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A Life Story in Tattoos, and How They Liberated Me

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As a child, people with tattoos were badasses and rebels—I imagined they sat in somebody’s basement, fearless, silent and maybe smoking a cigarette while someone bled them slowly in the name of body art. I wanted to feel that strength. I was petite and black and a girl and tired of being teased and abused. I wanted to… »8/14/15 12:17pm8/14/15 12:17pm

New City, New Ink: My Tattooed Travels

I like traveling. I like being in new places. If it weren’t so hard for me to approach people I would probably like it a lot more. So when I started getting tattooed while traveling, I found a portal to a wealth of information. Here was a captive audience who absolutely knew where to get the best sandwiches in the… »4/23/15 5:00pm4/23/15 5:00pm

Do You Have A Wedding Tattoo? We Want To See It.

Welcome to Pop The Question, a weekly space to dissect every aspect of wedding madness. Each Tuesday, we'll ask a question (sometimes there might even be a poll!), you'll share answers and stories, and then we'll bring you the best of the bunch on Thursdays. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll fly into a total rage over… »3/24/15 4:45pm3/24/15 4:45pm

Corporate Employers Are Becoming More Accepting of Your Tattoos

Are you sick of waking up hours early to carefully cover all of your intricate face tattoos so that the square corporate overlords at your Starbucks barista job will be satisfied with your appearance? You bet you are and so am I! Which is why we should all rejoice at the news that Starbucks — along with many other… »9/18/14 7:10pm9/18/14 7:10pm