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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
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
VICELAND

This Tattoo Artist Brought Traditional Japanese-Style Tattooing to Texas

Chris Trevino combined two very different regional styles to create his own beautiful aesthetic.
Sarah Bellman
8.30.18
Tattoos

I Got Post Malone's Face Tattoos for a Day

It felt weird!
Ryan Bassil
8.30.18
VICELAND

The Artist Bringing Spirituality to His Tattoos

Robert Ryan talks about how tattooing can bring about emotional and mental healing.
Sarah Bellman
8.15.18
VICELAND

How Instagram Changed Tattoo Culture

Dr. Woo explains how social media influenced his signature style on 'TATTOO AGE.'
Sarah Bellman
8.8.18
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 Toronto Blue Jays Neck Tattoo

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

This Program Helps Former Gang Members Remove Their Tattoos

Homeboy Industries helps over 12,000 people a year who want to leave the gang lifestyle.
VICE Staff
5.10.18
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
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
4.26.18
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
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