Monthly Archives: March 2020

Coronavirus tattoos are now a thing

Never one to miss an opportunity, tattoo collectors across the world are ignoring calls to stay at home and self-isolate, and are instead going to get inked – with the coronavirus. One quick look at Instagram’s #coronavirustattoo hashtag throws up dozens of pictures of people who appear to have had permanent reminders of the pandemic […]

Ten quick facts about tattoos

If you’re in a rush, here are 10 quick facts about tattoos, covering a wide range of topics, from the tattoo machine through to aftercare! When getting a tattoo, your skin is pricked between 50 and 3,000 times per minute by the needle in a tattoo machine. Tattoo machines have been around since the late […]

Different themes in traditional Japanese tattoos

Despite still being controversial in Japan, tattoos play an important role in the country’s culture and history. We’ve talked about Japanese tattoos before and how they were used to permanently mark criminals, a practice that lasted for centuries. As a result, tattoos gained a dark reputation, adorned only by bad guys. Even today tattoos in […]

Amazing tattoos that change colour depending on your health!

Research recently published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition claims that scientists in Germany have developed a tattoo which changes colour in response to changing of glucose, albumin, or pH. Levels. The technology hasn’t reached the human testing stage yet, but on pieces of pig skin the tattoos shifted across a range of hues as scientists tweaked […]