As missionaries spread across the South Pacific, they attempted to wipe out local tattooing traditions—but they failed in Samoa.
In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.
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.
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.
Tattoo remorse is leading many of the painted masses to rethink their ink, which is fueling a burgeoning business: specialty tattoo removal shops.
A new study of college students finds a correlation between body art and deviant behavior, but only for those with multiple tattoos or piercings.