Tattoo Artists Face a Grayer Palette in Europe

The E.U. has prohibited some pigments, deeming them potentially hazardous to humans. Artists and manufacturers around the world are struggling to find replacements.

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Tattoos, Still Illegal in South Korea, Thrive Underground

Tattoo artists, long treated as criminals for their work, say that it is time to end the stigma against their business.

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Discreetly, the Young in Japan Chip Away at a Taboo on Tattoos

Exposed to body art on social media, more young Japanese are getting tattoos, even if that means hiding them at work.

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Inside the Thai Temple Where Tattoos Come to Life

Wat Bang Phra, a temple in central Thailand, is renowned as a center for sak yant, a style of tattoo art believed by some to convey protective powers.

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Disappearing Tattoos Set Off Existential Debate

A company has engineered a body ink that disappears in 15 months or less, setting off an existential debate about commitment.

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Inked Mummies, Linking Tattoo Artists With Their Ancestors

As scientists find more tattoos on preserved remains from Indigenous cultures, artists living today are drawing from them to revive cultural traditions.

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Think Before You Make a Big Change

If you’re feeling the itch to overhaul your hair or finally get that tattoo or nose piercing, the timing makes perfect sense. But pump the brakes before breaking out the scissors or bleach.

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Will NFTs Transform Tattoos Into Bankable Art?

Scott Campbell is opening a marketplace where tattoos will be sold as digital tokens.

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I Don’t Trust Police Testimony. Can I Lie to Get on a Jury?

The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on how far one should go to participate in the judicial process.

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The Work Diary of Mira Mariah, Tattoo and ‘Girl Culture’ Expert

She built a cult following as Instagram’s @girlknewyork by designing tattoos for people who want to look and feel cool.

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First Fossil Feather Ever Found Belonged to This Dinosaur

To settle a lengthy debate, a team of paleontologists says the specimen unearthed in the 19th century was shed by an archaeopteryx.

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Chinese City of Lanzhou Orders Taxi Drivers to Remove Tattoos

Officials in Lanzhou said tattooed drivers could “cause distress” to passengers. The order has revived a debate over stigmatized body art.

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How cell phones and Facebook are changing remote Nunatsiavut

Image of a town between the ocean and tundra.

Enlarge / The town of Nain. (credit: Dennis Minty/Adventure Canada)

Moravian missionaries arrived in Canada in the 1700s, forever altering the future of the country’s Inuit population. Beginning in the 19th century, Inuit children were taken away from their families and forced to attend residential schools (boarding schools), where they were not allowed to speak their own language. In the 1950s, thousands of Inuit in Nunatsiavut (the easternmost of Canada’s four Inuit regions) were forcibly removed from their land and stripped of their native language and customs. As a result, a generation of students that lost their culture gave birth to children who are now, themselves, searching for new ways to reclaim it.

Restoring that culture is a challenge, because many Inuit currently live in remote communities that lack roads and transportation infrastructure, leaving them isolated from each other. But technology has started helping them to connect with other Inuit across the country, to preserve traditional cultural practices, and to create a space for young people to learn about and participate in their heritage.

Of the 65,000 Inuit spread across Canada, about 7,200 are Labrador Inuit. About a third of these Labrador Inuit reside in Nunatsiavut, which has five major Inuit communities scattered along the coastline of Newfoundland Labrador province. None of the communities are connected to each other—or to anywhere else for that matter— by road, and they can only be reached by airplane or boat. Nain, with a population of approximately 1,200 people, is the largest and northernmost Inuit community.

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N.Y.C. Enters Phase 3 of Reopening

The city took its narrowest reopening step yet as it welcomed the return of personal-care services and outdoor recreation spaces.

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In Defense of My Emu Tattoo

Only twice have I felt a connection so strong that self-consciousness fell away. The first time was with an emu.

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‘It’s Something I Wanted to Carry With Me’: Marking a Movement in Ink

After the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed, three women speak about why they wanted to memorialize this moment by getting tattoos.

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Stick and Poke Tattoos for the Quarantined

Stick-and-pokes have long been a friend to the bored. Now is the perfect time, right?

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