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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.