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
in defense of

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
Vice Guide to Right Now

Check Out The World’s Oldest Tattoo

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

I Did Every Clichéd Manly Activity to See if it'd Boost My Testosterone

I ate raw eggs, shot a gun, and got tattooed in my quest to figure out if machismo is bullshit.
Justin Caffier
The VICE Guide to Right Now

This Town Just Wants Its Toddler-Flipping, Tattooed Mall Santa Back

An army of Santa Scott's fans are outraged after a Pennsylvania mall told him to tone down his photoshoots.
Drew Schwartz
Rites of passage

The Tattoo Artists Who Care More About Pain Than a Finished Product

The artists behind the Brutal Black Project hold excruciating, hours-long tattooing sessions for clients brave enough to get work they know is going to hurt.
VICE Staff
in the body of

What It's Like to Be a Hardcore Body Modifier

VICE met up with a guy who's been tattooed, pierced, and hooked more times than he can count.
VICE Staff
Ask A Lawyer

A Lawyer Explains Who Really Owns Your Tattoos

Just because it's inked on your bicep doesn't mean it's yours.
Kara Weisenstein