Tattooing

Tattoos

These Are the Most Painful Places to Get a Tattoo

First-timers would do well to avoid the arse.
Kyle MacNeill
2.12.19
Black Women Making History

The Artist Taking Black Female Tattooers on the Road

An interview with Detroit tattoo artist Lorri "Lady L" Thomas, the founder of the Ladies of Ink Tour.
Emerson Rosenthal
3.6.18
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
11.21.17
Tattoos

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
6.13.17
Tattooing

I'm Trying to Become the Most Tattooed Woman in the World

"I'm working to fill every corner of my body with ink, but lately I've been thinking that my face looks a bit overcrowded."
Anna Álvarez Ortega
5.15.17
Comics!

'Old Skin,' Today's Comic by Marlene Krause

An old lady wants a tattoo of her house but the tattooist says noooooooo in this comic by Marlene Krause.
Marlene Krause
1.10.17
Stuff

This is What Happens When You Let a Vending Machine Decide Your Tattoos

Here's why people are into "Get What You Get" tattooing.
Liam Cormier
9.6.16
Stuff

Meet the Kinky Couples Who Get Turned on by Tattooing Each Other

Not satisfied with leaving bruises or marks from wrist restraints, some members of the BDSM community are breaking out the tattoo equipment.
Sophie Saint Thomas
8.28.16
Stuff

What the Discount Tattoo HIV Scare Says About Alberta’s Health Regulations

Even when the artist is at fault, authorities still don't quite get it.
Allison Tierney
2.10.16
Culture

Tattoo Artist Don Ed Hardy on the Evolution of Tattoo Art in America

We met the legendary artist for a chat about his prominent role in the history of tattoo art.
Catherine LaSota
6.5.15
Stuff

Meet Homepoke, Toronto's Anonymous Stick 'n' Poke Iconoclast

Homepoke's one-time hobby is now something of a business, but he hasn't forgotten his anti-authoritarian roots.
Aidan Johnston
2.4.15
VICE INTL

The Golden Age of Hong Kong Tattooing

Sixty-year-old Jimmy Ho opened his first tattoo shop in Hong Kong at the age of 14 and has spent the last 40 years tattooing everyone from movie stars to local gangsters.
VICE Staff
11.27.14
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