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Culture

How Tattoos Saved Indonesian Women from Sexual Slavery in World War II

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

Aussie Cops Aren’t Happy about Having to Cover up Their Tattoos

Australian Federal Police officers are outraged over new dress codes requiring them to cover their tattoos, claiming that "Aussie Bogan" is their religion.
Gavin Butler
9.19.18
mental health

How Your Art Changes When You’re Told You’re Dying

“What I'm doing is immortality,” Jeiven says. “I'm putting art on people that's going to walk around after I'm gone.”
Nathan Tempey
9.1.18
Print People

How a Tattoo Goes from Sketch to Skin with William Brown

One of Australia's most sought after artists on his creative process.
Maggie Coggan
7.17.18
Tattoos

Here's How to Make Your Own Tattoo Machine

We're not saying you should, but if you're so inclined, here are a few tips.
Stefano Santangelo
5.2.18
VICE TONIC

I Tried Microblading to Get Hollywood Eyebrows

If you think this sounds a bit like getting tattoos on your face well, it sort of is.
Grant Stoddard
1.24.18
VERY BAD DECISIONS

People Show Us Their Terrible First Tattoos

"I wanted something I thought I would like for the rest of my life, so I decided to get a drawing of a vulva."
Iris Hoekstra
12.15.17
Schoolies 2017

Finally, Australia Has Embraced the Bin Chicken

As a QLD tattooist confirms, ibis tatts are all the rage with schoolies.
VICE Staff
12.4.17
Inside Outsider

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

"When something becomes a fashion, it isn’t fascinating anymore."
Mahmood Fazal
11.15.17
Inside Outsider

A Tense, Sake-Fuelled Afternoon With Japan's Yakuza

We talked police crackdowns and severed fingers with Japan's most famous underworld organisation.
Mahmood Fazal
8.31.17
Tattoo

'It's Transformative': Māori Women Talk About Their Sacred Chin Tattoos

Here's what it means to stamp your identity on your face.
Michelle Duff
7.28.17
50 states of art

A Tattoo Artist Embraces His Appalachian Roots

Tattoo artist John Haywood writes about learning to love his Kentucky heritage.
John Haywood
6.5.17
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