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November 8 2008 Body Art Newsletter

Greetings, Body Art Fans!

I've been reading more and more stories on the internet about companies and businesses tightening up rules about tattoos on the job. With the growth in tattoo popularity seems to be a matching growth of regulations and backlash. Suffice to say, there are only really two things a tattooed person can do about it. The first is to stay involved in defending your own personal rights. This not only means staying up on rules in your home city or state, but giving time and support to larger groups that work on the state and federal levels. And the second thing is to be willing to put in the time and effort to truly consider if tattooing is right for you and make sure you are personally willing to live with your skin art decisions for the rest of your life. Once an adult, you have the right to be tattooed, but are you willing to uphold the responsibilities that go with that freedom?

New and Recommended Articles:

If rock star tattoos are your thing, then you´ll want to take a look at the ROCK STAR TATTOO ENCYCLOPEDIA by photographer Patricia Steur. Her photos showcase tattoos in the European and Los Angeles music scenes of the early 1980s.

If you thought George Clooney had some cool tattoos on him in FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, you might want to check out the skin art he sports in the comedy crime film WELCOME TO COLLINWOOD.

Bluebird Tattoo by Circe Link (song)
A really fun tattoo song is "Bluebird Tattoo" by jazz singer Circe Link. Get the song lyrics and see her perform it live in Japan.

Hot Links:

  • Picking a Tattoo Shop or Piercing Studio
    There are some basic and easy steps a person can take to make sure they are picking a reputable shop for their tattoo or piercing.
  • Online Body Art Museums
    With the movement of body art into the mainstream, art history museums have now created online body art museums to go along with their real-world exhibits. Take a tour of some ancient and modern body art history.
  • Tattoo and Piercing Supplies
    The Internet has taken most of the former job of the mail order catalog when it comes to tattoo and body piercing supply businesses.
  • The Tattoo Parlour HQ
    This group is for tattoo enthusiasts on both sides of the needle!

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 facilitate, 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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