Corporate dress codes relax in an age of tattoos, piercings

Corporate dress codes relax in an age of tattoos, piercings

Starbucks, Wal-Mart and PetSmart ask themselves whether letting workers dress more casual will help with retention – or scare off customers. If your Starbucks barista had an arm tattoo, would it stop you from ordering your daily espresso? Probably not, but Starbucks, at least for now, won’t allow baristas to...

Melbourne tattoo artists share their most skin-tinglingly awesome work

Melbourne tattoo artists share their most skin-tinglingly awesome work

Mitchell Toy — Department of Internet Herald Sun Roll up your sleeves. Roll up your sleeves. THEY’RE needle-slinging artists, body canvas masters, shooting smart blasts of brilliance nobody surpasses. You think you’ve seen skin sleeves meaner than these? The most supremely pretty ink this city’s ever conceived. The Herald Sun...

Decoding Russian criminal tattoos – in pictures

Decoding Russian criminal tattoos – in pictures

From the 1960s to the 1980s, Arkady Bronnikov visited correctional facilities all over the Soviet Union and photographed thousands of tattooed inmates to decode their body art – and helped solve many crimes by identifying criminals based on their ink. Here, you can learn what roses, snakes and cowboys really...

Flash Tattoos by Miranda Burnet

Flash Tattoos by Miranda Burnet

1 Meet Miranda Burnet, the Genius Entrepreneur Behind Flash Tattoos Temporary tattoos used to be those cheap-looking, kitschy body decorations we sported as kids during birthday parties or teenagers at football games. Flash Tattoos has changed all that. By upping the aesthetic and using the tattoos in place of jewelry,...

11 Things We Need to Stop Saying to People With Tattoos Immediately

11 Things We Need to Stop Saying to People With Tattoos Immediately

11, things, we, need, to, stop, saying, to, people, with, tattoos, immediately, The number of Americans lining up for tattoos is growing. According to estimates last year, more than one in 10 Americans now have at least one piece of ink. And yet Americans’ perceptions of tattoos continue to differ...