The World’s Best Tattoos Just Might Be Centuries Old

The World’s Best Tattoos Just Might Be Centuries Old

By Katherine Brooks

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Oh, the tattoo. From an innocuous badge inked ever so carefully on one’s back to a blanket of color flowing from the shoulders to the ankles, the world has proven the tradition of permanently adorning the body with artwork is here to stay. Hidden from sight or paraded in public, designed by professionals or picked and poked by amateurs, humans…

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The Lesson of the Needle

The Lesson of the Needle

By Aimee Heckel

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n-TATTOOS-large570I try to relax into the needle scraping across my skin.

Accept the discomfort with love, I keep telling myself, knowing that love is the opposite of fear, and that any drop of fear will destroy this experience. If I let fear cloud me now, I am going to miss the message.

Any rational human would say I should be scared.

I have given my entire back to…

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

By Deb Yarian

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By Don Yarian

The first thing out of my mouth when a couple says ” We’ve decided to have a baby ” is usually “Congratulations” not ” What happens if you get a divorce?”

I wish as many obstetricians counseled their patients against having babies using the same reasoning as some tattooers do when they advise their customers against getting a partner’s name – “What happens if you…

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Why Tattooing Is Universal

Why Tattooing Is Universal

Maori face paint (Ralph Orlowski/Reuters)

National Geographic photographer explains why many cultures view the body as a blank canvas.

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ASPEN, Colo.—Tattooing, when you think about it, is like smiling: Nearly every culture does it, but not always for the same reason.

In a given society, the motivation for covering oneself in paint, ink, or even scars…

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Tattoo by Jill Bonny. @jillbonny #jillbonny #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.

Tattoo by Jill Bonny. @jillbonny #jillbonny #tattooculturemagazine #tcm #followtcm #tattooartistmagazine #tam #followtam #tattoo #tattoos #tattooed #ink #art ••• This account is managed by @nicki_tam. Please send submissions to nicki@ tattooartistmagazine.com.