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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
2 days ago
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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
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'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

These Are the Most Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

First-timers would do well to avoid the arse.
Kyle MacNeill
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

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

Tattooed Tribeswomen and the Problem of Photo Tourism in Myanmar

For the Chin women of western Myanmar, outer beauty starts with an inky black, fully tattooed face. But the government has banned the custom, and tourists are flooding in to document the dying tradition.
Nathan A. Thompson

Portraits of South Africa's Bloodiest Prison Gang: The Number

Photographer Luke Daniel got access to the group that notoriously upholds their rules with sodomy.
Fareed Kaviani
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In Defence of Postcode Tattoos

Bad tattoos are about trying to be someone else. Postcode tattoos are about being who you are.
Erin Schwartz

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

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
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Check Out The World’s Oldest Tattoo

This isn't it, but imagine if it was.
Mahmood Fazal