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‘My parents weren’t impressed at first, but now I do my mum’: meet some of the world’s best tattoo artists
Tattooing is constantly evolving and the most-sought after artists are superstars. Here, five of the best reveal what the craft means to them

Michael Segalov

06, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘Like being burned with cooking oil’: how tattoo removal became a booming business
As ink surges in popularity, so does regret – but despite improvements to the process, erasing body art remains difficult

Mattha Busby

25, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Man sues Cardi B for $5m for using his back tattoo in lewd cover art
Kevin Michael Brophy says his back tattoo was superimposed on to a male model who seemingly performs oral sex on the cover of Gangsta Bitch Music Vol 1

Sammy Gecsoyler

19, Oct, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Microneedle tattoo technique could make tattooing painless and fast
Scientists at Georgia Tech say press-on innovation opens opportunities for medical and cosmetic use

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

14, Sep, 2022 @5:11 PM

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Pandemic life changes haven’t just meant moving and quitting, there’s also been spontaneous tattoos and silly parties | Bridie Jabour
Almost all of us have been fundamentally changed by the past few years

Bridie Jabour

26, Aug, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Is the cashless society coming or going? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Coins or cards? | Jeremy Clarkson’s A-levels | Michael Gove | Remainer headgear | A 48% tattoo | From Hastings to Tbilisi

22, Aug, 2022 @5:06 PM

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In a world of endless sharing, I will not reveal my secret tattoo – how infuriating is that? | James Colley
It’s not outrageous, elaborate or wild but it is special to me – you’d understand if I showed it to you, which I will not

James Colley

08, Aug, 2022 @5:30 PM

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When ink dries: the regrets that drive tattoo removal
With the number of tattooed Australians at an all-time high, removals are an increasingly common story

Joe Hinchliffe

09, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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I got a back-to-front West Brom tattoo - and I love it | Adrian Chiles
For my role in a sitcom a make-up artist gave me a temporary tattoo, but was mortified to find she had it the wrong way round. But I like it so much I’m thinking of making it permanent, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

07, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mark of prestige: exhibition to explore culture and history of tattoos
Barcelona exhibition to showcase tattoo art from Japan and Polynesia to Thailand and Los Angeles

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

13, Jun, 2022 @10:09 AM

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Māori moko facial tattoos revived by a new generation with designs on the future
After brutal colonial-era efforts to suppress Māori culture, symbols of Indigenous identity are flourishing once more

Tess McClure in Auckland

10, Jun, 2022 @7:00 PM

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I got hooked on tattoos at 52. Is this a midlife crisis – or a new me?
My sister-in-law calls it my ‘manopause’ – but getting inked has helped me feel more confident than ever

Michael Hann

06, May, 2022 @10:00 AM

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