Horihiro Mitomo, a Japanese tattoo artist, explains why he sticks to old methods.
Having a tattoo in Japan can get you stereotyped as yakuza, but on one centuries-old pilgrimage near Tokyo, tattoos are respected as they were in the past.
Drivers in the northwestern Chinese city of Lanzhou who are already inked are expected to surgically remove their body art.
Body art in Japan has been negatively linked to crime syndicate culture, but mindsets could be slowly changing.
In the last few months, tattoo artists, laser removal specialists, and anti-hate speech advocates say they’ve received a flood of requests for alterations on racist or hateful tattoos.
We went along to see what people were getting carved into their skin the day after tattoo parlours were allowed to open back up.
We spoke to the man behind @snake___pit, the page that makes you say, "I cannot believe someone has this tattoo of a penis on their one and only human body."
When I got my Harry Potter tattoo, I made the gamble that I'd never be embarrassed by my love of the series. Now, I and thousands of other people who got the same tattoo as I did are trying to figure out how to cover it up.
“It was either stick 'n' poke or starting a vegetable patch, and I reckoned this would get more likes on Instagram.”
Tattoo artists are trained on cross-contamination, sterilization, and disease prevention—but shops across the country remain closed while other businesses reopen.
How people are passing their time during self-isolation with kooky facial hair, stick-and-poke tattoos, hair dye and more.
"I look like a piece of blue cheese. There is very little space left that I can actually reach."