This new wave of tattoos gets under my skin

This new wave of tattoos gets under my skin

Rowena Basil from Watford poses for a portrait with her tattooed lower legs. With everyone busting out the T-shirts, sundresses and shorts in this heatwave, I am finally faced with the difficult realisation that nice people have tattoos. Efficient people who know how the photocopier works, kind people who give up their seat on the… Read More

‘Digital Tattoos’ Could Be a Convenient Way to Unlock Your Phone

‘Digital Tattoos’ Could Be a Convenient Way to Unlock Your Phone

One cellular company is pitching a new way to unlock phones without having to touch any buttons. But it means users will have to get a tattoo — kind of. Motorola is pitching a digital tattoo as a time-saving solution — but it has to be replaced every five days (Image source: YouTube). Motorola is pitching… Read More

Booming | More boomers are getting tattoos

Booming | More boomers are getting tattoos

Tattoos are popular with young folks, and a whopping 38 percent of millennials and 32 percent of Gen-Xers have stepped into the water. That’s old news, of course, but what may surprise you is the increasing popularity of tattoos among boomers. Although we lag far behind the younger generations, a recent study found that 15… Read More

Piercings, pacemakers, tattoos and other embedded metal can pose problems during MRI scan

Piercings, pacemakers, tattoos and other embedded metal can pose problems during MRI scan

The potential list of metal bits is long: stents or shunts, surgical screws or plates, artificial joints or implanted electrodes, dental posts, body piercings or even so called permanent makeup, eyeliner or eyebrows that are tattooed on. If your doctor orders an MRI for you, you should be ready for a thorough intake process and… Read More

Techstars Alum Litographs Launches Kickstarter to Break World Record for Largest Literary Tattoo Chain

Techstars Alum Litographs Launches Kickstarter to Break World Record for Largest Literary Tattoo Chain

A classical novel printed on physical pages is great, but the same story printed in [temporary] ink on your bod is even better, right? That’s in part the mindset fueling Somerville startup Litographs ’ new Kickstarter for “temporary literary tattoos.” The Techstars winter 2014 alum seeks to crowdfund $7,500 to beat the record for World’s… Read More

Japanese Tattoo Art Display at L.A. Museum

Japanese Tattoo Art Display at L.A. Museum

Japanese Tattoo Art Display at L.A. Museum Tattoos have become commonplace in America with one in four people under 40 now having one. However, the art form dates back centuries in Japan and ancient designs influence modern tattoos as shown in a photographic exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles. Entitled Perseverance:… Read More

The Tattooed Mental Health Professional: How Would It Make You Feel?

The Tattooed Mental Health Professional: How Would It Make You Feel?

Tattoo girl How do you view tattoos? Are you okay with them? Does it matter to you what the tattoo is or means? For many people, “body art” is either the object of much criticism or the object of a strong personal association with a belief or person. A parent posed a challenging question to… Read More