Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
People Are Now Tattooing Their Armpits
by Jeryl Lippe
People do some pretty painful things in the name of fashion and beauty. Whether they’re going under the knife, getting pierced, or trying out the latest chemical peel, humans like to tweak a lot of different areas of the body — but what about armpits?! Well lately, Instagram users have been taking to the social media platform to show off their underarm tattoos… and honestly, they look painful...

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Whistler tattoo artist inks tiny trees to raise money for wildfire relief
by Haley Ritchie
Wildfires move fast, but so does Whistler Village tattoo artist Kelsey Bareham. Wanting to help friends in the interior affected by the recent destructive wildfires, the artist is tattooing tiny trees to raise money for the Red Cross. On July 16 Bareham came up with 12 small tree designs, and announced an emergency fundraiser taking place at her shop, Whistler Tattoo Company. She said the trees would be available for donation, with money going towards wildfire relief.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, July 18, 2017
16 Things You Should Know Before Getting a Nipple Piercing
by Carina Hsieh
Nipple piercings have gone from "Please don't tell my mom" to commonplace now that, like, every celebrity has one. From Rihanna to Kendall Jenner, nipple piercings are basically the new nose ring. But what should you know before getting one? Joshua Zuckerman, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Manhattan who specializes in breast reconstruction, and professional piercer Maria Tash of Venus by Maria Tash explain everything you need to know about nipple piercings.

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Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, July 16, 2017
Scarification is one of the most extreme forms of body modification
by Matthew Dunn
Imagine having a stranger cut or burn your skin with the hope to leave a permanent disfigurement that will remain visible on your body for the rest of your natural life. It might sound like a horrid act of vengeance carried out by members of an outlaw motorcycle gang, but it’s actually a voluntary body modification procedure known as scarification. With one in five Australians now tattooed, the art form is no longer considered a form of rebellion, leaving people looking for new ways to push the boundaries of what is acceptable.

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Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, July 16, 2017
Tattoos: Safe or another body toxin?
by Suzanne Downing
Few consumers know of the health risks of having ink embedded in the lower layers of their skin. It’s an issue not widely studied with any scientific rigor. We’ve compiled some food for thought culled from the FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors and other medical sources: Although it’s rare, you can get serious infections from equipment that isn’t sterile, or infections from ink contaminated with bacteria or mold. Using non-sterile water to dilute the pigments (ingredients that add color) is a common culprit, although not the only one.

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Posted by: Sarah on Sunday, July 16, 2017
Is Hiding Body Art During Interviews, Then Revealing It on the Job, Deceptive?
by Michele Poacelli
hat should a company do if, after she is hired, an employee alters her physical presentation in such a way that the employer worries clients or customers might find it offensive? Is it misleading for an applicant to hide tattoos or piercings during a job interview, then reveal them on the job? What recourse does an employer have? Body art is ubiquitous. According to a February 2016 survey from The Harris Poll, tattoos are especially prevalent among younger Americans, with nearly one-half of Millennials (47 percent) and over one-third of Generation X respondents (36 percent) saying they have at least one.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
8 Piercings You're Going to See Everywhere This Year
by Hannah Baxter
It seems like every other week someone in the Coveteur office walks through the door sporting a brand-new piercing. Which leads to all of us running out to add another one to our collection. Piercings really are addicting! Many of us have our ears (and a few noses) thoroughly stacked with jewelry—because more is always better—but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to see all the different options out there. With so many new styles and combinations of piercings available, we figured it was time to consult an expert before adding more adornments to our bodies.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6 Piercing And Tattoo Ideas For Women Who Pride Themselves On Being Unique
by Marquaysa Battle
Changing up your look is like a summer tradition.Some of us take new seasons to explore our favorite celebrity hairstyles that inspire new cuts, colors, and luxurious extensions. When we aren't focusing on our hair, we're updating our summer wardrobes. But, body modifications are arguably the most exciting ways to celebrate the summer with style. Of course, they might mean you have to avoid the pool for a bit while your tattoos and piercings heal, but that does nothing to take away the awesomeness of getting new body art.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Can Breastfeeding Moms Get Piercings?
by Cat Bowen
Like many millennials, I'm fairly tatted up and pierced. My nose is pierced, the inner shell of my ear is pierced, my tongue was pierced, both ears have four piercings, and . . . other areas are also pierced. None of them were done while I was breastfeeding my children, but can breastfeeding moms get piercings, or is this something else those who nurse have to wait on? I do know what it's like to want to change something big after you had a baby.

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Posted by: Sarah on Friday, July 7, 2017
Should teachers be able to have tattoos?
by Harriet Swain
The recent hot weather has posed a problem for headteachers wondering whether to let staff roll up their sleeves and display their body artwork. Is it a tattoo issue, or middle class snobbery, or is it what the content is? My view is that staff need to present themselves as professionals – that’s what they are. We have spoken to students and they don’t give a damn. We have spoken to parents and some say you shouldn’t have them on a teacher.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, July 6, 2017
Get Your Kid's Ears Pierced at a Tattoo Shop Because They Know What They're Doing
by Michelle Woo
I got my ears pierced when I was 10. My aunt took me to Claire’s at the mall, where I browsed a display of birthstone earrings, picked out a sparkly crystal pair, and then sat in a chair and hugged the giant comfort bear as a young employee aimed at my lobes with a piercing gun. Thirty seconds later, I had pierced ears! Three days after that, I had crusty green stuff coming out of said pierced ears, and it sucked. Fortunately, for the piercees of today, the warning has been made clear: Don’t get a hole put in your body by some teenager at the mall, for chrissakes.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, July 6, 2017
Earlobe Reconstruction Surgery to Repair Stretched Lobes Is Trending
by Sarah Kinonen
Stretching one's ears (or another pierced body part) involves a process wherein slightly larger jewelry is installed into the earlobes to create larger-than-typical-pierced holes, explains John Joyce, a piercing artist and the owner of Scarab Body Arts in Syracuse, New York. If someone with stretched lobes has come to a point in their life where they no longer desire the elasticized look, there's a surprisingly easy fix: a quick snip procedure called earlobe reconstruction. And apparently, it's been gaining traction in the plastic surgery space.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
HoloTats are the temporary tattoos that come to life
by Marisa Losciale
Take temporary tattoos to a whole new dimension (literally) with HoloTats. HoloTats are like the temporary tattoos you covered yourself in as a child, except they’re way better. HoloTats use augmentated reality to bring the body art to life. These temporary tattoos get applied just like any other. Pick your desired placement, stick it there and add a little water before removing the backing. Making your HoloTat come to life is just as easy as the application process. Simply download the free app, scan the tattoo and watch it become active!

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Watch These Slow-Motion Videos of Piercings
by Sarah Wu
It's no secret that the Internet has a mystifying fascination with watching things in slow motion. From hot knives slicing through lip balms to swirls of slime and metallic makeup, slowing things down can put a whole new perspective on your feed. (In fact, we discovered this firsthand when we got behind the camera to investigate liquid beauty.) So, we can't say we were all that surprised when we scrolled through our Facebook feeds and came across a slow-motion piercing video by Refinery29.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
13 Cute, Unique Piercings To Get With Your Sister When You Crave A Change
by Rachel Chapman
Your sister also totally gets when you're stuck in a rut, and she helps you get through it. When you're in need of a change in your life, she's your go-to person to vent to. I don't know about you, but when I'm dying to switch up my hair color, my sister always wants to join in on the fun. So, if you have a special sisterhood bond like I do with my other half, a really great thing to do together is to consider matching piercings, of course.

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Posted by: Sarah on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Powerful Photos Show Former Gang Members Without Tattoos
by Sarah Ruiz-Grossman
One photographer is hoping to counter misconceptions about former gang members by showing what they’d look like without the tattoos for which people often misjudge them. In the photo series ”Skin Deep,” Steven Burton takes images of former gang members, and digitally alters them to remove the tattoos, placing the before-and-after images side by side. “I did it for people to not be intimidated by gang tattoos, so they take time to listen to people’s stories,” Burton said.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Tattoos on earlobes are the latest trend to sweep social media
by Daily Mail
If you're torn between getting a new piercing or a tattoo then why not settle for something in the middle? There appears to be a sudden surge in people asking for tattoos on their earlobes - and the results are pretty and delicate designs that last a lifetime. Body art enthusiasts have been taking to Instagram to showcase their new tattoos using hashtags and they are proving to be incredibly popular.

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Posted by: Sarah on Wednesday, June 28, 2017
3 Things to Consider Before Getting a Tattoo
by Cassidy Camp
The first thing to consider is content. Some people that think that tattoos need to have the secrets of the universe held within them, otherwise they’re not meaningful enough to put on your body. I think that you can get anything you like, even if you just think it’s pretty, as long as you’re willing to have it on your body for the rest of your life. The thing to remember is that tattoos are permanent and that removing them isn’t always effective. With that in mind, take a week or two before making an appointment to decide if you’d actually want the tattoo forever.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Exploring the underground world of tattooing in Cuba
by Hatzel Vela
With fewer Americans visiting Cuba under President Donald Trump's new policy, private businesses on the island are fearing less profits. A lack in tourism could also lead to a lack in materials to run a successful business. "They're almost like outlaw artists," Amigo Skate Cuba founder Rene Lecour said about tattoo artists on the island. "They don't feel like that they're taken seriously as artists." Tattooing is illegal in Cuba and not recognized by the state.

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Posted by: Sarah on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
'Tattoo Schools' Are The Latest Scam Plaguing The Art Industry
by Kimberly B. Johnson
Another day, another strange scam aiming to completely bastardize the art industry. Today, we take a look at the 'tattoo schools' taking hold in the country and the tattoo artists protesting the for-profit institutions. There are hundreds of ponzi and pyramid schemes in the country that have tons of your Facebook friends looking silly, but the newest and most unexpected has arrived in the form of paid tattoo schools which aim to take the historic tradition and context right out of the tattoo industry.

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