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I’m a big fan of body modifications. I have dyed hair and six piercings myself, and fully intend to get more, and maybe even a tattoo if I can ever finally pick something. However, there’s a cultural attitude that dictates having dyed hair or piercings or a tattoo makes someone a bad person, or unqualified for a position. This couldn't be further from the truth. While there is a bad egg in every basket, there's no person who can be so judged based ... Read More
  These are not your Grandmother’s porcelain collectibles. Artist Jessica Harrison has created a new series of iconic porcelain figurines. Her new body of sculptural work features romanticized women in pastel ball gowns with tattoos covering their bodies. From neck to wrist, each woman is covered in ornate body artwork. Harrison has featured similar figurines in her work before, however, in a much more morbid light. The Scotland-based artist ... Read More
  In 1999, I was living in Tokyo, doing a study abroad program and having the time of my and several other people's lives. During the day I stuffed myself into subway cars to explore foreign neighborhoods, and I walked the streets at night, drinking bottled cocktails (Jeebus bless you Japan, for your lax open-container laws and inventive portable booze options) and taking photos of all the odd or amazing things I saw, which was pretty much everything. I had ... Read More
    Amanda Seyfried rose to prominence as the girl who was blessed with ESPN boobs in Tina Fey’s brilliant Mean Girls.     She was just shy of 20 when the movie blew up, and now, almost a decade later, her career has all but followed the same progression.  Between her turn as flaxen-haired, honey-voiced Cosette in the critically acclaimed Les Miserables, and her upcoming role as porn star Linda Lovelace – Ms. Deep Throat ... Read More
Tattoos and women have a long and unique history. No single book has documented this relationship better then Margot Mifflin’s Bodies of Subversion: A History of Women and Tattoos.  And now, at a perfect time where tattooed women outnumber tattooed men in the US, a new edition has been released!   Originally published in 1997, this book documents the history of women and the diverse bonds they share with their tattoos. Updated and expanded ... Read More
When I think of pin-up drawings, I usually think of women sprawled out in compromising positions. But artist Sashiko Yuen puts a new twist on pin-ups with her beautifully imaginative drawings. Yuen’s characters are tougher than your average calendar girls-- be they snacking on body parts, gazing at the viewer menacingly or sporting loads of tattoos. The artist adds in playful pastel bouffants, vintage silhouettes, and odd dessert-themed adornments (some of ... Read More
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