Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, February 17, 2018
This Artist Built a Tattoo Parlor Dedicated to Black Pride
by Ariela Gitten
Doreen Garner is holding court in Brooklyn at “Invisible Man Tattoo,” an exhibition and performance in the guise of a neighborhood tattoo shop. “This is probably the closest I’m ever going to get to being a surgeon,” she tells me, with a little laugh. For the multidisciplinary artist, whose sculpture and installation work focuses on the body, medicine, and violence, tattooing seemed like a logical step, a way to marry mark-making with living flesh.

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Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, February 17, 2018
Valentine's Day 2018: Why tattooing your lover's name has always been a bad idea
by Stephen Crabbe
Every Valentine’s Day we are reminded about the importance of showing our commitment to our lovers – whether we are married to them or not. For some people this might mean getting a tattoo of their lover’s name (or initials). No figures are available about the number of people who choose to demonstrate their commitment in this way. But a quick online search will yield tens of thousands of images, videos, discussions and opinion pieces about getting a lover’s name tattooed, dating someone with a tattoo of an ex-lover’s name and the ubiquitous curse of the name tattoo.

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Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, February 17, 2018
Don't Jump the Gun When It Comes to Cartilage Piercings
by Ellyot Chen
To add a successful accessory to your look, it’s important to know the intricacies of ear piercing preparation and care. So, you’ve decided you want to add some more bling to your outfit, but unlike the traditional lobe, you want a cartilage or helix piercing. Even though they have a lot of appeal, it’s important for people to keep in mind that this is not just any ordinary piercing. Cartilage is connective tissue, similar to what connects your nose; it’s thicker than the skin but softer than the bones. Before getting poked, here are several things you should consider.

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Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, February 17, 2018
The "Ghosted" Hair-Color Trend Is Perfect for Spooky Beauty Lovers
by Wendy Sy
Now you see it, now you don’t. That’s the theme of the newest hair-color trend, which is simply called “ghosted hair." We often use the term when we're talking about dating, particularly when you cut things off with someone by being unresponsive when they attempt to contact you, but this new way of getting ghosted is way easier on the ego. What sets this ultra-blonde apart from regular platinum hues is the blend of cold graphite, iridescent quartz, and oyster shades that hide internally in the hair.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Indigenous tattoo revival brings cultural appropriation concerns
by Adina Bresge
Believing a centuries-old Indigenous tradition had been all but erased, Interior Salish tattoo artist Dion Kaszas decided to use his body to resurrect the ways of his ancestors, with a needle and ink. Dot by dot, Kaszas hand-poked pictographs into his thigh and stitched designs into his skin with an ink-soaked thread. He said he had to practise the Indigenous techniques on himself because there was no one left to teach them. But he says that’s now changing.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Septum piercings: are they painful and should you get one?
by Joseph Patrick McCormick
Septum piercings in the past couple of decades have exploded in popularity and have become more normalised in society – but some still worry about facial piercings and ask things like “will a septum piercing hurt?” While body modifications like septum piercings are much more common, questions about having septum piercings at work, piercing aftercare and the sheer pain of the procedure still play on people’s minds. ?

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, February 15, 2018
Chefs' tattoos & the stories behind them
by Lori Fredrich
As body art grows increasingly popular over the years, one trope has bubbled to the top of dining culture: the image of the tattooed "hipster" chef. And it's no surprise; after all, kitchens are one of the places where you are not judged for the art on your hands, your biceps, your neck or your chest. Chefs are hard-working creative, emotional beings whose work is intensely personal. Their senses of humor are often fabulously twisted. And those are just some of the things that make the stories behind their tattoos so engrossing.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, February 15, 2018
These are the stunning ear piercing trends for 2018
by Lauren Windle
These on-trend piercings are a delicate option for people who want a bit of glam. For those of us who change our minds too much for a tattoo, a carefully chosen ear piercing could be the perfect expression of style - that's still reversible. Here are the stunning ear piercings that we're loving for 2018... which is your favourite?

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, February 8, 2018
The conversation to have with teens who want tattoos
by Lynn Mohr
The barista had at least six tattoos ranging in size from a small rose on the inside of his wrist to a half-sleeve depicting a landscape scene. When I asked about them, he smiled and told me each one had a special meaning. Then he rolled up his sleeve to show a disfigured area of skin from an infection on one tattoo on his shoulder. His only regret was not talking with someone knowledgeable about the process — beforehand.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, February 8, 2018
Everything you need to know before getting a septum piercing
by Bronwyn Isaac
etting a piercing is no small decision. Even if you’re a body mod veteran actively planning your next batch of jewelry, it’s crucial to know what you’re getting yourself into. And while there is a great big sea of piercing options, septum piercings have been everywhere for longer than a hot minute. For those unfamilar with this particular piercing, septum piercings run through the thin piece of skin in front of the cartilaginous division of the nasal septum (aka between the nostrils). As with other nose piercings, the jewelry comes in different shapes and sizes, and offerings include everything from rose gold horseshoes to opal studded barbells.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, February 8, 2018
From the Inside Out: Holier’ Than Thou
by Faith Marnecheck
Some people love body piercings, and some people hate them. I have always loved body piercings (I have five ear piercings and one nose ring), but ironically, needles terrify me. Recently, I had been considering a septum piercing, which is a piercing of the area between the two nostrils and typically worn with a ring or horseshoe ring. Choosing the ideal piercing or tattoo shop is as crucial as having a piercer who makes you feel at ease. A bad shop choice on your part could mean the difference between a terrific experience and an anxiety attack.

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Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, January 27, 2018
Can You Get a Tattoo While Breastfeeding?
by Jayme Kennedy
A tattoo is a great way to commemorate a special time or event in your life. And lots of women choose to memorialize their breastfeeding relationship with some permanent ink. But for some women, the breastfeeding relationship can last a long time! Maybe you don’t want to wait until the kid is off the boob before getting your tattoo. So can you get a tattoo while breastfeeding? The answer is a bit complicated, and it may surprise you!

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Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, January 27, 2018
It’s never too late to get a tattoo, an implant – or new senses
by Sandrine Ceurstemont
I don’t have any tattoos. When I was at university, most of my friends got inked. Although I regularly considered it and dabbled with designs on napkins, I was too aware of my fickle tastes, and the likely disapproval from my future self, to take the plunge. In 2017, I started to think about body modification again. There are many more options available today. At a conference last month, futurist Anders Sandberg from the University of Oxford spoke about three different motivations for altering your body: existential reasons, enhancing your senses and improving your cognitive functions.

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Posted by: Sarah on Saturday, January 27, 2018
The Tattoo Industry Is Having Its Own Wrenching, Revelatory #MeToo Moment
by Anna Merlan
Katie was 19 when she went to get her first tattoo, from an artist whose work she’d seen on other people’s bodies and admired. In her memory, nothing “super weird” happened that day, though she remembers the artist being flirtatious. The next two times, when she returned to have a new, larger piece done, she says things were different. “He would very aggressively come on to me, stare at my body in really pointed ways, and grab my ass and touch me while I was getting work done,” Katie, now 24, says. (To protect her privacy, she asked that Jezebel withhold her last name.)

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
An illustrated guide to goth fashion
by Chris Parkin
Goths have been backcombing their hair into gravity-defying styles ever since the subculture emerged from punk in the late '70s. Here are 5 different goth trends that have prevailed down the years. So what is a goth? No, we're not talking about the Germanic Visigoths and Ostrogoths, who controlled large swathes of Europe in the very olden days. We're talking about black-clad, eyeliner-wearing fans of downbeat rock music who enjoy traditional mythology, sci-fi and horror films, dystopian philosophy, and the gothic literature of Horace Walpole, Edgar Allen Poe, Mary Shelley and H.P. Lovecraft. This often nihilistic subculture first sprang out of late '70s punk, but it probably existed even earlier in the wake of darker ritualistic rock 'n' roll bands of the '60s and early '70s.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
China Bans Hip-Hop Culture, Tattoos From Television
by Lauren Rearick
In the wake of hip-hop culture's prevalence in China, the country has announced new restrictions on the genre and its appearance in media. Going forward, television programs in China can reportedly no longer "feature actors with tattoos [or depict] hip-hop culture, sub-culture (non-mainstream culture), and dispirited culture (decadent culture)," Time reported. The ban was enacted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television of the People's Republic of China (SAPPRFT), which oversees China's television, music, movie, and media industries under the direction of the State Council.

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Posted by: Sarah on Monday, January 22, 2018
13 celebrities who have a septum piercing
by Bronwyn Isaac
nce upon a time, septum piercings were considered edgy. Even in the punk and grunge communities where facial piercings were “the look,” going for a septum, especially as a woman, meant you were truly leaning into your inner weirdo. Times have changed, however, and even mainstream celebrities with septum piercings have become more commonplace. Nonetheless, pulling off and owning a septum piercing is still an impressive feat to be lauded. Beyond wielding the confidence that you’ll never have a terrifying sneeze that jams in your piercing, you also have to know exactly which septum ring sizes, styles, and colors complement your face shape.

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Posted by: Sarah on Monday, January 22, 2018
The 6 tattoos people end up regretting the most
by Taylor Markarian
Lasering off your tattoos is much more painful than actually getting tattooed. Don’t put yourself in a position where you regret your tattoo so much that you need to resort to this excruciating and expensive ordeal. These six types of tattoos are the tattoos people end up regretting the most, so if you’re planning on getting them, you should probably think twice. If you’re still not sure what you should do, you’re in luck! We’re also giving you advice on what you should get inked instead.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The ‘snug’ will be 2018’s top piercing trend
by Natasha Patel
Piercing lovers are always finding new places to add some jewellery. But what are snug piercings and where exactly is your snug located? The part of the middle ear located a bit above the anti-tragus is called the snug. The exact position will vary person to person on the shape of their ear. While the piercing looks fab, it's actually one of the hardest places to pierce and has a long healing time. Snug piercings should be healed within six months, sometimes longer depending on your body.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
"Halo Top Hair" Is 2018's First Food-Inspired Hair-Color Trend
by Devon Abelman
Blame Unicorn Frappicinos. After stylists all over the U.S. took cues from the colorful frozen drink, dozens of food-inspired hair-color trends popped up. La Croix, peanut butter and jelly, and champagne followed suit. Now, three days into 2018, Instagram has presented us with the first food-inspired hair-color trend of the year: Halo Top hair. Scruples Hair Care tasked 10 hair stylists with a challenge: create looks based on different flavors of Halo Top with its colorful dyes.

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