The Tattooed Engineer http://thetattooedengineer.com Tattoos and Tech Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:05:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 5 symptoms of the grim disease affecting women with tattoos and piercingshttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/10/21/5-symptoms-of-the-grim-disease-affecting-women-with-tattoos-and-piercings/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/10/21/5-symptoms-of-the-grim-disease-affecting-women-with-tattoos-and-piercings/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:05:50 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3366 Excellent response to the absolutely terrible Matt Forney article that appeared on Return of Kings recently. It’s bad enough that I may just have to write my own response in the near future.

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Starbucks To Finally Let Employees Show Their Tattooshttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/10/20/starbucks-to-finally-let-employees-show-their-tattoos/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/10/20/starbucks-to-finally-let-employees-show-their-tattoos/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:05:36 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3364 http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/10/20/starbucks-to-finally-let-employees-show-their-tattoos/feed/ 0 The tattoo foundation that will frame your body art after you’ve diedhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/10/14/the-tattoo-foundation-that-will-frame-your-body-art-after-youve-died/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/10/14/the-tattoo-foundation-that-will-frame-your-body-art-after-youve-died/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:28:32 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3359 Perhaps tattoos can truly last forever.

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Tighter Tattoo Policy Means Smaller Recruit Poolhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/07/11/tighter-tattoo-policy-means-smaller-recruit-pool/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/07/11/tighter-tattoo-policy-means-smaller-recruit-pool/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:45:08 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3357 The title says it all…

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Why You Should Never, Ever, Ever Get A Tattoo (but Having a Baby is Fine)http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/04/04/never-ever-ever-get-tattoo-baby-fine/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/04/04/never-ever-ever-get-tattoo-baby-fine/#comments Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:05:47 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3354 I loved this article. A funny look at the difference between how we look at the decision to have a baby vs. getting a tattoo.

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UNPOPULAR OPINION: TATTOOS ARE CORNY AND DEGRADINGhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/28/unpopular-opinion-tattoos-corny-degrading/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/28/unpopular-opinion-tattoos-corny-degrading/#comments Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:32:12 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3350 I’m warning you ahead of time that this is a terrible article. It’s judgmental, poorly written and makes no clean points. That being said, the comments are worth reading.

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Tattoo artists want kids to think before they inkhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/24/tattoo-artists-want-kids-think-ink/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/24/tattoo-artists-want-kids-think-ink/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:57:28 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3347

About three years ago, husband-and-wife team Sara Spruth and Eric Dean Spruth, both tattoo artists, started an outreach effort called Symbol of Thyself, in which they go into schools chatting up teens and pre-adolescents about the dangers of using unhygienic tools and the long-term social ramifications of marking themselves with permanent tattoos.

This sounds like a great program. Kids need to learn about tattoos early in order to make informed decisions that they won’t regret a few years down the road.

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Getting a tattoo has lost its edgehttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/14/getting-tattoo-lost-edge/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/02/14/getting-tattoo-lost-edge/#comments Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:17:14 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3344 I thought this was a great article. The idea that tattoos have lost their edge only seems to bother people without tattoos. I have never heard anyone use words like edgy or cool when describing their own tattoos, yet I constantly see anti-tattoo rants talking about how they aren’t edgy. Nobody is still trying to claim they are are, so move on.

Getting a tattoo doesn’t have to mean a lot these days. I think it used to mean something – it was edgy, a sign of the counter culture. Now it’s just … a tattoo. Nothing more.

Anything that’s cool will be cool for a while, and then it becomes normalised. That doesn’t make it s***, it just means it wasn’t what it was. Punk was punk, but then punk bands started to get in the charts. Rock’s the easiest example – it was alternative, but now rock bands are the main pop acts.

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Inking Myanmar’s identityhttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/28/inking-myanmars-identity/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/28/inking-myanmars-identity/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:53:59 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3336

Taboo no more, tattoos are making a comeback in the fast-changing southeast Asian country.

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Pointillism Tattoo Art by Kamil Czapigahttp://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/28/pointillism-tattoo-art-kamil-czapiga/ http://thetattooedengineer.com/2014/01/28/pointillism-tattoo-art-kamil-czapiga/#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:47:46 +0000 http://thetattooedengineer.com/?p=3334 These tattoos are absolutely amazing. And I just found a new blog to add to my reading list.

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