These Are the Most Painful Places to Get a Tattoo
First-timers would do well to avoid the arse.
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.
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.
Inside the Underground Subculture of Female Korean Tattoo Artists
Although tattooing is illegal in South Korea, these brave women sacrifice safety for art.
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
'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.
This is What Happens When You Let a Vending Machine Decide Your Tattoos
Here's why people are into "Get What You Get" tattooing.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.