How Women Are Rethinking the Tattoo Parlor

How Women Are Rethinking the Tattoo Parlor

Nice Tattoo in Brooklyn bears little resemblance to an archetypal tattoo parlor. Chic décor and a comfy lounge are more suggestive of a day spa than a tattoo parlor, but a new shop in Brooklyn aims to change that perception. At Nice Tattoo Parlor in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, the concept — a… Read More

Skin Deep: Sparrowhawk makes getting a tattoo like a day at the spa

Skin Deep: Sparrowhawk makes getting a tattoo like a day at the spa

Cori James Amy Bransford and Juliana Ramus outside Sparrowhawk Studio at Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward. While some tattoo parlors can be grimy affairs, a trip to Sparrowhawk at Studioplex in Old Fourth Ward makes tattooing feel more like a day at the spa. The self-proclaimed intimate, feminist-inspired studio is an amalgamation of many… Read More

5,000-year-old tattoos discovered on ancient Egyptian mummies

5,000-year-old tattoos discovered on ancient Egyptian mummies

(Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum) (CNN) — The world’s oldest figurative tattoos have been discovered on two 5,000-year-old mummies from Egypt. Tattoos depicting a wild bull and a Barbary sheep were found on the upper arm of a male mummy, while the shoulder and upper arm of a female mummy bore "S"-shaped… Read More

Toronto chefs' tattoos, captured in photos

Toronto chefs’ tattoos, captured in photos

Charlotte Langley, chef at Scout Canning: “The mackerel is her favourite fish. She’s an east coast girl, so she loves seafood, and is passionate about sustainable fishing.” Some folks see ample tattoos as a service industry cliché; instead, photographer Brilynn Ferguson spotted a world ripe for documentation. Her Industry Ink project features portraits of chefs,… Read More

Meet the Instagram Star Whose Tattoos and Neon Hair Won Her a Breakthrough Role in The Florida Project

Meet the Instagram Star Whose Tattoos and Neon Hair Won Her a Breakthrough Role in The Florida Project

According to Instagram, Bria Vinaite—with her heavily inked skin and ponytails in varying degrees of neon colors, from blue to orange to purple—was posting a lot of videos of herself smiling, smoking weed and dancing to the likes of Future, 2 Chainz and Rae Sremmurd when director Sean Baker DM’d her about auditioning for his… Read More

Tales From the Tatted: Tattoo Conventions and Why They’re Important

Tales From the Tatted: Tattoo Conventions and Why They’re Important

Tattoos have become a norm for younger generations, but older generations can’t seem to shake the negative stigma against tattoos (Image via Haaretz) Long gone are the days when tattoos were permanently inked on only the meanest, toughest dudes and the rare female. The year is 2017 and tattoos have begun to crop up just… Read More

Moony over tattoos tied to the eclipse

Moony over tattoos tied to the eclipse

Leslie Oldfield posted this photo on Facebook last week of her and daughter Ellie’s wrists. LATROBE, Pa. – You think full moons make people a little nutty? Monday’s solar eclipse already is affecting people’s behavior, including that of a Latrobe librarian who was moved to get a moon tattoo on her ankle to sort of… Read More

Why Couples Get Tattoos For Each Other — And What Happens If They Break Up

Why Couples Get Tattoos For Each Other — And What Happens If They Break Up

Forget socks or some new kitchenware: When Christmas rolled around two years ago, Katherine Gutierrez and her now-wife Emily decided to give each other the gift of ink. More specifically, the Guiterrezes got matching tattoos that spoke to both their individual identities and their identity as a couple. “We saw an quote on Pinterest that… Read More