Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sexy Feet Tattoos

Oops…Now that’s the naughty way of showing off your tattoos. Star tats trend is not new but the way this gal has showed off her tats is sure to pinch your attention. Mischievously naughty…:)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Vegas Tattoo Convention

Latest news from the tattoo world is the World’s Largest Tattoo Convention held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Hosted by tattoo tycoon and film maker, Mario Barth Tattoo, the grand event magnetized tattoo freaks from all over. Showcasing some of the world’s top artists and traditional tattoo masters, the event blending rock, art, entertainment and everything related to skin art and body modification was a hit. Renowned people including Tommy Lee, Jack Osbourne, Mark McGrath Steve Jones, Billy Morrison, Duff McKagan, Mix Master Mike and Evan Seinfeld and many others gathered under the same roof to show off their tattoo fervor

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Covering Up Tattoos in Japan

Just when it’s beginning to look like tattoos are slowly gaining more mainstream acceptance in Japan, things end up going in the opposite direction. In this case, the opposite direction happens to be a zero tolerance policy toward tattoos.

Japan has just played host to the 2009 Bledisloe Cup, a rugby tournament which, as near as I can tell is only played between two teams. I’m sorry, but at this time if it isn’t glaringly obvious that I know nothing about rugby, then I confessing that as far as this famous match between New Zealand (The All Blacks) and Australia (The Wallabies) goes, I’m clueless. Sorry. I do know that I once unintentionally risked a beating at a pub, after asking a Kiwi guy if the rugby that they play in Australia is the same as the stuff they play in New Zealand. Who knew that was a sore spot.

Anyway, speaking of sore spots, this whole edition of the Bledisloe Cup in Japan is one giant sore spot. I guess that in the sport of rugby, it’s often common for the different teams to train by working out in a swimming pool. These are then referred to as “pool sessions”.

When is this going to start being about tattoos, you ask? Right now! So these pool sessions are open to the public. The problems begin once it becomes obvious that many of the rugby players on both teams are tattooed. Being tattooed is apparently such an offensive act in Japan, that the players were are all asked to cover up during the pool sessions. That means that the players had to wear training vests, which covered them from the waist up (arms too). This way, the tattoos were not on display. According to this article, the players were asked to cover up in accordance with Japanese

I don’t think so. I’ve lived in Tokyo and have friends who tattoo in Tokyo and never have I heard that tattoos are disrespectful toward Japanese culture. What I did hear and to a lesser degree experience, was the general fear of tattoos, due to the belief that they are reserved for members of the Japanese mafia: the yakuza. I just don’t feel that it’s fair to rely on misguided stereotypes and then hide under the defense of it being part of any culture. The organizers of this event should reconsider setting future Bledisloe Cups in Japan if a certain degree of tolerance can not be expected toward the visiting teams.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Lower Back Tattoos

The popularity of lower back tattoos is completely monumental. 20% of women have one -- quite a large percentage. That completely staggers the percentage of women who have some other kind of tattoo, only 5% of women have one on another part of the body.

This specific location is a part of the body that gets a lot of attention from men in the first place, and it serves to bring a lot more attention to it.

The downside to their popularity is they have gained a bit of a bad reputation. The most common name for them is "tramp stamps", implying that a woman with ink on her lower back is promiscuous. This comes from the fact that with low-cut pants or a short top, a design on the lower back is visible, if only a little bit. It's very easy to purposefully or accidentally give a peek.

Despite the reputation that comes with getting a tat on the lower back, their popularity is always increasing.

Tribal designs and flowers are very popular tattoos for the that location.

With the huge array of designs to choose from, one thing is for sure: The popularity of lower back tattoos isn't going to decrease anytime soon.

Article from: Ezine Articles