Chris Eckert’s Auto Ink DIY tattoo machine will grace you with some ink via divine intervention:
Auto Ink is a three axis numerically controlled sculpture. Once the main switch is triggered, the operator is assigned a religion and it’s corresponding symbol is tattooed onto the person’s arm. The operator does not have control over the assigned symbol. It is assigned either randomly or through divine intervention, depending on your personal beliefs.
I’m not going to pretend to know what that means or how the dang thing works. I’m no physicist. My personal belief is that I should choose my own tattoo. I believe in free will. So that’s a NO THANKS for me. [The Daily What] Keep reading »
David Beckham shared this photo of himself getting a new tattoo from artist Mark Mahoney on Facebook, but he failed to tell us what the new tattoo is of. Guess we’ll have to wait for the next time he rips off his shirt to find out. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
A 21-year-old Australian tattoo artist is facing two counts of assault after inking an unwanted tattoo on his friend’s back. The 25-year-old victim didn’t really want a tattoo in the first place, but the artist in question convinced him to get a ying yang symbol with some dragons. That sounds fugly enough, yet even fuglier was the 16-inch penis and a gay slur he emerged with. The peen-tooist will now have to face a jury while the dude with the d**k on his back will have to face some serious time under the laser. [Metro] Keep reading »
The Dereon ads for the fall 2010 collection, which featured a tattooed Beyonce, were such a strong hit, that Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles have decided to release a set of temporary tattoos. The pair have teamed up with Temptu, an airbrush makeup firm which created the tattoos for the ads, to develop temporary tattoo designs for Dereon. The basic and deluxe packages, which are due to launch Nov. 1, will include designs in the Dereon fleur symbol, rocker bolts and chains, jewel baubles, and spiders. You know, typical temporary tattoo looks. The tattoos will be waterproof and are meant to last two to five days. Basic kits will retail for $16 and the deluxe kits will run you $34 at Sephora. WWD.com Keep reading »
I live in New York City, where every third person on the street has some kind of ink. So it’s easy for me to forget that tattoos often have a whole different set of connotations in that wide swath of country between the East and West coasts.
Luckily, the internet never hesitates to remind me. Since I started starring in a weekly web series, I’ve been called everything from a “tattooed longshoreman” to a “goblin.” (The goblin comment was probably unrelated to my tattoos, but it was still super mean.) And when a piece I wrote on weight loss for The Frisky ended up being featured on CNN.com, the photo featuring my tattooed arms quickly overshadowed the article’s content. Keep reading »