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October 2 2008 Body Art Newsletter

Greetings, Body Art Fans!

Ah, October! Fall season is here, and as one of my tattoo artists once told me, winter is a lot less busy for them than summer, plus everyone's not swimming and sunning anymore, so this is a great time of year if you've been thinking about getting that new piece of ink. And for those of you working on costumes, be sure to check out the Hot Links section for some great face and body painting tips and ideas!

New and Recommended Articles:

Tattoos and Mental Disorders
A forensic psychiatrist suggests that tattoos are a sign of certain mental disorders in criminals and can indicate a lack of drive in the general population. Take a look at the debate this information has ignited.

TSA Vague About Piercing Threat
The information about body piercings and security inspections on the TSA website is very vague about why body piercings are a threat. See what the TSA has to say when you contact them directly.

Some books on body art hold up as stronger references than others. THE RETURN OF THE TRIBAL is one of those books, a good cornerstone of any tattoo and modification library.

In this 1991 drama written and directed by Sean Penn, actor Viggo Mortensen plays an ex-Vietnam vet with a criminal streak. See a great example of late 1960s military and prison tattoos in this film.

Hot Links:

  • Halloween Face Painting
    A bit of face paint is one of the best ways to make a quick costume for Halloween. Here are some easy and low-cost costume ideas suitable for kids and adults. Be a skull, vampire or zombie.
  • Super Simple Halloween Face Paint
    Face paint is one of the best ways to make a quick costume for Halloween. Here are some tips for classic face designs such as a clown, a cat and a butterfly.
  • Liquid Latex Costuming
    Liquid latex can be combined with some fabric clothing items or pre-made latex clothing to create custom costumes or clothes, or temporary clothing effects and decorations.
  • How To Do Vampire Makeup
    Doing your own vampire makeup can be a five minute breeze, or a more involved procedure, whichever is to your taste.
  • Find A Great Temporary Tattoo
    If you're looking for a temporary tattoo too add that final touch to your costume, check out what this page has to offer!

You can upload your tattoo pictures to Bellaonline and then rate your favorites! It's fun and free, and you can upload or vote here.

If you have a body art question, please come on over to the online forum. It's a great place for chatting about body art and getting an answer.

If you'd like to write about body art and tattoos, and you'd like to earn some cash or donate to your favorite charity, c'mon over to Ink City, an online body art community I moderate, and give it a go!

I really love your feedback and welcome your questions, so if you have something to tell me or ask, please send an e-mail or drop by the forum! Please pass this message along to family and friends who you know are interested.

Body Art Editor

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