Tag: tattoos

Short Pants and Long Sleeves: China’s Soccer Team Plays Under Tattoo Ban

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — China’s recent attempts to emerge as a serious soccer nation after decades in the sports wilderness have taken some curious turns. One of the more recent ones is visible — or, rather, invisible — at this month’s Asian Cup. Temperatures in the tournament, which is being played in the […]

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How Tattoos Saved These Indonesian Women from Sexual Slavery in World War II

The traditional tattoos. All photos by author Mariana Hoar remembers the fear of living under Japanese occupation—and the pain. “When the Japanese came, we already tattooed ourselves so they would assume we had husbands,” she told me, pointing to the faded, but still ornate lines under her sun-wrinkled skin. “This means we’re married. It was […]

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Athletes Don’t Own Their Tattoos. That’s a Problem for Video Game Developers.

When LeBron James bounds down a basketball court, he is both a transcendent athlete and a prominent palette for dozens of tattoos. His mother’s name, Gloria, rests on a crown on his right shoulder and his forearms bear a portrait of his son LeBron Jr. and 330, an area code for his hometown, Akron, Ohio. […]

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The Spice Girls’ Mel B Just Gave New Meaning to ‘Cutting Off’ Your Ex

Mel B meets fans and signs copies of her new memoir ‘Brutally Honest’ on November 28, 2018 in Greenhithe, England.Photo: Mark Milan (Getty Images) We’ve never been fans of the nickname “Scary Spice,” given to The Spice Girls’ Mel B. But the entertainer and judge of America’s Got Talent recently disclosed a detail about how […]

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Justin Bieber & Hailey Baldwin Secretly Got Couples’ Tattoos — and the Singer’s Is on His Face

True love’s ink! Celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang — who has spent hours inking Justin Bieber in the past — revealed during an interview with Page Six TV that he had given the pop star and Hailey Baldwin a couples’ tattoo, which had somehow remained completely under wraps. Get push notifications with news, articles, and more! + […]

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10 Probably Not All That Interesting Reasons Why I Got the Title of My Book Tattooed on My Arm

that’s me and shitPhoto: Damon Young Hello. My name is Damon Young. My debut memoir, What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, is available for preorder. If you haven’t already, go ahead and preorder a few. I am, as you can imagine, excited about this. (Terrified too, for reasons I might share here at some […]

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