'It's Amazing Tatau's Persisted': How Samoan Tattooing Withstood Colonialism
As missionaries spread across the South Pacific, they attempted to wipe out local tattooing traditions—but they failed in Samoa.
Millennial Dreams: Housing, Education, Jump Rope, and Tattoos
In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.
The American Man: A Late Night at Magic Cobra Tattoo
Our constant exploration for a sense of belonging is just about the only thing that could bring Brooklyn hipsters, queers, and a Christian couple from California all together for tattoos in the middle of a full-moon night. That and the $13 price tag.
Study: Men More Likely to Approach Women With Lower-Back Tattoos
New research from France finds women at the beach were more likely to be picked up if they had a butterfly tattoo on their back.
Disappearing Ink: Tattoo Remorse Spawns New Business
Tattoo remorse is leading many of the painted masses to rethink their ink, which is fueling a burgeoning business: specialty tattoo removal shops.
Connection Found Between Body Art and Deviant Behavior
A new study of college students finds a correlation between body art and deviant behavior, but only for those with multiple tattoos or piercings.