs tiny tattoos that are as skillfully created as as they are delightfully adorable. As a former cartoonist, Cambaz finds inspiration in illustration, applying the artistic techniques he learned during his drawing days to each piece of body art.<p>Rendered in …

Illustration

Illustrator Turns Her Beautiful Line Drawings into Charming Tattoos

Citing illustration as her predominant passion, Mexico City-based artist Sollefe embraces the art form “regardless of whether the final result is static or moving, whether it is large or small, whether it is personal or commercial.” This versatile approach to the practice culminates in an eclectic …

Tattoos

Cuticle tattoos are the latest body art trend (and they can be painful)

This tattoo trend is not for the faint of heart (or hand).<p>People are inking tiny dots and geometric designs on their cuticles in the latest beauty craze making the rounds on Instagram.<p>Some people coordinate the designs with elaborate nail art.<p>This trend may have been partly inspired by Rihanna, who …

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