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Posts Tagged: tattoos

History of Tattoos

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The fact that tattoos existed in a time before “punk” was a word to describe a movement is a hard notion to grasp. The New Yorker has compiled a series of photographs of women in the early to mid 20th century baring their tattoos. Many of them were pioneering tattoo artists themselves or worked as […]

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The Stone of Help

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My husband hunches over the table, picking at his quesadillas. I’m gulping the last of the water, dropping my plate in the sink with a clatter. An idea hangs in the air between us like a burnt smell. We’re arguing—or rather, we’re not arguing—about tattoos again.

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Inked Up Librarians

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Mental Floss compiles tattooed librarians. As expected, much of the skin art is literary themed, but that is not to say that classic skull and bones motifs don’t make an appearance. Each tattoo’s origin is explained in detail and shed light on projects such as Brand Yourself A Librarian, which aims to unite prideful librarians. […]

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Tattooed Science

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Carl Zimmer’s Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed reveals the crossroads between the sciences and tattoo culture. The result is “a weird and wonderful almanac of the lovable geek who immortalized passion for science on their living flesh,” according to Brain Pickings, which previews several of the images curated and categorized in the book.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #26: Alex Behr in Conversation with Lucinda X

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The last time I saw Lucinda was around July 4, 2003. Marching around with sparklers in her back yard, drinking beer and laughing, she showed no ill-effects of being a California parole officer. Lucinda, forty-one, is now a California state investigator of lifers, and an aspiring roller derby vixen. Her boss approved this interview, but, […]

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