Tattoos

Slice of Life: Brotherhood’s indelible bonds

'It wasn’t long before he had my name in ink as well'

Slice of Life: When ink is more than skin deep

'Clearly emotional, it soon became clear that she had come to see me more as a psychologist than an artist'

Can tattoos stand test of time?

Body ink is widespread, but will the tattooed feel good about their body art in old age?

Nelson Mandela ‘lives on my skin’

Local tattoo artists report an increased demand for tattoos of former President Nelson Mandela, a new form of fashion to commemorate the statesman.

Mum, imam and Saddam: What young Iraqis are saying with tattoos

Tattoo parlours are becoming increasingly popular in Baghdad, despite opposition from traditionalists.

Generation Ink’s portraits of tattoos

This is not so much a book about tattoos as a collection of portraits of people with tattoos.
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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

A tattooed face hasn't held back Czech presidential hopeful Vladimir Franz. Bim Adewunmi asks if facial tattoos are finally acceptable.

Tattoos tell tales of life and death

Common symbols can have a multiplicity of meanings from the mundane to the bizarre, writes Patrick Barkham.

The painful cost in the battle for jobs

A Barcelona clinic has reported an 81% rise in demand for painful laser treatment to remove tattoos as competition for work intensifies.

More than skin deep

Tattoos have gone mainstream. But are they art?

Written on the body

Although she's not yet ready for a tattoo of her own, <em>Vuvu Vena</em>, went to the Jaded Ink show to catch a glimpse of the latest body art trends.

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Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

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Press Releases

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

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Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

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Digging deep

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TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences