Collab from Vincent Hocquet of Beautiful Freak Tattoo and Nazareno Tubaro.
Speaking of your arm, what are all of these tattoos you have? Is that the logo for the band Eyehategod?
Zak: Yeah, and I have Mandy’s preexisting medical conditions tattooed on my right forearm. I think there are around 12 of them. They’re for when we have to talk to EMTs or if we have to fill out medical paperwork. You would have them, too. They’re hard to keep track of, and I’ve got a lot on my mind.
True fucking love, you guys. This boy has his lady’s medical conditions fucking TATTOOED on his forearm so they’re always at the ready. When you love a person who is sick, like really sick, never-going-to-get-better-sick-everyday sick, these are the kinds of things you have to do because the minute it takes you to find the list of afflictions could be the difference between living and dying.
This kind of devotion is beyond beautiful. It’s just gorgeous.
From VICE’s interview which you can read here.
Photos and article by Kimberly Kane.
So I went to a taqueria place today and the guy we ordered from had these tattoos!! He loves Sailor Moon and told us how excited he was for the new season next summer.
This is, for real, the dopest thing I have ever seen.
Hands down, I quit. He terminado. Done.
thats pretty fucking awesome.
[ A dark skinned woman crouches in the middle of an autumnal forest, her eyes cast upwards towards the viewer in a confident manner. Her long brown hair is styles in a rope-like braid that coils across the back of her neck and hangs almost to the ground. She wears boots, pants and a strapless bodice all made from fur-lined brown animal hide and held together with lots of straps and buckles. An exotic sword is held behind her in her right hand. Her left hand is extended downwards into what looks like water that has a huge pseudo-Celtic design covering its surface in magical looking silver; the energy from that is flowing up her arms, making the swirling tattoos that cover her exposed skin glow in a similar manner. ]
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Portraits from the series ‘Life After’ by Araminta de Clermont
This series is an exploration into the tattoos, and lives, of members of South Africa’s ‘Numbers’ prison gangs (the 26s, 27s & 28s) after having been released back into society, normally after many years, if not decades, of imprisonment.
Tattooing has always been forbidden in the South African prison system, with severe penalties, but the drive to create these marks is so strong that tattooing equipment will be created somehow.Pigment will come from grinding up rubbish bins, industrial rubber washers, batteries, or bricks. This will then be mixed with saliva, and will be pushed under the skin with nails pulled out of furniture, or sewing needles.
Tattoos may convey rankings within the hierarchy of the Number, may be testimonies to a crime committed, or may sometimes be a rather more personal statement: like a message of blame, threat, or regret, or a tribute to a loved one. A “Numbers” gangster can read another’s life story simply through the markings he has.
The gallows symbol signifies that the bearer faced the death sentence, before it was outlawed. Many of the most highly tattooed men that I photographed, had been given the death sentence, before Mandela’s reprieve, and thus they had never believed they would be released, never imagining “a life after’.
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Horikoi, from Bloodwork: Bodies