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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
Cheyenne Randall, a Seattle-based mixed media artist, has knocked the socks off Instagram and Tumblr with his latest project. In the images below, Randall takes classic photos of Hollywood icons and glazes the figures with home-spun tattoos. Ever wondered what Lady Di would look like with a sleeve? Your quest is over.      Ms. Marilyn Monroe...had she lived on Bedford Avenue, circa 1999. Audrey Hepburn, had her Roman Holiday been more of a Roman ... Read More
Dawn Maestas loves tattoos, but she loves getting rid of them even more. The 42-year-old laser tattoo-removal specialist’s two passions in life—her career and fighting domestic violence—collided one day when she received an unusual call at her Albuquerque, NM, office: a girl had been kidnapped by her abusive partner and was forcibly tattooed multiple times with his name. Could Maestas help? She could, and she did. An abuse survivor herself, ... Read More
  I resent the fact that people make assumptions about women based on their tattoos. It’s a part of their body, yet it's still socially acceptable to criticize and judge. Being a woman with tattoos (on the arm, hip, and foot), I find it most frustrating when men find the need to comment on my ink - just as I would find it equally frustrating if they were to make a comment about my legs or something else attached to my body. Apparently a lot of men think ... Read More
If you've got tattoos, you've probably had it up to here with the myriad questions, comments, and assumptions from other people about your body. So now that you've finished answering the ever-burning inquiry, "BUT WHAT DOES IT MEEEEEAN?" you can finally focus on this fun, new phrase people have come up with for what happens when you get a random part of your body tattooed. Introducing the "skank flank," the term (just for us gals!) that refers to your transition ... Read More
While everyone in NYC was attending various CMJ shows and events last week, I was fortunate enough to be visiting Paris. Which was amazing beyond words. The city, the food, the wine, and the people: all c'est magnifique! But no cool rock shows, mes amis. One of the things that saved my evenings from CSI and Bewitched reruns dubbed in French was stand-up comic Margaret Cho, who was performing in town as part of her current tour, MOTHER.   In a little club ... Read More

Black & Grey

BY Janelle in Artsy

At over one thousand pages and weighing more than twenty pounds, co-authors Marisa Kakoulas and Edgar Hoill have created the gigantic three-volume Black & Grey Tattoo.  After a year of researching different tattoo artists and attending international conventions, this collection explores the different origins and genres of black and grey tattooing. From the traditional black and grey style, considered to be Los Angeles based, which is mostly tattoos of ... Read More
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