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Tattoo Culture

Astoria Characters: The Artist With Vast Bodies of Work

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As soon as Gene Coffey rolls up the ink-black metal gate at his tony tattoo parlor, he starts talking about his art studio.

The Sexy Spirituality of Tattoos

Peggy Payne | Posted 06.28.2016 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Once upon a time, a tattoo was a sign of an outlaw or an outlaw wannabe. And at the same time -- in this country at least -- outward signs of faith or references to God were often thought hopelessly dorky and prudish.

Stunning Portrait Series Of People With Tattoos Proves 'Beauty Is Not Only Ink Deep'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women

Tattoos are a part of a person's beauty, and a new photo series proves it. Photographer Niall Patterson is currently fundraising to publish a book ...

I'm A Mom With Tattoos... But None For My Kids

Jessica Ritz | Posted 06.16.2012 | Parents
Jessica Ritz

I have tattoos. I've had them for years. I've had kids for a while now, too. And yet I've never thought of getting a tattoo that pays tribute to my two boys -- by name, symbol or otherwise.

PHOTOS: A Life History Told Through Tattoos

Aric Davis | Posted 04.22.2012 | Books
Aric Davis

I knew that I was going to be tattooed long before I even thought about being a writer. I was listening to "Girls Girls Girls" by Motley Crue with a friend in his room, and on the wall was a poster of the band. They were standing on stage, half naked, and covered in tattoos.

My Tattoo: Now That I'm 60, Do I Regret It?

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Denise Vivaldo

I am 60 years old -- not a 40-is-the-new-60 type but a real, un-airbrushed 60. I start with that because I never thought I would get this old, and because I must prove that I have enough life experience to write about tattoos.