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

DIY 'stick-and-poke' tattoos are on the rise - but come with serious health risks

Stick-and-poke tattoos are on the rise and come with serious health risks

A hand-poked tattoo by Seattle-based MKNZ The needle pokes into your skin, piercing it so that the tattoo drips into your flesh. Poke, poke, poke. It hurts, but don’t you dare wince – you’re the one hammering the ink into yourself. A heart on your wrist, a leaf on your ankle, the word "remember" on… Read More

Fans' Chargers tattoos may outlast team

Chargers tattoos may outlast team

SAN DIEGO, CA -DEC. 20, 2015 – Chargers season ticket holder Rudy Ortega shows off his bolts tattoos in the parking lot at Qualcomm Stadium before the Dolphins game. (K.C. Alfred/ San Diego Union-Tribune) — K.C. Alfred / San Diego Union-Tribune Share Photo    ✉ SAN DIEGO, CA -DEC. 20, 2015 – Chargers… Read More

Most People With Tattoos Don't Get Proper Care Instructions

Many People With Tattoos Don’t Get Proper After Care Instructions

mr_Prof via Getty Images People who get tattoos need better instructions on how to properly care for their skin afterward, and most states need stronger guidelines for tattoo artists about this topic, a new opinion paper suggests. Only seven states in the U.S. — Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan and North Dakota — have… Read More

Tattoos hit the NZ workplace mainstream

Tattoos hits NZ workplace mainstream

Former mayor of Otorohanga, Dale Williams. Photo / NZ Herald Kiwis companies seem to be liberal on the idea of employees with visible tattoos. The latest Environmental Risk Management Authority survey on tattoos found one in three New Zealanders under the age of 30 have body art. The Huffington Post reported last week, that well-known… Read More

How to dress to complement your tattoos

Dressing to complement tattoos

Angel Garcia, of Denver, shows how to dress your tattoos in black. Garcia, a make-up artist and stylist, also recommends no crazy patterns. If you must do patterns, go simple, with polka dots or stripes, she says. ( ) My new floral-print dress matched my eyes, hair color, makeup and facial skin tone. I had… Read More

Angelina Jolie's tattoos may be “art” but on other women they're just bad graffiti

A. Jolie’s tattoos may be art but on other women they’re called bad graffiti

FILE — March 28, 2015: Actress Angelina Jolie waves as she accepts the Best Villain Award at the 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California. (Reuters) It’s summer, and with the advent of sleeveless dress and spaghetti strap season, I am reminded why I find tattoos on women so offensive: they are simply unsightly… Read More