A Tattoo Boom in Brooklyn (Video)

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Jackie Bischof of The Wall Street Journal visits Brooklyn’s Williamsburg area where tattoo shops are thriving. The video features tattooers Jeb Maykut and Erick Diaz. Photographer Paul Nathan discusses his book of portraits “Generation Ink” and shares his thoughts on society’s “shift”. Hit the jump to watch the video and to view photos by Lauren DeCicca.

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A Movable Canvas — Tattoos in Yoga

‘A Movable Canvas’ by Emily S. Rueb for The New York Times. Photos by Piotr Redlinski.

For some yoga practitioners, the body is a sacred vessel that should not be tainted. For others, the skin represents a blank, movable canvas for tattoos displaying thoughts, texts and deities that inspire and inform their practice. These works of art, stretched across shoulders, chests, arms and legs, may be tucked away during the workday. But when clothing comes off, as it often does in yoga studios, they are on display for all to see.

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Amber Rose x YRB

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Amber Rose rocks a Marilyn Monroe style wig and discusses life in the current issue of YRB magazine.

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LA WEEKLY: Chefs With Tattoos

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In this weeks LA WEEKLY, Amy Scattergood meets with some of LA’s top chefs to discuss their tattoos and how they influence their careers.

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Photos and a link to the full article and Amy’s slide show after the jump.

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Nano-Tattoos and Diabetes

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Very promising news.

“New nanoparticle tattooing could be used to monitor diabetics’ blood sugar levels, replacing traditional daily finger pricks.”

Read the entire article at digitaljournal.com.

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Ink Butter x Tattoo Life Magazine

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Thank you Tattoo Life Magazine for the mention in their n.64 issue. The kind words are greatly appreciated.

I’d also like to thank everyone who’s been visiting the site and have added Ink Butter on facebook & twitter. There wouldn’t be much of a point to having the site without you all, so thank you again.

I’m really excited about the future of Ink Butter. There are a lot of things in the works so I’m happy to have you all along for the ride.

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Angelina Jolie x Entertainment Weekly

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A beautiful shot of Angelina Jolie’s back piece on the cover of Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Summer movie preview. Her movie Salt hits theaters this July.

“Angelina Jolie stars in Salt as CIA agent accused of being a Russian sleeper spy. The role, originally written for a man (Tom Cruise was previously attached to star), called for a lot of butt-kicking action. “I had just had two babies, and the push to be physically strong was very welcomed at the time,” says Jolie.”

Full Entertainment Weekly cover image and Salt trailer after the jump.

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Alexander Wang x Interview

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Alexander Wang Gang featuring Alexander Wang and friends for Interview magazine. Shot by Mikael Jannson.

Photos and video after the jump.

*Contains nudity

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Birdman’s Oil Well Tattoo

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Cash Money Records founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams announced the formation of his energy business, Bronald Oil & Gas LLC, with an oil well tattooed on the side of his head.

Bronald Oil & Gas was founded by Birdman and his brother Ronald “Slim” Williams. The two also founded Cash Money Records. Cash Money is responsible for launching the career of Lil Wanye and more recently Drake.

According to their site, Bronald Oil & Gas plans to explore and develop assets in the Gulf Coast states and Oklahoma.

Photo and link to the full article after the jump.

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Nissan’s Tattoo Sculpture

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Tattoo artist Henry Hate has teamed up with Nissan to create the world’s first “ice tattoo”. The sculpture is for Nissan’s Cube launch in the UK.

Pics of the sculpture after the jump.

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