The Miami Beach Police Department has released images documenting all of Justin Bieber's tattoos — taken when he was in custody on January 23. What are these mysterious symbols and what do they all mean? Within, a primer.
It's been decades since having a tattoo meant you were a member of a dangerous prison, biker, or circus gang, and thank goodness. Because if tattoos were still obtained nearly exclusively by filthy sailors or social deviants, that would mean that three-quarters of people between 18 and 40 were inclined to commit…
Scenes from The Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo, held today at the Royal Hall of Industries in Sydney. Official captions follow:
You probably don't have a problem with visible tattoos on people working — whether it be a dolphin on the ankle of the check-out lady at the grocery store or some retro-sailor ink on a cute bartender. But in Osaka, Japan's third-largest city, tattoos are not welcome in the workplace… especially if you're a city…
Well-done tattoos can be beautiful pieces of art, but poorly-conceived tattoos can be lifetime emblems of regret. Let's hope against hope that the feelings that Amber Portwood derives from her new ink fall into the former category.
Steven D. Levitt at Freakonomics asks (and answers) the ever-annoying question: why get a tattoo? After rejecting the obvious, he zeroes in on the one reason we get inked (and do everything else): Sex.
I think it's probably time we sat down and had a little talk about tattoos: the good, the trashy and the hardcore.