I know it’s been awhile but these posts take some time to prepare and time is something I’ve been short on lately. Without any further ado, here’s some news from around the globe!
I’ll start with our own bit of press. Now that the BME World Tour is underway, BME is getting some press. In this article in the Herald Sun, Rachel is asked to give her opinion about the tattoos of some football players (that’s soccer for you American readers). There’s a video that goes along with it. Unfortunately, I can’t embed the video but you can see it here.
In other news…
Remember hypercolor shirts? No? Well thanks for making me feel old. Along the lines of the hypercolor shirt, ThinkGeek has a story up about tattoos that change with your mood. (Psst, don’t be an April Fool…)
Awhile back I posted a story about a lady arrested for selling “gothic kittens”. Remember her? She’s been sentenced to house arrest.
We hear stories about kids who tattooing fairly regularly. I know they’ve been posted to ModBlog in the past. Last summer, at Tattoo Hollywood, I photographed Asa Lee Crow getting tattooed by his son. In the UK, a 3 1/2 year old little girl named Ruby is well on her way to becoming a tattoo artist. (OK, maybe it’ll be a year or two yet.)
In New York, a “beauty school” adds tattooing to their list of classes offered.
In Calgary, Alberta, some crazy folks are actually paying to be burned and to hang from hooks! (Insert sarcasm emoticon here.)
The Australian has an article up about how the “tattoo fad” is not going to fade away.
This next story is the kind that creeps up every now and then and never carries much detail with it when it does. Apparently, a woman died of blood poisoning two days after having her tongue pierced.
When I read the following story, I was dumbfounded. An Indianapolis father was so enraged when he found out his daughter got a piercing that he punched her in the face. When his wife and his other daughter tried to intervene, he stabbed them. Because that’s an appropriate reaction, right?
How the tattoo went high street. I like that title. This article is about a new documentary film about the evolution of tattoos. The documentary is titled “Tattoos: A Scarred History“. I’d like to see this and very well may just pre-order a copy so I can.
Finally, to end on a light note, here’s a little bit of celebrity news…
Inquiring minds want to know, why is 50 Cent removing some of his tattoos? People has the answer! 50 has some competition though, seems singer Peter Andre is also getting into the tattoo removal thing. In Andre’s case, he’s removing the tattoo he got for his ex-wife, Katie Price. Take that! Last but certainly not least, the current issue of Entertainment Weekly features an interview with Angelina Jolie. The cover of the magazine features Angelina exposing her bare back and showing her tattoos.