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

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

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