Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Some Tattoos in the News

Tattoos are in the news daily, but a few items have popped up in the New York Times that are noteworthy and worth reading.

Just yesterday, was this story about a 100 year-old woman in the Philippines carrying on and keeping alive the country's historical tradition if tattooing:

At 100 or So, She Keeps a Philippine Tattoo Tradition Alive

Maria Fang-od Oggay at her home in the village of Buscalan, in the northern Philippines, last week. She belongs to the last generation of her ethnic group bearing a full set of traditional tattoos and is one of the few who remember how they are done. Credit Jes Aznar for The New York Times
Then, there was this piece, from January, also in the Times:

In December, the Times also ran a feature on artist Jonathan Valena, who has become famous for his "tiny" tattoos on celebrities and fashion models:

Hailey Baldwin’s “pray” tattoo on two fingers. Credit JonBoy        
And, finally, a story about the increasing demand for cover-ups:

An old tattoo is seen peeking through the cover-up artwork in process. Credit George Etheredge/The New York Times        
The finished product. Credit George Etheredge/The New York Times 

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