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Slice of Life: Brotherhood’s indelible bonds
Slice of Life: Brotherhood’s indelible bonds
It’s one of those things that started as a joke, but then we talked about it so much that it became serious.
Slice of Life: When ink is more than skin deep
Slice of Life: When ink is more than skin deep
The composition was clumsy. The placement was unflattering. 
Can tattoos stand test of time?
Can tattoos stand test of time?
In a department store in Los Angeles, a man leaves a sharp, woody scent in his wake. I do something I've never done before: I follow him. He is a...
Nelson Mandela 'lives on my skin'
Nelson Mandela 'lives on my skin'
Mpumelelo Masinga takes a deep drag from his cigarette, his hand trembling with apprehension. 
Mum, imam and Saddam: What young Iraqis are saying with tattoos
Mum, imam and Saddam: What young Iraqis are saying with tattoos
Baghdad's history in the decade since the US-led invasion can...
Generation Ink's portraits of tattoos
Generation Ink's portraits of tattoos
An elegant cursive typeface announces the title of Generation Ink. The looping curlicues and conjoined letters suggest a flow of ink made...
[Video]A journey across the skin
[Video]A journey across the skin
VIDEO Scores of ink enthusiasts were drawn to the Cape Town Tattoo Expo to admire and share in the work of some of the world's best tattoo artists.
Tattooed Czech presidential candidate dispels ink taboos
Tattooed Czech presidential candidate dispels ink taboos
Vladimír Franz has a face you remember. As well as being an opera composer, a painter and a professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in...
Tattoos tell tales of life and death
Tattoos tell tales of life and death
Tattoos talk. Rather than meaning something literal and universal, the art on our bodies is often personal and complicated. A magnificent panorama of...
The painful cost in the battle for jobs
The painful cost in the battle for jobs
Act in haste, repent at leisure, or so the saying goes, and not just at leisure but in pain and considerable expense when it comes to having a...
More than skin deep
More than skin deep
A blue and red flowering, sinuous, inky design written permanently into the skin of bare legs may be eye-catching -- but is it art?
Written on the body
Written on the body
When I'm brave enough to have a tattoo it will be one of a crowned bee taking flight. The reason is simple really: I come from a royal family and...

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