Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Are You On Board With the Latest Face Piercing Trend?
by Christina Pellegrini
Septum rings have officially fully saturated the mainstream. And if you ask the internet, they've got some pretty harsh words on the subject. Actually you don't have to ask them, they'll tell you their opinions unsolicited. The next piercing trend doesn't travel far from the septum ring, but it's not something we've seen much of before, and it's a little more subtle (grandma won't even see it if you keep your mouth closed!).
Posted by: Sarah on Monday, November 23, 2015 Why do some tattoo artists balk at dark skin?
by Isha Aran
While tattooing dark skin requires some finesse, it’s a skill that artists can master with a little effort, according to the experts I spoke with. Tattoo artists’ reticence to work on people of color likely stems from their training (or lack thereof) in technique and application, combined with their general understanding of color theory. “There’s no difference in terms of the way the skin will take up color,” Eric Bernstein, a laser surgeon and clinical associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, explained to me. “The only difference is the melanin just gets in the way of seeing the ink.”
Posted by: Sarah on Monday, November 23, 2015 People Are Actually Permanently Tattooing Their Eyeballs
by Gillian Fuller
There are only so many places on the body to get a tattoo.
You’d think by now we’ve seen it all, but, you’d be wrong. A new and terrifying trend is taking the body-art world by storm: Eyeball tattoos. The body-art practice began a couple of years ago, with tattoo artist Luna Cobra injecting his corneas with colored dye in an attempt to mimic characters from the movie “Dune.” The trend’s popularity has steadily increased ever since.
Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, November 21, 2015 Here's What You Need to Know If You Want a Nipple Piercing
by Lexi Novak
How much do nipple piercings hurt? "On a scale of 1 to 10, I'd put it at a 3. Most ear piercings are a 2. The septum is an easy 2, and the nostril maybe a 3. It's the preconceived notions and fear that build up anxiety in people, but once it happens, they're usually like, 'Oh, it's different than I thought.'" [Editor's note: We've heard from multiple sources that nipple-piercing pain is closer to a 6, but with the bonus of a serious endorphin rush.]
Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, November 19, 2015 Sunset Hair Is the New Beauty Trend and We Just Kind of Want It All to Stop
by Emily Gaynor
A beauty editor’s plea.. I like to change my hair color. I’m a beauty editor, so it’s actually part of the job. While I don’t show up to work every week with a different shade of the rainbow (Kylie Jenner style), I have experimented with many shades of brunette, blonde, ombré and, most recently, red. I love looking at pics of celebs and real people who play with multi-colored hues, but I’ve never been down that rabbit hole. Still, I can’t get enough of seeing the electric colors and mesmerizing combinations that colorists are able to achieve today — magic! But there is one thing that I just can’t get on board with. Color trends. Most recently, “new” trends in hair color are emerging every single day.
Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, November 19, 2015 Noah Babcock, professional piercer
by Renée Chavez
When I was a kid, my father was one of those guys that had a bunch of National Geographics laying around the house. So even from a very young age, I remember being fascinated with all of the modifications and decorations that these cultures were doing. When I was in high school was when body piercing as a trend started to take hold and started to become more popular faster and faster. Through sort of riding that wave, going to studios with friends, meeting some piercers and already having this interest in it, it just all sort of meshed together.
Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 15 Single Ear Piercing Ideas To Meet Your Jewelspiration Needs
by Summer Arlexis
These days, it is not uncommon to see ears full of mixed and matched piercing combinations, from industrial bars to rooks to tragus hoops. I, too, am guilty of having ears full of novelty single ear piercings and to be honest, I've been itching for another (currently on the fence about starting a triple forward helix). As many preteens do, I began begging my mom for more piercings at age 12. A few straight-A report cards later, she rewarded me with a trip to get my second holes at Claire's in the mall, where I was on display for all to see that needle gun puncture my precious lobes.
Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Got Ink? Tattoo Artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy Leaves His Mark on Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus
by Edward Barsamian
You may not know his name, but you most certainly know his work: Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy has left his mark on Rihanna, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus. The 29-year-old is the most famous tattoo artist in the world, or, better yet, tattoo artist to the most famous in the world. Now McCurdy is about to become a lot more well known, with the publication on November 17 of Bang Bang: My Life in Ink (HarperCollins). The book, McCurdy’s first, chronicles his rise and, along with it, the evolution of the tattoo into fashion statement.
Posted by: Sarah on Monday, November 16, 2015 Why You Should Never Get Your Ears Pierced at the Mall
by Samantha Escobar
Seems innocent, right? You want to get your or your kid's ears pierced and you figure, I'll just head on down to the mall and get it done at one of those kiosks or affordable accessory shops. But unfortunately, that's a not-so-smart move. Why, you ask? It's dangerous, say experts. So before you head to a retail store for a quick ear piercing, read up on why you should go to a professional piercing studio instead.
Posted by: Sarah on Monday, November 16, 2015 This Will Be 2016's Biggest Piercing Trend
by Stephanie Saltzman
You know how it seems like just about every cool girl and model and cool-girl model got a septum piercing this year? Chances are J. Colby Smith is the man behind it. He's a piercing artist in New York City who works out of piercing mecca New York Adorned, and he's responsible for the scores of celebrity piercings (Zoë Kravitz, Imaan Hammam, Abbey Lee Kershaw, and Sky Ferreira are all among his clientele) that have been fueling the more-holes-the-better craze lately. "I try to be on the forefront of trends, rather than following them," says Smith. "I do some things for a while, and then when that gets exhausted, I move on to other things." He let me in on what he thinks the next major piercing trend will be, how to look cool but not "too crazy," and how get a great piercing—even if you don't live in New York City.
Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, November 14, 2015 Can Daith Piercings Stop Migraines?
by Rachel Moss
Living with migraines can be a complete nightmare. The severe headache usually appears as a throbbing pain at the front or side of the head and often causes feelings of nausea, vomiting and increased sensitivity to light or sound. But a growing number of migraine sufferers believe they may have found an unusual way to ease symptoms: daith piercings. A daith piercing is a piercing in the innermost cartilage fold of the ear. Advocates say it works in the same way as acupuncture, targeting pressure points on the body's surface to ease discomfort.
Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, November 14, 2015 Artist Scott Campbell Turns Blind Trust Into Tattoos
by Alex Williams
It was hard to place the look on John Gachot's face as he was seated on a draped chair next to a wall in a downtown Manhattan art gallery, his right arm stuffed through a hole the size of a discus for minute after excruciating minute. "I like the idea of chance, and trust," said Mr. Gachot, an interior designer. He had better. The right arm that would emerge an hour later would be a very different appendage, containing a free, sizable, new tattoo courtesy of the tattoo artist turned fine artist Scott Campbell.
Posted by: Sarah on Monday, November 9, 2015 Bautista's bat flip and the perils of timely tattoos
by CBC News
Just hours after slugger Jose Bautista made an indelible mark in Toronto Blue Jays history with his now-famous bat flip, Byran Bevins sought to make the moment even more permanent. The factory worker from Oshawa, Ont., got a tattoo of Bautista doing his celebratory bat toss in Game 5 of the series versus the Texas Rangers — less than 24 hours after it happened.
Posted by: Sarah on Monday, November 9, 2015 We Got Temporary Tattoos and No One Could Tell They Were Fake
by Deepa Lakshmn
The look of a permanent tattoo, the lifetime of a temporary one” — it sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? A tattoo that looks 100% real but doesn’t require decades of commitment. These are the words Momentary Ink, a new temporary tattoo company, boasts on their website. The service, which launched last Tuesday (Nov. 3), delivers customized fake tats to your doorstop so you can try out ’em out for a few days before taking the plunge and getting them inked for real (or not).
Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, November 8, 2015 The Pros & Cons Of Getting A Tongue Piercing
by Jen Schildgen
Overjoyed and filled with youthful enthusiasm, my roommates and I called a reputable tattoo and piercing parlor, made an appointment, and piled into a car. The trip was short, the piercing was smooth, and despite a rather large wave of initial anxiety while I sat waiting for the piercer to grab my tongue in the little sterile pincer, everything went according to plan. As time went on, I learned to love my tongue piercing.
Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, November 8, 2015 Body mod’s in the workplace
by Cristo Torres
Generally, body modification like piercings and tattoos are becoming more widely accepted. Piercings in particular are starting to become the norm and have been gaining mainstream popularity since the late 1960s. However, while people might be getting used to them in public, there tends to be a hard time accepting piercings in the work place, as they usually have to be removed. Why do we have to remove them? This question is always answered with the same response, “We have to show professionalism in the workplace.” You can still be professional and have piercings — it’s not like the piercings will affect how employees act at work.
Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, November 5, 2015 Nipple Piercings:Every Question You've Ever Had, Answered
by Fiona Day
Ever wanted to get your nipples pierced but not sure what to expect? After years of contemplating a nipple piercing, I decided to bite the bullet and take the needle earlier this year. Thinking it would be a ‘hot’ addition to my bikini body and that it would boost my confidence, I took the plunge and toddled to the piercing studio on my lunch break.
Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, November 5, 2015 Remember All Those Piercing Trends? Yeah, They're Basically All Back
by Rachel Zuckerman
Whether worn as a sign of rebellion, a fashion statement or a cultural tradition, piercings have long been an idiosyncratic way to express ourselves. Certain body parts are obviously more traditional; at this point, earrings aren't trendy so much as a rite of passage (even for babies) and the nose ring has proven consistent. But lately, numerous piercing trends we long thought dead (at least from "mainstream fashion") are back in vogue.
Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 These Tattoos Fonts Are Best For Wordy Ink That Looks Amazing
by Amy Sciarretto
Some of the most personal tattoos are those with words or script incorporated into the overall piece or those that are comprised solely of words without much other visual embellishment, so finding the best fonts for tattoos is key when planning some new ink. When you factor a favorite saying, song lyric, or film dialogue quote into a tattoo, it's instantly customized and such a personal representation of you! So it's of critical importance for tattoos with words to be in legible fonts and for the words to be in a crisp, clear, properly sized script.
Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 The Artist Behind James Franco's 'Tattoo' of Emma Watson
by Mary Alice Franklin
Earlier this week, James Franco duped fans -- and publications from Elle Magazine to TV Guide -- into thinking he got a tattoo of Emma Watson on his neck. A black and white Instagram photo of Franco clearly showed a carefully placed, highly-visible tattoo of Watson with the caption "I <3 Hermione," and the internet freaked. But those who are extra attentive would have seen the red flag from the start: the caption was followed by "Ink by @indiangiver." Artist Cheyenne Randall, whose Instagram handle is @IndianGiver, reimagines what famous movie and music icons would look like in an alternate reality -- that is, if they were covered in tattoos.