Tattoo trends: The inking of London from the Victorians to the present day

The inking of London from the Victorians to the present day

Image copyright Image caption The exhibition offers a window into the world of the professional tattooist Sported by luminaries from King George V and Winston Churchill’s mother Jennie to David Beckham and Samantha Cameron, the tattoo has been in and out of fashion since Victorian times. As a new exhibition opens at the Museum of… Read More

Father who has tattoos over his entire body including his lips and private parts regrets them ALL - and will have laser surgery for the next ten years to get his old skin back

Father who has tattoos over entire body including his lips and private parts regrets them ALL

A father who has covered his body in tattoos – even having his private parts inked – said he now regrets every single one of his designs. Paul, 26, from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire went on a ‘tattoo binge’ when he turned 18 and spent the next few years getting his chest, arms, back and neck covered… Read More

DIY 'stick-and-poke' tattoos are on the rise - but come with serious health risks

Stick-and-poke tattoos are on the rise and come with serious health risks

A hand-poked tattoo by Seattle-based MKNZ The needle pokes into your skin, piercing it so that the tattoo drips into your flesh. Poke, poke, poke. It hurts, but don’t you dare wince – you’re the one hammering the ink into yourself. A heart on your wrist, a leaf on your ankle, the word "remember" on… Read More

Fans' Chargers tattoos may outlast team

Chargers tattoos may outlast team

SAN DIEGO, CA -DEC. 20, 2015 – Chargers season ticket holder Rudy Ortega shows off his bolts tattoos in the parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium before the Dolphins game. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union-Tribune) — K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune Share Photo    ✉ SAN DIEGO, CA -DEC. 20, 2015 – Chargers… Read More

The Best Fonts For Small Tattoos Isn't Something You'll Find Online

The Best Fonts For Small Tattoos Is Not Something You Will Find Online

Small tattoos are the gateway drug to the world of tattoo artistry. Whether it’s your first piece of ink or a baby step to a full sleeve, a small tattoo can be a killer way to commit to ink. Small tattoos carry an infinite amount of meaning, especially for a first tat. Getting inked up… Read More

Actress Kaley Cuoco learns about romantic tattoos the painful way

Kaley Cuoco learns about romantic tattoos in a painful way

Actress Kaley Cuoco learns about romantic tattoos the painful way Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco. (Splash/Inform) "The Proton Displacement" — Sheldon feels slighted when Professor Proton (Bob Newhart) seeks advice from Leonard instead of him, and he seeks revenge by befriending a rival science TV host, Bill Nye, on THE BIG BANG THEORY, Thursday, Nov…. Read More

Study Finds Women With Four or More Tattoos Have Higher Self-Esteem

We know that tattoos can connect people with shared interests. We know that tattoos can be empowering . We know that tattoos can help someone reclaim their body . Now a new study suggests that tattoos may lead to higher self-esteem . According a recent study by Texas Tech University sociology professor Jerome Koch titled… Read More

Most People With Tattoos Don't Get Proper Care Instructions

Many People With Tattoos Don’t Get Proper After Care Instructions

mr_Prof via Getty Images People who get tattoos need better instructions on how to properly care for their skin afterward, and most states need stronger guidelines for tattoo artists about this topic, a new opinion paper suggests. Only seven states in the U.S. — Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan and North Dakota — have… Read More