Not long after I started my current job I was on break and one of my coworkers had a new tattoo poking out from her sleeve. Conversation turned to tattoos and people compared theirs. I showed off my own ink, and the girl showed a couple of hers. On her upper arm was a text … Continue reading Why I might have to get a misspelt tattoo
Getting your calf tattooed hurts a lot more than your arms. Or at least that's my experience, because I'm currently in a fair amount of pain as Morgan at Frontier gives me a chubby mermaid on my right leg. Luckily I have MWG on hand to comfort me with terrible jokes and to take pictures … Continue reading Inked: Live!
Sometimes you happen to stumble across a news story that just puts a big silly grin on your face and makes you feel more positive about the world we live in and the folks who live here with us. Our story takes place in Grimsby, right here in the UK. Tanya and Adam Phillips' daughter … Continue reading Feel Good Ink
Earlier this week it emerged that a student teacher, Charlotte Tumilty, was sent home from her placement and told she could not complete her training there unless she covered her tattoos. The press here jumped on it because (a) they have lots of pages to fill and (b) it's the type of story that will … Continue reading Skin Deep: A teachable moment?
I watched two Channel 4 documentaries today, and one, My Tattoo Addiction inspired this post (I'll probably write about the other, Date My Porn Star, at some point). I used to judge people's tats, but now I try and be a bit cooler about it. It obviously means something to them and the world don't … Continue reading The Man With The Miley Cyrus Tattoos
So apparently the Alves thing I wrote about the other day may have been, to use a wrestling term, a work, which kinda puts a dampener on what I thought was a clever and ballsy move, but at least it's got people talking about racism in football again, which is a good thing. Whatever, on … Continue reading Golden Oldie
In between the Batffleck debacle and the internet losing it's mind over Miley Cyrus doing some dancing at the VMAs, Britain had it's own minor celebrity storm in a tea cup, courtesy of Cheryl Cole getting a new tattoo. Now, I'm kind of indifferent on Cheryl because while she was 1/5th of my second favourite … Continue reading Rear view or thoughts on Cheryl Cole’s new tattoo.
Great response This is kinda true and made me laugh This is kinda true and made me sad There are few moments as soul destroying as seeing pictures of a relative dressed up as an Indian Totally random tattoo, but I kind of like it Tackling Sexism Can't decide if this is clever and cute, … Continue reading Pic Post: Reading, Reality and Random Ink
Ah, the face tattoo, a handy shorthand that reveals that the owner (is that the right word?) is at least one of three things- A Maori warrior A total douche A criminal (seriously, do a Google image search of "face tattoo" and see how many of them are mug shots) Now, I'm a big fan … Continue reading Countdown to regret
Getting in early It may only be the 5th of January, but Conservative Councillor Chris Steward has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2013 twattiest statement award. He told his local paper, the York Press, Steward attacked food banks, where folks donate food to ensure that the less fortunate have something to eat. … Continue reading News Grab Bag: Tories, Tattoos and Tweets