Tomorrow at 8am my Tattoos After Dark costar Jersey Joe Meinweiser and I will be freaking the spooks on TV3's massively popular Ireland:AM. We'll be talking about our "after dark" adventures on this timely Halloween-themed morning show and meeting our Irish fans at this weekend's Dublin Tattoo Convention. Tune in and catch the creepy craic!
Today is October 10th and for the last half of the decade Personal Ink has been raising awareness with miniature tattoo festivals across the US on some very special collectors.
Tattoos as therapy is not a new idea by any means, but only recently have mastectomy patients actively sought-out this beautiful and unique approach to scar coverage. While currently focused in America, the inclination for women to widen their healing consciousness is spreading throughout the western world, as demonstrated in this inspiring article in this German lifestyle magazine.
If you'd like to see what magic is happening across the US today, as well as donation and volunteer information, please connect with the links below. Thanks for reading and being a part of Personal Ink 10.10.15!
When I lunched with the ladies of Things and Ink Magazine I had no idea I'd be just in time to get caught up in their whirlwind which is the annual Miniature Ink exhibit at Atomica Gallery in Covent Gardens. Now in its second iteration, it showcases that loveable bread-and-butter character whose chubby little face and body was something of an infinity symbol for the tattooers of old in its ubiquitousness, now screened through a modern seive.
There are over a hundred tattoo artists participating from around the world and the range of Kewpies moves from stunning to scary. Mine in particular was inspired by the transformative power of mastectomy tattoos and I borrowed some Thai flavor to create the Golden Dragon Goddess Kewpie you see here. All of this goes to Battersea Dogs & Cats which I just passed on my way to Gatwick. I wish I was there tonight... and this weekend for the formidable London Tattoo Convention but it's now fall in the UK and I must flee to sunny palms. If you do happen to go tonight, please hit me up on the ol' social media so I can see the fun, okay?
Banner photo of ALex McCord and Friday Jones courtesy of Eddie Garou ©2012