Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Dr. Woo talks Hong Kong and the Strangest Tattoo He’s Ever Done
by Highsnobiety
From afar, it struck me that watching Dr. Woo was akin to watching performance art. While attendees milled about looking at the art and clothes, Dr. Woo was patiently tattooing a lucky fan, oblivious to everything around him and completely focused on his work. It was in this space that I got a chance to talk to Dr. Woo — mid-tattoo, no less — about his trip to Hong Kong, how he got to working with Edison Chen, and what he thinks the future holds in store.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Trendlet: Finger tattoos, once off limits, now a trendlet
by Elizabeth Wellington
There was a time when even the most confident of ink-wearers feared that hand tattoos would render them forever unemployable. No more. Tattoo artists are routinely etching letters below knuckles to create words (among the most popular is love). And graphics just above the nail bed - such as shamrocks, musical clefs, and ankhs - are favorite tiny tats. Some couples have wedding bands tattooed on their fingers. And hearts, punctuation marks, card symbols, and celestial bodies decorate the sides of fingers.

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Posted by: Sarah on Monday, March 23, 2015
New tattoo parlour opens
by The Hamilton Spectator
Hamilton, Ontario -- Hess Village is the site of a new tattoo parlour. Grey Harbour Tattoo has opened at 78 George St. after being approved by the city's health board. It is operated by artists Rob Vino, Sherlane White and Tom Penny. The trio previously worked at Mata Mata Studios before it shut down. Clients have already come to the business since it opened its doors March 18.

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Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, March 22, 2015
Body Modification Artist Steve Haworth inspires "parrot man"
by Western Daily Press
I met Ted last week when he went for a 'branding' at Piercings 4 U in Knowle and had a peace sign expertly burned onto his shoulder with a 750°c iron. His appearance is startling to say the least and he currently boasts more than 50 piercings in his face and ears and there was clearly a lot more to this man. There will be plenty who have seen Ted with one of his beloved parrots on his shoulder in town or even on the bus but perhaps few who really know him.

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Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, March 21, 2015
Island tattoo whisperer helps cancer survivors
by Julie Bertrand
Victoria, BC -- Errington resident Samantha Rae would never dare cut someone's hair but she has no problem tattooing clients at her home studio. Since 2013, the tattoo artist has been helping people cover their scars and blemishes with meaningful and intricate designs. "It's an amazing thing to see clients look past scar tissue," she said. "You can mask your old hangups and difficult times by giving yourself a fresh new look." Rae first started her arts career in 2002 by doing makeup, airbrush art and body paint for special events, advertising, movies and television pilots in Vancouver.

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Posted by: Sarah on Friday, March 20, 2015
How To Tell Your Parents You Have A Tattoo
by Rachel Simon
So you’ve decided you’re getting a tattoo. You’ve picked out the quote or image, have figured out exactly where you want it to go, and have bragged/vented to all your friends about how excited/terrified you are about having it done. The only step left is actually making the trip to the tattoo parlor, because everything else — figuring out how you’re going to dress it up, choosing the perfect Instagram filter, deciding when and how to tell your parents you have a tattoo — can come later, right?

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Posted by: Sarah on Friday, March 20, 2015
Who’s That Girl? Meet Fernanda Ly, the Pink-Haired Model
by Liana Satenstein
As model Fernanda Ly leans against a Pepto pink backdrop in SoHo on a recent Monday afternoon, a pair of passersby stroll past and crane their necks—twice. The bubbly Australian beauty had better get used to it: She inspired a similar double-take reaction last week when she walked the Louis Vuitton runway in Paris, where her rose-colored hair set her apart instantly from a sea of leggy blonde and brunette counterparts, prompting a “who’s that girl?” refrain amongst showgoers seated inside Nicolas Ghesquière’s hypermodern set. As it turns out, there were no pre-show trips to the salon or last-minute gimmicks leading up to Ly’s statement-making debut at the fashion house’s fall show. The eighteen-year-old model has always taken her hair into her own hands.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The 9 Emotional Stages Of Getting A Tattoo
by Katie Patton
Last month, I put my big girl panties on, marched myself right through the doors of the New York City tattoo parlor Wooster Social Club, and got inked. While it wasn’t my first tattoo job, I hadn’t been tatted since college — when I sat still for all of 90 seconds for what my brother lamented was a “minuscule” tattoo that barely even counted — so I had all sorts of feels about the situation. I thought I was going to be totally cool, rolling up to the Soho shop with a little extra swag in my step.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Bamboo tattoo: Southeast Asia’s ancient bamboo art
by Lea Hutchins
It felt like continually being stung by tiny little bees. Or perhaps even like rolling around in a bed of fire ants. But then it would stop, and for a moment I could take a deep breath because just as quickly, it would begin again. This continued over and over — for almost three hours. As painful and uncomfortable as that may sound, I quickly settled into the rhythm, alternating between focusing on my breathing and periodically asking questions of the man who was meticulously jabbing ink-covered sharpened bamboo into my flesh...

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Posted by: Sarah on Monday, March 16, 2015
Face Jewelry: From the Relics to the Runway
by Diana Nguyen
At one point, facial jewelry was a symbol of anti-establishment street culture, and at others, a sign of avant-garde beauty. In some cultures, face jewelry may be a way to honor a goddess, and in others, a way to rebel. Recently, face jewelry even made headlines at Paris Fashion Week as one of the show-stopping beauty looks of the season. Whether you love or hate it, one thing is for sure: Face bling has been and will be around for a very long time.

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Posted by: Sarah on Monday, March 16, 2015
Tips For Nose Piercing
by Asha
Though it seems to be nothing but a tiny hole, tips during nose piercing are necessary to see a safe and hygienic recovery. Yes, you need to give your nose that recovery period. Precaution is required when you go for nose piercing. In fact these precautions during nose piercing start even before you land up at the clinic. So what are those precautions? They may seem to be very basic but go a long way in helping you have a safe, secure, hygienic and trouble free nose pierce.

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Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, March 15, 2015
New Tattoo Trend: White Ink
by Justine Figueroa
White ink is trending the tattoo world. Lovers of this style are sporting more subtle versions of what would be bold and intricate color tattoos. Although you may not catch them at first glance, these gorgeous tattoos are something you'll want to take a closer look at.

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Posted by: Sarah on Friday, March 13, 2015
Body Modification
by Danielle Carlson
Getting a tattoo or piercing can be exciting, but there’s a lot of responsibility involved as well. Before you go under the needle, you should learn what it means to have body modification done, and precautions to take so that you can have a safe and worthwhile experience with them. Body modification is the deliberate altering of human anatomy or phenotype, such as, and not limited to, tattoos and body piercings.

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Posted by: Sarah on Friday, March 13, 2015
Regret getting inked? A low-cost tattoo removal solution is in the works
by Wency Leung
Oops. That dolphin tattoo on the small of your back, the misspelled declaration of “love forevre,” that tribal symbol your ex convinced you to ink on your bicep – that wasn’t a good idea after all. Anyone with a regrettable tattoo (and there are many of you out there) has typically had limited options: either dress in long sleeves and turtlenecks year round, add more ink to cover up your original mistake, or fork over big bucks and grit your teeth for multiple laser tattoo removal sessions.

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Posted by: Sarah on Friday, March 13, 2015
Seymour gallery explores tattooing as art
by Erin McPhee
Vancouver, BC -- The Seymour Art Gallery's current exhibition, Tattoo, seeks to showcase, in a gallery setting, the impressive work being done by local tattoo artists. "This is work that you can see bit by bit on the streets - a glimpse of a beautiful tattoo on someone's wrist holding the pole on the bus, or flash of tattooed sleeve as you pass someone in the hallway - but it's very impressive to see it all laid bare on the gallery's walls," says gallery director and curator Sarah Cavanaugh.

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Posted by: Sarah on Monday, March 9, 2015
Tattoo removal products risk scars, skin irritation
by CBC News
Tattoo removal gels and creams are linked to a risk of scarring and skin irritation, Health Canada warns. The regulator said Tuesday it received four separate reports of reactions related to tattoo removal products in the fall of 2014. Products include gels, creams or solutions applied on the skin or injected with a tattoo needle. Tattoo removal products work to fade or lighten tattoo ink or draw the ink to the surface of the skin, causing a scab that eventually falls away, Health Canada said.

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Posted by: Sarah on Monday, March 9, 2015
Video: Hand poked tattoo artist goes to work
by Canada.com
Edmonton, Alberta -- Edmonton-born tattoo artist Jenna Bouma uses the hand poked method of tattooing as opposed to the electronic needle method. She shows you how in this video from the Edmonton Journal.

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Posted by: Sarah on Friday, March 6, 2015
9 Things You Should Never Say To Someone With Piercings
by Vanesa Pacheco
By the time I was 18, I had eleven piercings and had also begun stretching my ears. I loved how each new earring adorned my face. I also loved the idea that, if I ever got bored, I could always add some more piercings or simply remove them. I love all of my piercings and have yet to regret getting any of them done. I do, however, hate the commentary and questions. It’s been seven years since I’ve gotten my first “unconventional” piercing that sparked the beginning of the incessant remarks. And as I’ve added more to my body, the worse they’ve become.

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Posted by: Sarah on Friday, March 6, 2015
What are micro dermal piercings?
by Port Perry Star
Port Perry, Ontario -- In addition to having a talented team of tattoo artists, Inked Impressions is also home to an experienced piercer. In recent years, body piercing has become very popular and it's not uncommon to see someone with a pierced nose, eyebrow or bellybutton. Now, more and more people are looking into getting dermal or micro dermal piercings. This type of piercing is more like an implant than a traditional piercing.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Reasons You Should Definitely Date Someone With a Tattoo
by Kate Hakala
Tattoos are officially the new normal. That might be because getting inked does not signify living an unconventional lifestyle or having fringe values. In fact, tattoos indicate many wonderful qualities about a person, particularly in the context of relationships. Here are some reasons, according to science, that people with tattoos may actually be the greatest to date.

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