You Asked: Are Tattoos Bad For You?

Are Tattoos Bad For You?

Tattoos are more popular than ever. Roughly half of millennials have one, as do 36% of Gen Xers, according to a recent Harris poll . The number of Americans with at least one tattoo has jumped 50% in the past four years. This explosion in popularity has led some health experts to take a closer… Read More

Pinned and Inked: Panos Manaras talks tattoos

Pinned and Inked: Panos Manaras talks tattoos

share–general Greek BMXer Panos Manaras shows off his ink After falling madly in love with BMX at the age of 16, Greek rider Panos Manaras decided to get his first tattoo to celebrate his sport. Now the 26-year-old rider is adorned with ink – each one celebrates the journeys and moments important to his life.… Read More

Japan Is Trying To Destroy Tattoos [Update]

Is Japan Trying To Destroy Tattoos?

Right now, there are some people in Japan who appear to be doing their best to kill off tattoos. This guy is one of many who wants to stop that. For the past two years plus, I’ve been working on a tattoo book called called Japanese Tattoos: History * Culture * Design . It’s about… Read More

The FBI’s Studying Prisoner Tattoos—And Pissing Off Privacy Hawks

The FBI Is Studying Prisoner Tattoos – Privacy Hawks Are Pissed

RGA/REA/Redux In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the FBI, started studying how effective tattoo-recognition systems are, using tattoo images collected from inmates and arrestees to create a database that acts as a standardized metric. With the research set to expand dramatically, privacy advocates have raised serious concerns over… Read More

A relative of King Tat? Egyptian mummy adorned with tattoos

Egyptian Mummy Adorned With Tattoos

Archeologists say the tattoos on this Egyptian woman, who lived 3,000 years ago, were intentionally placed on visible areas such as the neck in order to signify her important religious role. When Stanford University archeologist Anne Austin began her inspection of the 3,000-year-old body, it was immediately apparent something unusual had happened to the long-deceased… Read More

Miley Cyrus and Elsa Pataky cement their friendship over their love for Hemsworth brothers with matching tattoos

Miley Cyrus and Elsa Pataky cement their friendship

She has been rapidly adding to her inkings while in Australia with Liam Hemsworth and his family. And Miley Cyrus, 23, has further cemented her bond with the Hemsworth clan, by getting a matching tattoo with Liam’s brother Chris’s wife Elsa Pataky, 39. Although not quite sisters-in-law – yet – the ladies in the siblings’… Read More

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