"My mom has more tattoos than I can count and it has never, ever affected her work ethic. She will wake up at the same time every day and save a life."
After cranial surgery, Jeremy Cortner’s son was left with zigzagging scars on the top of his head. Cortner got a tattoo to help boost his son’s confidence.
In a devastating display of what can happen when a fresh tattoo becomes exposed, a man has died fighting an infection after taking a swim in the ocean with newly acquired ink.
There’s nothing in the world that could ever mitigate the sheer horror of the concert bombing that killed 22 people and injured over 50 in Manchester, England, earlier this week. In the days following the terror attack, tattoo parlors across the U.K. are now coming together to raise money for the victims and their families by offering Manchester bee tattoos, the proceeds from which will go to victims’ funds. The initiative was launched by local tattoo artist Sam Barber, who first announced via Instagram that she’d be opening up shop for the fundraiser this coming Sunday.
The woman, Morgan Joyce Varn, has bleached blond hair; tattoos on her neck and forehead and around her lips as lipliner; and jet-black eyeballs.
Snapchat was made for fleeting moments — but when Jezebel news editor Sophie Kleeman received a snap sighting of someone’s “Dick Wolf” tramp stamp, she knew it was a forever thing — well at least for its owner, Bernard Johnson. Kleeman, who then shared the photo of the tattoo on Twitter, has seen more than 65,000 reactions online. It’s how the two came into contact — Johnson, who spotted the tweet, responded with a close-up of the handy work.
A mom got a tattoo to symbolize her strength after coping with postpartum depression. Postpartum Progress, a national nonprofit blog that offers information and support for pregnant women and new mothers who have postpartum depression (PPD) and other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, posted a raw and heartfelt story on its Facebook page from a #WarriorMom. Lucy McEwen, a mother of two who came across the organization during a dark period in her life after her first child was born, recently headed to a tattoo parlor to receive her first body art.
Tattoos and rock stars go hand in hand. But on Sunday’s Grammys red carpet we noticed more than the usual share of amazing ink on the arms, legs, backs and ankle of celebrities. Maybe it was due to the prevalence of underboob-baring crop tops and cut-away shoulders, but the singers certainly took the opportunity to show off their tats. From Paris Jackson’s 50 tattoos to Gaga’s Metallica-inspired moth to Adele’s subtle ink, click through to see 12 tattoo reveals.
No longer the mark of sailors and whatever other archaic stereotypes they conjure up, tattoos are now mainstream. I’ve met more than a few doctors and lawyers with visible ink. Housewives have gotten in on the fun with tattoos from their “wild” days. Others commemorate special occasions, like ...
Henna is usually seen on hands and is used for celebrations like weddings and religious events, but one henna artist is using her talent for a different cause. Sarah Walters is adorning the heads of cancer patients, who have lost their hair to chemotherapy, with beautiful henna crowns for free. "Many women who experience hair loss after chemotherapy want an alternative to wigs and hats – especially during summertime," writes Walters on her site.
Stretch marks can happen to anybody, whether you’re a teen, a new mom or supermodel Chrissy Teigen. But not all of us can flaunt them as confidently as Teigen does. Bruises from bumping kitchen drawer handles for a week. Stretchies say hi! A photo posted by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Apr 12, 2015 at 9:09pm PDT
Grimes never fails to do what exactly what she wants when she wants (remember the time she documented her DIY haircut on Instagram?), which has also made her one of the most inspirational beauty icons. From her turn as a Stella McCartney muse to her never-ending hair color changes, she always has us on our toes. A valid example is last night when Grimes subtly shared that she got two new major pieces of body ink. RELATED: So Halsey and Eleven Are Twins? www.instagram.com/p/BMUyaiuDNqF/?tak
Watch out ladies; if you’ve been considering getting a tat for a while now, then these are bound to push you over the edge and right into the tattoo parlour. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. [Photos: Pinterest]
One mom went above and beyond to help her 6-year-old daughter feel better about her rare skin condition. Kory Poxton, a mom of two who lives in South Yorkshire, U.K., got a tattoo to match her daughter Tarly, who has Netherton syndrome — a serious disorder (also called ichthyosis) marked by red, scaly, ring-like patches all over her body.
Australian-illustrator Frances Cannon came up with the idea one day while drawing. She reached out to her friend, tattoo-artist Gemma Flack to inscribe the words “Self Love Club” on her skin, and then shared a photo of her new ink with her 72,000 Instagram followers.
Henna is typically seen on the hands and feet of women — but these dudes are proving that the intricate designs can look just as good on men. From traditional art to modern geometric designs, this good-looking (and we’re not just talking about the tattoos here) trend has been coined “menna” on social media sites. The best part? Henna isn’t permanent like a tattoo is, so the design can be switched up every few weeks.
Brad Kearns has two striking tattoos on either side of his neck. The daddy blogger and father of two shared the image along with a touching post on Facebook in early September (when Australia celebrated Father’s Day), and it has since gone viral, garnering over 1,500 likes and 151 shares. Writing the post as he laid on the floor of his two sons’ bedroom, Kearns reflects on his years of fatherhood.
Royal College of Art graduate Jakob Pollág created the Personal Tattoo Machine kit, which he’s hoping to retail between $75 and $90 once it’s on the market — if it’s on the market. Pollág, who told Dazed that he has around 20 tattoos (he doesn’t keep track), doesn’t think of tattoos as beautiful.
“Obviously I’m a glamour girl. I love a full face of makeup,” Laverne Cox tellsYahoo Style’s Joe Zee in this episode of Style Sessions. “But there was a point, early in my transition, where I did not leave the house without makeup. It was my armor in the beginning.”
Photo: beyonce Because Michelle Obama isn’t the only one that wants to be just like Beyoncé, the singer has made emulating her just a little bit easier. You don’t get the curves, the talent, or the talented husband, but you do get to jump on the hottest trend of last season: Flash Tattoos. Queen Bey “creatively directed and co-designed” a line of jewelry-inspired temporary tattoos in signature Beyoncé motifs. Phrases from some of her hits including “Naughty Girl,” “Crazy in Love,” “Let it Bee,” “no fear”“perfection,” and, obviously, “I woke up like this,” have been made into silver and gold tattoo script. Honeycomb cuffs and Beyhive-centric designs, such as geometric medallions, floral cuffs, and revolvers make up the rest of the five-sheet, 57-piece pack. Beyoncé on vacation in a bikini covered in flash tattoos.
One only need to look at the covers of tattoo magazines, you know the ones that feature scantily-clad women, to know who their target market is. “Most of the tattoo industry is still male dominated and I just wanted to open the doors for other female artists,” says ink queen Marina Heintze while inside her Bushwick shop, Meattt Inc., on a chilly Saturday afternoon. “There’s another (female-only) shop in NYC but they’re definitely not prevalent as a whole, I don’t know why that is.” Heintze, who was born and raised in New York, and studied graphic design at Parsons, briefly worked at fashion magazines before realizing her true calling. “I think it is extremely important to have an all female shop,” Heintze said. Now the cool twenty-something has a shop in Bushwick, the cool new section of Brooklyn since Williamsburg was overrun with luxury condos. They include tightly rolled tees and rolls of gift-wrapping paper emblazoned with Heintze’s colorful designs that look good enough for consumption. “We don’t only do food-related tattoos,” Heintze says, “although I do enjoy tattooing food items.” Indeed, looking through the shop’s Instagram feed, one is greeted with images of a really beautiful lox bagel on someone’s arm, a sushi roll, a double-headed hot dog illustration, and a pizza with pepperoni hearts among other things.