'No Limits Tattoo' Opens in Centralia

‘No Limits Tattoo’ Opens in Centralia

No Limits Tattoo owner Derek House conducts a tour of his new shop on Monday afternoon in Centralia. Since the beginning of December, Centralia’s new one-man tattoo shop “No Limits Tattoo” has been open for business. “I love what I do as a tattoo artist,” said Derek House, owner and artist. “It gives me an… Read More

PHOTOS Steven Assanti still married; he and his wife have matching tattoos

PHOTOS Steven Assanti still married; he and his wife have matching tattoos

Steven Assanti still married 2 Earlier this year, Starcasm broke the news of controversial My 600 Lb Life star Steven Assanti’s surprise marriage to a massage therapist from Iowa . We spoke with a clerk in the Polk Country Recorder’s office who confirmed that Steven and the former Stephanie Sanger are in fact legally married.… Read More

Stigma and legal battles show Japan still has tattoo complex even as Olympics loom

Stigma and legal battles show Japan still has tattoo complex even as Olympics loom

Tattoo artist Noriyuki Katsuta, a member of Save Tattooing in Japan, displays his tattoos at his studio in Tokyo on Nov. 15. | AFP-JIJI When Mana Izumi got her first tattoo at 18, she wasn’t trying to rebel or shatter any taboos — just copy pop diva Namie Amuro’s beach-bronze “surfer chick” look. In Japan,… Read More

That time a sailor screwed Edison out of creating the first tattoo machine

That time a sailor screwed Edison out of creating the first tattoo machine

Though Thomas Edison is known for giving the world a number of fantastic inventions, you’ll always see an asterisk next to patents for which he’s credited. Sure, the history books give him praise for inventing the phonograph and the incandescent lightbulb, but not without mentioning that he had limited involvement with his other 1,093 patents… Read More

Texas tattoo artist gets 10 years for luring women with cheap prices, then raping them

Texas tattoo artist gets 10 years for luring women with cheap prices, then raping them

A North Texas tattoo artist who lured women with cheap prices and then raped them has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual assault in Denton County. The same tattoo artist went to trial in 2008 on sexual assault charges in Tarrant County, but that ended in a mistrial. He eventually pleaded guilty… Read More

How Women Are Rethinking the Tattoo Parlor

How Women Are Rethinking the Tattoo Parlor

Nice Tattoo in Brooklyn bears little resemblance to an archetypal tattoo parlor. Chic décor and a comfy lounge are more suggestive of a day spa than a tattoo parlor, but a new shop in Brooklyn aims to change that perception. At Nice Tattoo Parlor in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, the concept — a… Read More

Skin Deep: Sparrowhawk makes getting a tattoo like a day at the spa

Skin Deep: Sparrowhawk makes getting a tattoo like a day at the spa

Cori James Amy Bransford and Juliana Ramus outside Sparrowhawk Studio at Studioplex in the Old Fourth Ward. While some tattoo parlors can be grimy affairs, a trip to Sparrowhawk at Studioplex in Old Fourth Ward makes tattooing feel more like a day at the spa. The self-proclaimed intimate, feminist-inspired studio is an amalgamation of many… Read More

5,000-year-old tattoos discovered on ancient Egyptian mummies

5,000-year-old tattoos discovered on ancient Egyptian mummies

(Courtesy of the Trustees of the British Museum) (CNN) — The world’s oldest figurative tattoos have been discovered on two 5,000-year-old mummies from Egypt. Tattoos depicting a wild bull and a Barbary sheep were found on the upper arm of a male mummy, while the shoulder and upper arm of a female mummy bore "S"-shaped… Read More