Tattoos

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‘I hated it the minute it was finished’: bad body art and regrets in a tattoo removal clinic
From Brexit written across a bum to the name of an ex, some tattoos are mistakes that their owners are desperate to erase. But is costly laser treatment worth the pain?

Sirin Kale

06, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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UK to investigate tattoo ink health risks after EU ban
Ban has caused tattoo industry crisis across bloc with trade associations warning it will ‘criminalise’ artists

Lisa O'Carroll Brexit correspondent

05, Jan, 2022 @12:48 PM

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Beware plastic-eating bugs visiting you at home | Brief letters
Brief letters: Plastics | Tattoos | Rewilding | Xmas entertaining

Letters

16, Dec, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Phil’s formula tattoo is still a talking point | Brief letters
Brief letters: Tattoos | Home economics | Guitar styles | Christmas visits

Letters

15, Dec, 2021 @6:15 PM

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‘It is a celebration of my body!’ Meet the people who had their first tattoo after 60
Whether it is to commemorate a lost loved one, bask in their independence or mark a new stage of life, many people now get inked when they are older. Six tell their stories

Emine Saner

14, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Tell us: did you get your first tattoo when you were over 65?
We would like to hear from people who decided to get their first tattoo at over the age of 65

Guardian community team

18, Nov, 2021 @1:28 PM

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Why tattoos are more than just body art | Sali Hughes
From eyebrow microblading after chemotherapy to post-mastectomy tattoos, these can help heal the trauma of cancer

Sali Hughes

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘I’m going to change, why can’t my body?’: tattoo removal grows up
As tattoos become commonplace, so has the once-pointy subject of their removal. But it isn’t all exes’ names and embarrassing ink that motivates people to part with body art

Walter Marsh

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Ink positive: how tattoos can heal the mind as well as adorn the body
Forget the stereotypes – getting inked can be a powerful means of reclaiming your body and processing grief or trauma

David Robson

31, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Tattoo Redo review – Red Hot Chili Peppers lyrics, be gone!
Netflix’s new reality series is daft but wholly endearing, as artists work with couples and friends to replace much-loathed ink with joyous, meaningful designs

Lucy Mangan

28, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Pinched ink: is it wrong to steal a tattoo?
Celebrities have been sued for it, and tattoo artists get shunned for doing it. So how do people wind up with identical tattoos?

James Shackell

18, Jul, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Skin flicks: quantifying the Disney tattoo phenomenon
For reasons unclear, an online bingo site has decided to find out which Disney film the most people have tattooed on to themselves

Stuart Heritage

07, Jun, 2021 @3:09 PM

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