Rites of passage

VIDEO: Tatuerarna som bryr sig mer om smärta än resultatet

Brutal Black Project anordnar flera timmar långa sittningar, outhärdliga för klienterna som vet om att det kommer att göra ont.
VICE Staff

Tattooing a Dead Friend’s Ashes on Your Body Is the Ultimate Tribute

"She wanted to be remembered as beautiful, and for me, this was the way I wanted to remember her."
Beca Grimm
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Your Hand and Face Tattoos are Making People Not Want to Employ You

But it's about time that changed, says one employment conciliation service.
Carlton Férment

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

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Penis Tattoos

"I've always loved my penis, but I do like it a lot more now that it's striped."
Brian Moylan

People with Face Tattoos Explain Their Ink

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.
Juan Madrid

People at a Tattoo Removal Clinic Tell Us Why They're Getting Rid of Their Shitty Ink

Diamonds are forever, garbage tattoos don't have to be.
Jake Kivanc

Tell Me About Your Tattooed Eyeballs

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.
Matilda Whitworth

The Idiot, the Pisser and the Nazi: Tattoo Artists On Their Most Memorable Customers

These days body art lovers are just as varied as the motifs they cover themselves with.
Stefanie Katzinger

Meet the Girls Behind São Paulo's Female-Only Tattoo Shop

We talked with the shop's artists about how they got started, guys being jealous and their love of permanently marking people's bodies.
Débora Lopes

The History of Tattooed Ladies from Freakshows to Reality TV

We talked to academic Annie Irish about how tattooed women have been objectified and fetishised since the days of the 19th century.
Zach Sokol
The Outta My Way, I’m Walking Here Issue

My Friend Has Inked Some of the Worst Tattoos of All Time

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.
Chris Nieratko