"I can see people staring at me from miles away."
After eight seasons, Ink Master crowned a woman artist, helping to dispel the notion that tattooing is still a male business.
The Field Museum in Chicago is currently showing an exhibition that explores the 5,000-year-old history of tattooing across the globe. It's also literally bringing ink to the museum world in the form of a pop-up tattoo shop.
A Toronto company is letting people design their own realistic-looking tattoos that only last a couple of weeks. Hello, Justin Timberlake on my arm.
"I'm worried someone without context will see my hand on a bus or something and start fearing me... or thinking there are more white supremacists and that they are a bigger threat than they really are."
On this episode of Daily VICE, we accompany a sex trafficking survivor to get a tattoo removed. A pimp had given her the tattoo as a mark of ownership.
Certain local governments want to crack down on "illegal" tattooists, so we asked our friends to show us their best illegal tattoos.
"I thought it would be hilarious to get a gang tattoo with a picture of an uzi, but now I can't take my shirt off on the beach. Joke tattoos are only funny for a little while."
All it takes is a domino, a shoestring, and a sharpened plastic spoon to get a DIY penis implant.
It's not easy finding people with face tattoos, even in New York. There's a lot of baggage that comes with having one—people may see you as a "freak," think you've been involved with some shady stuff, or assume you've been to prison. That's n…
Diamonds are forever, garbage tattoos don't have to be.
For people living with eyeball tattoos, reactions can range from "cool contacts!" to being mistaken for the devil.
From alleged ripped-off designs to massive cover-ups that don't cover up, the UK tattoo community is rallying against the reality TV show.
Teachers and nurses are being turned into part-time spies with the bare minimum of "training."
The exhibit includes wax models of grotesque skin diseases, strips of preserved tattooed skin, and an entire jar of skin pickings.
We spoke to people at Clay Dragon Tattoo Studio, where you can get a Donald Trump tattoo for free, about why they would put the presidential candidate on their body.
"Looking in the mirror always takes some getting used to the day after a show," says frontman Fyl.
Why make precious Christmas memories when you can watch a documentary about an Albanian tattoo artist who works out of an abandoned bunker?
The Swiss-born body modification pro Yann Brenyak has developed an innovative style of tattoo that he describes as "graphic skin removal."
They just want to make sure no one gets murdered by their parents.
If the Labour party loses, a brief moment of hope will live on forever, etched into Kieran Horsfield's flesh.
For his latest series 'Born Too Late', Sydney photographer Jesse Lizotte spent time with the infamous Japanese gangsters.
There's no such thing as an objectively bad tattoo, just idiots with dumb ideas.
"I remember this guy came into the studio with no tattoos and wanted a sperm coming out of each corner of his mouth."