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"She wanted to be remembered as beautiful, and for me, this was the way I wanted to remember her."
But it's about time that changed, says one employment conciliation service.
Not satisfied with leaving bruises or marks from wrist restraints, some members of the BDSM community are breaking out the tattoo equipment.
"I've always loved my penis, but I do like it a lot more now that it's striped."
There's a lot of baggage that comes with having it – people may see you as a "freak," think you've been involved with some shady stuff, or assume you've been to prison. That's not always the case, though.
Diamonds are forever, garbage tattoos don't have to be.
Ten years in medicine has made me weary of anything dangerous, and especially eye tattoos. So I sat down with my recently inked friend to give her my perspective, and hear hers.
These days body art lovers are just as varied as the motifs they cover themselves with.
We talked with the shop's artists about how they got started, guys being jealous and their love of permanently marking people's bodies.
We talked to academic Annie Irish about how tattooed women have been objectified and fetishised since the days of the 19th century.
I'm not talking ironic hipster tattoos of bacon or Rambo; I'm talking praying hands pressed together holding a machete or an Uzi in preparation for a holy war.