My tattoos help me feel more comfortable in my own skin

My tattoos help me feel more comfortable in my skin

Brian Switek’s allosaurus tattoo. Photograph: Tracey Switek The needle never hurts any less. Five previous sessions taught me that much, but I tried to push the fact out of my mind as Austin the tattoo artist gave his instrument a few experimental pulses before setting into the afternoon’s work. The tattoo gun sounded like an… Read More

Why the over 60s are getting tattoos

Why People over 60s are getting tattoos

Helen Mirren says her tattoo is a daily reminder of the importance of tolerance. Declaring to the world that you’re considering a tattoo is likely to come with a smugly uttered "you’ll regret it when you’re older" or "what willit look like when you’re 50?" from close friends or family. In the article Borrows lambasts… Read More

British Skin Foundation Issues Warning Over Temporary 'Black Henna' Tattoos

British Skin Foundation Gives Warning Over Temporary ‘Black Henna’ Tattoos

A tattoo is seen on a customer during the annual Panama City Ink Fest in Panama City on Aug. 16, 2015. The British Skin Foundation has issued a warning against the use of the black henna tattoo, which is leaving children with painful scars, blisters and burns. The foundation has strictly recommended the parents to… Read More

15 Deep Thoughts On Why Tattoos Are The Most Eloquent Way To Speak Without Words

15 Deep Thoughts On Why Tattoos Are The Most Eloquent Way Of Speaking Without Words

Yale University Press Horimono in a late 19th Century Lithograph by Wilhelm Joest, credit: Anna Felicity Friedman So you want a tattoo. Or you have a tattoo. Or you have many tattoos. Or you just don’t understand why anyone would ever want a tattoo. Or you love tattoos, but your parents just don’t understand why… Read More

‘Beautiful’ tattoos cover breast cancer scars

Beautiful tattoos cover up breast cancer scars

(Photo: Photo by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY Staff) Cancer not only took Dana Kasse Donofree’s breasts, it marred her body with permanent reminders of pain and loss. “I didn’t want to look in the mirror every day and see the scars. I wanted to see something beautiful,” said the 33-year-old Philadephia woman, a good friend… Read More

Angelina Jolie's tattoos may be “art” but on other women they're just bad graffiti

A. Jolie’s tattoos may be art but on other women they’re called bad graffiti

FILE — March 28, 2015: Actress Angelina Jolie waves as she accepts the Best Villain Award at the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters) It’s summer, and with the advent of sleeveless dress and spaghetti strap season, I am reminded why I find tattoos on women so offensive: they are simply unsightly… Read More