Tattoos

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
Culture

How Tattoos Saved These 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
1.11.19
Tattoos

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
11.14.18
crime

The Strange, Brutal Connection Between Russian Prison Tats and Playing Cards

"Tea or cigarettes might be wagered, but also fingers, ears, eyes, or even the lives of other inmates—or the life of the player himself."
Alex Norcia
10.10.18
Tattoos

Indigenous Tattoo Artists on the Ethics Behind Their Ink

“One of my favourite things to tattoo is beadwork that their mum or one of their family members have done.”
Sophie Gray
9.4.18
Tattoos

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
6.27.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Girl With the Accidental Blue Jays Neck Tattoo

"Okay well my neck is LITERALLY the Toronto blue jays logo. Fuck.”
Mack Lamoureux
6.11.18
video

This Body Modder Wants to Turn Herself into a Sex Doll

The 27-year-old told VICE how she got into what she calls "bimbofication" and why she sees plastic surgery as a form of empowerment.
VICE Staff
4.27.18
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
Vice Guide to Right Now

Check Out The World’s Oldest Tattoo

This isn't it, but imagine if it was.
Mahmood Fazal
3.2.18
Creators

Trust Tattoos? Here's What Happened When an Artist Had Total Control

'Whole Glory' at Milk Studios recasts Scott Campbell’s tattoo practice as performance art.
Sophia Callahan
2.28.18
masculinity

I Did Every Clichéd Manly Activity to See if It Boosted My Testosterone

I ate raw eggs, shot a gun, and got tattooed in my quest to figure out if machismo is bullshit.
Justin Caffier
2.15.18
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