May 9, 2013

Tattoo removal expert has a warning: Just don’t do it!

Yet another article about tattoo removal where false information is being spread.

Let’s say you are living in the moment, feeling giddy — a little tipsy, maybe — and you decide to go for it. You decide to get that tattoo.

Dr. Suzanne Kilmer has a warning for you: Think twice before acting. Not only do you face five times the risk of contracting hepatitis C, chances are you’ll change your mind about whether you like your tattoo before you reach middle age.

Recent studies have shown a correlation between tattoos and hep C, but also stated that the risks were much lower in a professional shop. The data showed that people with hepatitis were 5x more likely to have tattoos, not the other way around like she stated.

There is also no data to support her statement that “chances are you’ll change your mind about whether you like your tattoo before you reach middle age.”

May 8, 2013

Shannon Sutherland: Why I Don’t Want My Daughter to Get a Tattoo

Don’t let the title fool you, this is an awesome and refreshing article. Just read it.

May 8, 2013

Tattooing Makes Transition From Cult to Fine Art

…today, tattoos — much like graffiti, which in the past decade has been transformed from cult to collectible — are increasingly being embraced by the art world, particularly in areas where art and fashion meet.

May 7, 2013

A Tattoo is For Life

Good article about tattoo artist Saira Hunjan, the girl with the golden needle.

May 7, 2013

Turning Tattoos Into Fine Art

Most people don’t associate tattoos with fine art. But as more art school graduates end up in tattoo shops, the body art is increasingly influenced by artists from Jackson Pollock to Helen Frankenthaler.

Nice article about fine art tattoos. Thanks to Tom, a reader of my blog, for bringing it to my attention. The comments quickly filled with the typical and predictable rants from people with little knowledge of tattoos.