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

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

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

Father who has tattoos over his entire body including his lips and private parts regrets them ALL - and will have laser surgery for the next ten years to get his old skin back

Father who has tattoos over entire body including his lips and private parts regrets them ALL

A father who has covered his body in tattoos – even having his private parts inked – said he now regrets every single one of his designs. Paul, 26, from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire went on a ‘tattoo binge’ when he turned 18 and spent the next few years getting his chest, arms, back and neck covered… Read More

Study Finds Women With Four or More Tattoos Have Higher Self-Esteem

We know that tattoos can connect people with shared interests. We know that tattoos can be empowering . We know that tattoos can help someone reclaim their body . Now a new study suggests that tattoos may lead to higher self-esteem . According a recent study by Texas Tech University sociology professor Jerome Koch titled… 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