Tattoo artists and tattoo fans descended on London from all across the world over the weekend for the ninth International Tattoo Convention.
The annual event – one of the biggest of its kind in the world – celebrates tattoos in all their forms. Here at MSN Him we’re big fans of tattoo artistry and there were some absolute crackers on display.
Text tattoos are not my personal style, but you cannot deny their popularity.
It probably wasn’t on Shakespeare’s radar that his work would one day unite Megan Fox, Danielle Lineker and Lindsay Lohan. But it has – they all have Shakespeare quotations tattooed on their bodies. Why are more people getting such high-brow inkings?
The trend for long pieces of script is part of the tattoo’s journey from the margins to the mainstream.
The U.S. Army will announce new restrictions on tattoos in a forthcoming update to regulations on the appearance of soldiers.
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler confirmed to Stars and Stripes over the weekend that ink visible below the elbows or knees, as well as tattoos visible above the neck, will soon be forbidden for soldiers. Existing tattoos in those areas may be grandfathered in, however.
Once the result of a wild night or whim, tattoos have gone mainstream and are now considered wearable art, a permanent accessory and a way to celebrate a milestone, declare your love, flaunt your individuality or honor a loved one.
I enjoyed this article, but I’m not really sure about the unwritten code to not talk about tattoos. When I go out in NYC, I get into conversations about my tattoos almost every single time. I find that people with tattoos are generally happy to talk about them whether it is a conversation about their meaning, the artist who inked them or just a simple, “nice tat”.