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A Tattoo Kit Made From Human Bones Has Been Dated at 2,700 Years Old

The lead archaeologists behind the discovery says the tools would have been "a lot more painful."
Edoardo Liotta
3.7.19
Tattoo

NBA Fans Fly 36 Hours for These Hyper Realistic Tattoos of Their Idols

New Zealander Steve Butcher on how he gets the skin tributes so life-like.
Hussein Moses
2.8.19
Photography

Portraits of Gang Members With Their Tattoos Digitally Removed

"I hope these photos give the public a chance to see these people for who they really are."
Mirjana Milovanovic
1.31.19
Culture

Ariana Grande Is Literally the Pokémon Eevee, So Her Tattoo Is Perfect

Sassy? Check. Flouncy (pony)tail? Check.
Nicole Clark
1.15.19
Culture

Photos That Celebrate Being South Asian and Queer

Henna collective Huq That is queering and modernizing the ancient body art.
Sara Radin
1.14.19
Culture

How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women From Sexual Slavery In World War II

A local marriage tradition in the island of Timor helped these women escape from becoming comfort women during Japanese occupation.
Kathleen Malay
Rizky Rahad
1.10.19
Culture

Inside the Underground Subculture of Female Korean Tattoo Artists

Although tattooing is illegal in South Korea, these brave women sacrifice safety for art.
Tim Chan
10.28.18
Culture

Face Tattoos are the New Normal

From historical significance to candy pink dreadlocked Soundcloud rappers, the face tattoo has come a long way, and now it’s all over your mates. Better get used to them!
Annie Lord
8.10.18
prejudice

Why It's More Important Now Than Ever Before to Challenge Your Own Prejudices

We talked to people who are often judged because of how they look about how harmful ignorance can be.
Sattwika Duhita
5.25.18
Tattoo

Ex-Migrant Laborers from Sulawesi Tell Us the Stories Behind Their Tattoos

From 1970 to early 1990s, thousands of young Sulawesi natives left their hometown hoping to find better opportunities. Their experiences, good and bad, are marked forever on their skin.
Eko Rusdianto
3.30.18
Tattoo

Photos from Inside Thailand's 'Magic' Tattoo Festival

At a Buddhist ceremony called Wai Kru, thousands of people line up for tattoos that give them superpowers.
Adryel Talamantes
3.14.18
japan

The Tattooist for the Yakuza Explains Why Tattoos Should Never Be Seen

"When something becomes a fashion, it isn’t fascinating anymore."
Mahmood Fazal
11.16.17
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