Everyone who doesn’t have tattoos says that you’re going to regret the tattoos you get right now, when you get old. Not exactly! This short documentary by Angie Bird interviews those types of older people with tattoos and finds out that as silly as some tattoos are, they all carry meaning and have an interesting story…
Holy crap. There's no artist credit for the drawing above, because it isn't a drawing of Marvel's Silver Surfer at all - it's an actual person, painted to look like him. How amazing is that?
America loves tattoos. From tribal designs to tramp stamps, this country can't get enough ink. Last month, a Pew study showed that tattoos grace the bodies of nearly 40 percent of Americans under 40, a massive number of customers in a $1.65 billion industry. Like any industry, however, the tattoo industry must…
Tattoos are painful. They're also beautiful—an aesthetic commitment that someone chooses to adopt forever. And in photography, they can make a wonderful bridge between the human form and the artistic touch.
Taking photos of other people's art is generally not good photographic practice. But what about when art melds with the human form? For this week's Shooting Challenge, you're going to photograph a tattoo.
Model Jessica Brown is painted with genetic imagery taken from scientific literature, by bodypainting expert Victoria Gugenheim as part of a new piece in the Guardian. These include an X chromosome on her leg, and a DNA helix on her torso with the visualization of the BRCA1 gene, linked to breast cancer.
Here's a "cyborg mermaid from the future," whose body art includes moving robotic parts, gills, and an seven-foot long tail. Charmaine Orchard's absolutely stunning creation won first prize for special effects makeup at the Australian Body Art Carnivale at the Sunshine Coast.
Holy cow, this body art is insane. We're not sure whether to applaud or run for our lives from this creepy zombie propeller-head being.
Some things seen can never be unseen. That's why we're sticking one man's NES controller—which he engraved into his flesh—after the jump.
Extremely nerdy tattoos are popping up more and more these days. Not that you are crazy enough to get one, but let's say you blacked out after a drunken evening and woke up with a gadget tattoo. What gadget might it be...and where would you find it?
A German art student has developed a way to create tattoos for the blind, by implanting surgical steel, titanium, or medical plastic balls just under the skin in formations that spell out words in Braille.
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If you caught that weird tattoo moment in Heroes last week, you will especially appreciate this new Philips Design electronic body art project, Skin: Tattoo. The girl makes the dude's tattoos ooze mysteriously by getting him into a tantric embrace. My only confusion: with…
The ultimate geek tattoo could only be a transferable one. It's painless—although beware when peeling off the paper, as you might trap a couple of hairs which for most geeks can be a painful experience. This $7.95 pack from Archie McPhee has missed a trick, though. How about a massive line drawing of Jobs' or Gates'…