Tattoos

LGBTQ

I'm Changing the Largely Male, Straight Tattoo Industry with a Simple List

Queer Bodmod Compass helps LGBTQ people connect with tattooists in their area that they can feel safer around.
Guik
4.15.19
Photos

The Domestic Abuse Survivors Covering Their Scars with Tattoos

In Ufa, Russia, women come to tattoo artist Zhenya Zahar to transform their marks of pain into works of art.
Zing Tsjeng and Claudia Janke
1.15.18
Cancer

How Nipple Tattoos Are Helping Breast Cancer Survivors Heal

After undergoing reconstructive surgery following her mastectomy, Lisa Chavis decided to have areolas tattooed onto her new breasts—a trend that is helping some breast cancer survivors mark the end of their treatment.
Kimberly Lawson
1.30.17
Tattoos

Women Share the Tattoos They Got to Commemorate the Women's March

"I will always remember the steps that women and supporters took on Saturday, January 21st to stand up for what we believe in."
Sarah Hagi
1.27.17
tv

Female Tattoo Artists Are Finally Getting the Recognition They Deserve

After eight seasons, the popular tattoo competition reality show "Ink Master" just announced its first female winner. We spoke to women from throughout the show's history about how they struggled, both on camera and off, to be taken seriously.
Allison Pohle
12.7.16
employment

Having Tattoos Can Actually Help You Get Hired

According to a new study, getting inked may increase your chances of employment—depending on the type of job you're after.
Linda Yang
9.21.16
Interviews

Meet the Trans Tattoo Artist Witch Using Their Ink as Power

Great Falls-based tattooist Noel'le Longhaul has gained thousands of followers on social media with their bewitching art. We talked to them about going into the deep, dark woods.
Zing Tsjeng
7.28.16
Culture

Tattooed Tribeswomen and the Problem of Photo Tourism in Myanmar

For the Chin women of western Myanmar, outer beauty starts with an inky black, fully tattooed face. But the government has banned the custom, and tourists are flooding in to document the dying tradition.
Nathan A. Thompson
11.20.15