Tattoo

Essays

Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' Is a Real "Small Charcoal Grill" of an Album

'thank u, next' is the reality of looking at your palm and realizing you tattooed “Japanese BBQ fingers” instead of “7 Rings.”
Kristin Corry
2.12.19
Off-Menu

It's Tuesday, February 5, and Central Park's Hot Duck Is Now a Pawn in the Foie Gras Debate

Plus, another American baker doubles down on bigoted drivel.
Hannah Keyser
2.5.19
Culture

Ariana Grande Is Literally the Pokémon Eevee, So Her Tattoo Is Perfect

Sassy? Check. Flouncy (pony)tail? Check.
Nicole Clark
1.14.19
Culture

Photos That Celebrate Being South Asian and Queer

Henna collective Huq That is queering and modernizing the ancient body art.
Sara Radin
1.11.19
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
1.10.19
skin

Tattoo Parlors Are Bragging About Their 'Healthy' Vegan Tattoos

Is vegan ink actually better for you?
Misha Gajewski
9.21.18
mental health

How Your Art Changes When You’re Told You’re Dying

“What I'm doing is immortality,” Jeiven says. “I'm putting art on people that's going to walk around after I'm gone.”
Nathan Tempey
8.30.18
Tattoos

Here's How to Make Your Own Tattoo Gun

We're not saying you should, but if you're so inclined, here are a few tips.
Stefano Santangelo
5.1.18
VERY BAD DECISIONS

People Show Us Their Terrible First Tattoos

"I wanted something I thought I would like for the rest of my life, so I decided to get a drawing of a vulva."
Iris Hoekstra
12.14.17
japan

The Tattooist for the Yakuza Explains Why Tattoos Should Never Be Seen

"When something becomes a fashion, it isn’t fascinating anymore."
Mahmood Fazal
11.16.17
Broadly

An Ode to the Misunderstood Beauty of the Tramp Stamp

From 20th century fertility rituals to Britney Spears's "Stronger" video, lower back tattoos have been a symbol of women's self-determination. It's time to embrace the unfairly maligned tramp stamp.
Sophie Saint Thomas
8.25.17
Noisey News

Drake Has a Lil Wayne Tattoo Now, Obviously

Kind of surprised this didn't happen sooner to be honest.
Lauren O'Neill
7.25.17
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