Tattoos Aren't Diamonds: How Permanent Ink Works, And Why Forever Isn't Always So

Tattoos Aren’t Diamonds: How Permanent Ink Works, And Why Forever Isn’t Always So

How Do Tattoos Work? Tattoos decorate arms, legs, backs, and fronts of people from all different cultures and can be traced throughout human history as a symbol of rank, memory, or reflection of personal belief or group relation. Claudia Aguirre , the CEO of English language learners at the NYC Department of Education, created a… Read More

Celebrate the tattoos you love and clear the ones you regret at InkOff.MD on National Tattoo Day | Business

Celebrate the tattoos you love and clear the ones you regret at InkOff.MD on National Tattoo Day | Business

Celebrate the tattoos you love and clear the ones you regret at InkOff.MD on National Tattoo Day HONOLULU – www.inkoffhawaii.com – For those who harbor tattoo regret stemming from outdated art, a messy job, or a symbolic gesture that has lost its significance, National Tattoo Day on Thursday, July 17 will be your chance to… Read More

Bands, 'Ink Master' and diversity are behind the rich tattoo culture in Flint

Bands, ‘Ink Master’ and diversity are behind the rich tattoo culture in Flint

FLINT, MI — Tim Legendary has been drawing and painting as long as he can remember. But being an artist doesn’t always pay — especially in Flint. May as well put cars together — after all, thousands of other Flint natives had been providing for their families that way for years. When his Chrysler coworkers… Read More

Nonprofit seeks to change stereotype of those with tattoos

Nonprofit seeks to change stereotype of those with tattoos

When she’s wearing shirts with sleeves, like her scrubs, most people would never realize that University of South Dakota nursing student Candi McIntosh’s arms are tattooed. McIntosh, 31, of Rapid City has a total of 15 tattoos. She also has five piercings. That’s what makes her a perfect candidate for the Dakotas Chapter of the… Read More

Tattoo policies changing for job applicants

Tattoo policies changing for job applicants

The Orange County Sheriff’s office announced a change to their tattoo policy, to allow qualified candidates to apply who were previously ineligible due to visible tattoos. It’s no secret. Visible tattoos, while becoming increasingly more socially acceptable, can create obstacles for applicants in a still shaky job market. In some cases, strict professional body-art policies… Read More

Tattoos Hold Recruits Back From Military Careers

Tattoos Hold Recruits Back From Military Careers

Tattoo shop. Shane M. Phipps/U.S. Air Force If recruiters could send your kids a message, it would sound something like this: Lay off the ink. Covering yourself in tattoos can close a lot of career doors, including those in the military — which, ironically, was once about the only place tattoos were cool. Policies vary… Read More

Creative ink: Bike Time's Tattoo Contest draws inspiration, humor

Creative ink: Bike Time’s Tattoo Contest draws inspiration, humor

Loading Photo Gallery MUSKEGON, MI — Motorcycles and tattoos go hand-in-hand when it comes to Muskegon Bike Time. For the eighth annual Tattoo Contest, a number of bikers and Muskegon residents paraded on stage Saturday, July 19, and showed off their intricate ink at the Budweiser Beverage Tent located on the corner of Fourth Street… Read More

Mmm, tattoos! Simpsons fan who was banned from watching cartoon as a child breaks world record after having Homer inked onto his arm 41 times

Mmm, tattoos! Simpsons fan who was banned from watching cartoon as a child breaks world record after having Homer inked onto his arm 41 times

Lee Weir, 27, was not allowed to watch the cartoon as a child The New Zealander dubbed his father the ‘real-life Ned Flanders’ But he’s now had the characters etched on to his skin for life Published: 05:37 EST, 20 July 2014 | Updated: 07:32 EST, 20 July 2014 A fan of The Simpsons who… Read More