Toronto chefs' tattoos, captured in photos

Toronto chefs’ tattoos, captured in photos

Charlotte Langley, chef at Scout Canning: “The mackerel is her favourite fish. She’s an east coast girl, so she loves seafood, and is passionate about sustainable fishing.” Some folks see ample tattoos as a service industry cliché; instead, photographer Brilynn Ferguson spotted a world ripe for documentation. Her Industry Ink project features portraits of chefs,… Read More

Meet the Instagram Star Whose Tattoos and Neon Hair Won Her a Breakthrough Role in The Florida Project

Meet the Instagram Star Whose Tattoos and Neon Hair Won Her a Breakthrough Role in The Florida Project

According to Instagram, Bria Vinaite—with her heavily inked skin and ponytails in varying degrees of neon colors, from blue to orange to purple—was posting a lot of videos of herself smiling, smoking weed and dancing to the likes of Future, 2 Chainz and Rae Sremmurd when director Sean Baker DM’d her about auditioning for his… Read More

Tales From the Tatted: Tattoo Conventions and Why They’re Important

Tales From the Tatted: Tattoo Conventions and Why They’re Important

Tattoos have become a norm for younger generations, but older generations can’t seem to shake the negative stigma against tattoos (Image via Haaretz) Long gone are the days when tattoos were permanently inked on only the meanest, toughest dudes and the rare female. The year is 2017 and tattoos have begun to crop up just… Read More

Moony over tattoos tied to the eclipse

Moony over tattoos tied to the eclipse

Leslie Oldfield posted this photo on Facebook last week of her and daughter Ellie’s wrists. LATROBE, Pa. – You think full moons make people a little nutty? Monday’s solar eclipse already is affecting people’s behavior, including that of a Latrobe librarian who was moved to get a moon tattoo on her ankle to sort of… Read More

Why Couples Get Tattoos For Each Other — And What Happens If They Break Up

Why Couples Get Tattoos For Each Other — And What Happens If They Break Up

Forget socks or some new kitchenware: When Christmas rolled around two years ago, Katherine Gutierrez and her now-wife Emily decided to give each other the gift of ink. More specifically, the Guiterrezes got matching tattoos that spoke to both their individual identities and their identity as a couple. “We saw an quote on Pinterest that… Read More

How tattoos and motorcycles helped Sailor Jerry's become the second biggest spiced rum brand in the world

How tattoos and motorcycles helped Sailor Jerry’s become the second biggest spiced rum brand in the world

Sailor Jerry’s The rum brand Sailor Jerry sold a million cases for the first time this year, second only to to longtime category leader Captain Morgan. The company credits its revamped marketing strategy, centered on Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins — the renowned American tattoo artist that it is named after. Sailor Jerry has also ditched… Read More

All Sacred Tattoo Shop Wants to Remove Your Gang Tattoos for Free

All Sacred Tattoo Shop Wants to Remove Your Gang Tattoos!

Aries Rhysing of All Sacred Foundation and Tattoo Shop has a new goal in mind: Removing tattoos for free is not an ordinary service offered by tattoo artists, but All Sacred is no ordinary tattoo shop. The socially conscious shop is currently in the market for a tattoo-removal laser and hopes to offer free tattoo… Read More

The History of Tattoos in New York, from Bowery Sensation to Banned Art

From Bowery Sensation to Banned Art – The History of Tattoos in New York,

Andreas Feininger, “Bowery Tattoo Parlor” (1940s) (courtesy New-York Historical Society) Tattooing in New York has been a sideshow attraction, a banned underground practice, and an elite society trend. Performers in the early 1900s Bowery dime museums boasted wild tales of forced tattoos at the hands of “Indians,” while in the late 19th century, they were… Read More