Sep 18, 2013

P.INK Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Crowdfund Scar-Coverage Tattoos for Breast Cancer Survivors

This is an awesome campaign and they need your donations.

P.INK, the post-mastectomy tattoo support platform, today launched an online crowdfunding campaign to finance the tattoos of 10 breast cancer survivors at P.INK Day, an event to be held in New York City in October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In order to fund the tattoos, P.INK has set out to raise $25,000 from the public through crowdfunding platform Indiegogo.

 
Sep 18, 2013

Awesomely Nerdy Tattoos, Drawn by Science

I always appreciate some good nerdy tattoos.

Tattoos are an incredible, and indelible, way to make a statement. Sometimes that’s simply that you love parties and dolphins (like, a lot!!)… and other times it is a confession of how much you love science (my ♥ ≥ ∞). In 2007 Carl Zimmer, science writer for Discover Magazine, the New York Times and author of 6 books asked a question on his blog: “Are Scientists Hiding Tattoos of Their Science?” The answer has been overwhelmingly “yes!”

 
Sep 17, 2013

JAPAN LEARNS TO ACCEPT TATTOOS DESPITE CONNECTION TO YAKUZA

Some positive sounding news to offset last week’s headline about a women being refused entry to a Japanese bath house because of her tattoos.

But Japan will have to learn to accept the ink art, as it is preparing to host the 2020 Olympic Games. For several weeks, Tokyo will host many cultures coming from all over the world, including more than a few tattooed athletes, officials and sports fans.

Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary, said last week that private facilities have the right to run businesses by their own rules.

“But with people from various countries visiting our country for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, it is important to show respect for and further our understanding of various cultures. We must consider measures that are welcoming to foreign visitors,” he added.

 
Sep 16, 2013

Stop Touching My Tattoos Without Asking

Yes, tattoos are outwardly facing—some more so than others—and some are quite eye-grabbing. So it’s no surprise they draw attention. But they’re also inextricable from a person’s body. When you stare at a tattoo, perhaps you think this is like starting at a work of art in a gallery. It’s not.

Tattoo etiquette is nothing new, there are a number of attempts to address it through guidelines, rants, and raves, which all amount to the same general principle: “Tattoo etiquette dictates that you simply ask the tattooed person if you can take a look at their tattoo and if you can touch it.”

 
Sep 13, 2013

Tattooed Maori woman barred by Japanese public bathhouse

A MAORI woman was barred from a public bath in Japan because her traditional face tattoos fell foul of rules intended to keep mobsters away, she told AFP Friday.

 
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