Japan tourism agency asking onsen owners to relax tattoo policies

Japan tourism agency asking onsen owners to relax tattoo policies

A sign at the entrance of an onsen near Yokota Air Base, Japan, warns that tattooed guests are not allowed inside the public bath, Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The Japan Tourism Agency is urging the popular traditional hot springs spas to relax their tattoo policies for foreign guests as the country attracts a record number… Read More

Sanders’ fans ‘feel the Bern’ with tattoos of candidate

Sanders’ fans ‘feel the Bern’ with tattoos of candidate

  Bernie Sanders fans have been getting simplistic tattoos showing a black outline on a white background of Sanders’ balding head and reading glasses.(Courtesy) Jerry Lewis commissioned famed artist Norman Rockwell to do this painting to promote Lewis’ 1960 film “Cinderfella” for $50,000. Lewis is putting it up for auction and could reap between $300,000… Read More

Mundelein trustees' tattoos show their love of their suburb

Mundelein trustees tattoos show their love of their suburb

Mundelein trustees Dakotah Norton, left, and Holly Kim show off their tattoos of the village logo. If you want to know how much Mundelein trustees Holly Kim and Dakotah Norton love their community, just look at their arms. Both have tattoos of Mundelein’s logo — a star-shaped array of colorful M’s. Norton, 26, got his… Read More

'Feeling the Bern' for the long term: Bernie Sanders tattoos making a statement

Bernie Sanders tattoos making a statement

Tarah MacGregor is about as diehard a Bernie Sanders supporter as there is. She even has the tattoo to prove it. “This is not a campaign,” MacGregor said. “This is a revolution.” A Seabrook resident and native, MacGregor will be graduating from Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill this spring and wants to take an… Read More

Izzy’s 25th Anniversary Tattoos and Blues begins in Santa Rosa

Izzy’s 25th Anniversary Tattoos and Blues begins in Santa Rosa

Tattoo Lesson No. 1 comes courtesy of Danville resident Eric Moore: Never ink someone’s name on your body — unless it’s simply Mom. Moore, 54 and laughing hysterically, said he speaks from experience. And that’s apparently all anyone needs to know. Lesson No. 2, offered first by event producer Izzy La Plante and then by… Read More

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