Tattoos

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Hong Kong Protesters Are Getting Tattoos That Represent Their Struggle

Tattoo artists across the city are getting requests for designs that feature symbols of the protests like umbrellas, gas masks, and Hong Kong’s floral emblem.
Meera Navlakha
8.19.19
Culture

These Hong Kong Youth Aren't Afraid To Show Off Their Ink

i-D talks to five artists that are trying to break the stigma around tattoo culture.
Emma Russell
7.12.19
Tattoos

Indonesian Prisoners Are Turning to Religion and Removing Their Tattoos

With tattoos considered forbidden in Islam, religious groups are converting Indonesian prisoners through free tattoo removal.
Muhammad Ishomuddin
7.12.19
Tattooing

The Tattoo Industry Doesn't Have to Be Dominated By Straight White Men

Instagram has allowed women and people of colour in the UK and US to build alternative routes into a career that has traditionally excluded them.
Aimee Cliff
7.11.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Air New Zealand Lifts Staff Tattoo Ban Over Fears of Māori Discrimination

As of September 1, all new and existing staff will be allowed to have non-offensive tattoos visible when wearing their uniform.
Gavin Butler
6.12.19
Tattoos

'Game of Thrones' Super Fans Explain Their 'GoT' Tattoos

"I wanted to get tattoo because I'm obsessed with 'Game of Thrones', and also because why not?"
Tom Usher
5.5.19
Tattoos

This Tattoo Artist Inks Whatever He Wants on His Clients

Hundreds of people from around the world have trusted Monty Richthofen to pick whatever tattoo he thinks best represents them.
Tim Geyer
3.20.19
Tattoos

People Talk About the Tattoos That Outlasted The Relationships They Celebrated

"Think of it as a marker of an important moment in your story, good or bad."
Ellen Falconer
2.4.19
Dumb Shit

Ariana Grande's Ridiculous Tattoo Drama Is Killing Me

Ariana Grande accidentally got a tattoo that said "small charcoal grill" in Japanese. Then, she tried to fix it. Except she accidentally made it worse.
Shaad D’Souza
2.4.19
WTF

Ariana Grande's New Japanese "7 Rings" Tattoo Actually Says “Barbecue Grill"

Yet another reminder to not get a tattoo in a language you, yourself, cannot read.
Bettina Makalintal
1.31.19
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
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Inside The Billion Dollar Korean Beauty Industry

In i-D’s latest video series, tattoo artist and activist Grace Neutral explores how younger generations are challenging traditional views around beauty and body image across the world. Through a number of dramatic body modifications, Grace has evolved...
i-D Staff
12.30.18
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