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.
“The now 21-year-old applied for a job as a flight attendant with Qantas and Emirates earlier this year, but both turned her down because of her ankle tattoo,” reports news.com.au. According to McGoldrick, the explanation for denying her a job had to do with cultural and religious matters.
All images via Instagram/rit.kit Lots of tattoos are inspired by nature – but these ones by Kiev-based tattoo artist Rita “Rit Kit” Zolotukhina are literally made from it. ALSO SEE: Tattoo artist gives sick kids awesome airbrushed tattoos Instead of using a typical stencil to mark designs on the skin, Zolotukhina dips flowers, twigs, leaves and stems into ink and then presses them onto the skin, creating unique impressions that she then tattoos over. The result is a truly one-of-a-kind organic design that celebrates the beauty of nature. Click through the gallery above and let us know what you think by tweeting to @YahooStyleCA.
“The exhibition brings to life the more than 5,000 year-old history of tattoos, exploring these ancient practices and their cultural significance,” says Chris Darling, senior curator of entomology at the ROM. The exhibit travels from Paris, where it was originally developed by Anne & Julien of Hey! Modern Art & Pop Culture magazine for the Musée du quai Branly.
Dr. Jason Rivers, board certified dermatologist and clinical professor of dermatology at The University of British Columbia, has never seen such a condition in his Vancouver practice, Pacific Dermaesthetics. According to Canada’s Food and Drugs Act, it’s illegal to sell cosmetics, including black henna, containing PPD.