Tattoos

Heleena on cultural appropriation in tattooing

Heleena, a tattoo artist and owner of Francis Street Tattoo in Leicester specialises in traditional south Asian folky tattoos. A ‘Guji baby’, shes’s been speaking out about the inequalities and discrimination in the tattoo industry, here she talks about cultural appropriation within the tattoo world and why it’s problematic… I …

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ELIXIR: effective, clean, vegan, beautiful

The world of tattoo is full of surprises and fascinating finds for anyone on the lookout for products outside mainstream shopping circles. We are delighted to present you with some of them in our new feature SHOPPINK which homes in on objects, curious finds and brands to keep an eye …

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The tattoo in fashion: history and curiosities

tattoo in fashion

Tattooing is not a modern invention. Its origin dates back to around 5000 BC, the time when the Japanese adorned clay figurines with tattoo-like engravings. Since then, tattoos have been discovered in all corners of the world, from mummies with elaborate ornaments from ancient Egypt to European sailors who collected …

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Japanese Tattoos: A Complete Guide With 85 Images

Japanese tattoos are one of the most impressive body art forms you can choose from. Often inked in bright colors and featuring mythical creatures, tattoos are sure to attract attention wherever you go. The history and evolution of cultural traditions have had huge impacts on the form and meanings associated …

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Lettering Tattoos: A Complete Guide With 85 Images

Tattoos have been important to us for millennia. Formerly used as a symbol to mark criminals or to help improve health, tattoos are now a popular form of body art and self-expression. With a myriad of options at your disposal, the task of choosing what should be inked on your …

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Geometric Tattoos: A Complete Guide With 85 Images

Geometric tattoos have gained popularity, and they are a very cool way to make your ink more current. There are endless ideas to choose from, and you can change this style to symbolize almost anything you want. These tattoos tend to be smaller, but you can design them larger and …

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Dotwork Tattoos: A Complete Guide With 85 Images

Dotwork tattoos have gained popularity in recent years and have since become a much sought after style. While artists play with this technique, it is often combined with other tattoo styles to create an intriguing piece. Dotwork can be used to assemble a complete image, or it can be used …

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Blackwork Tattoos: A Complete Guide With 85 Images

Blackwork tattoos are among the most diverse and impressive forms of body art in the world. Tattoos are engraved to cover the entire torso or large areas of the body, such as whole limbs. Blackwork tattoos are often made with abstract or geometric patterns, although you can find everyday objects. …

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Traditional Tattoos: A Complete Guide With 85 Images

Traditional tattoos are also called Western, American or Old School. They are mainly characterized by bright colors, black contours and minimal shading. The traditional tattoo has an iconic style highlighted by its characteristics, making it iconic and daring. Most traditional tattoos often depict roses, women, skulls, daggers, wolves or ships. …

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