Sep 19, 2013

Putting ink to skin: every tattoo tells a story

From meaningful tributes, to memories of a drunken night out, tattoos are a form of human art that always come with a story attached.
Fascinated by their permanency, and with no preconceptions about their owners, local Fairfax photographer Daniel Spellman set out to discover the stories behind a number of Canberrans’ tattoos, and, in the process, document the art that adorns their bodies in his work The Tattoo Project.

Sep 18, 2013

Interview – The One and Only Lauren Sandler

Great interview with author of TIME Magazine’s “The Childfree Life” cover story, Lauren Sandler. This definitely clears up a few questions I had about the article.

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


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.