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Too cute…

Too cute…

630 notes | Posted Jul 17, 13 #tattoos #cool

I’ve talked before about racist tattoos and have often compared them to blackface.
BUT I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AN ACTUAL BLACK FACE TATTOO.
This disappointing image is by well-known Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. You can read more about blackface online, like here or here.
Dehumanizing images like this, whether they intend to or not, help serve a much larger agenda: to perpetuate the myth that non-whites are non-human, an object that can be caricatured, or (in the case of war bonnets and, I would argue, black face) some/thing/ from a long time ago with no modern relevance. They subvert a long, rich, and diverse cultural history and help justify wage gaps, privatization of schools, mass incarceration, and healthcare inequalities people of color face the world over.
I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tattoo because of how much “post-racial” discussion there seems to be going around the internet. Racism is alive and well in every part of our culture…..

I’ve talked before about racist tattoos and have often compared them to blackface.

BUT I NEVER EXPECTED TO SEE AN ACTUAL BLACK FACE TATTOO.

This disappointing image is by well-known Marcin Aleksander Surowiec. You can read more about blackface online, like here or here.

Dehumanizing images like this, whether they intend to or not, help serve a much larger agenda: to perpetuate the myth that non-whites are non-human, an object that can be caricatured, or (in the case of war bonnets and, I would argue, black face) some/thing/ from a long time ago with no modern relevance. They subvert a long, rich, and diverse cultural history and help justify wage gaps, privatization of schools, mass incarceration, and healthcare inequalities people of color face the world over.

I wanted to make sure everyone saw this tattoo because of how much “post-racial” discussion there seems to be going around the internet. Racism is alive and well in every part of our culture…..

961 notes | Posted May 3, 13 #tattoos #racism #black face #blackface #racist tattoos #I CAN'T BELIEVE WE STILL HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THIS #racist #fyeahtattoos

Elize Nazelie has started doing watercolor tattoos! If you guys have followed critink for a while you know she’s my artist (and her other stuff is out of control good) and I’m stoked she’s started doing this! I’m seriously just posting this because I’ve gotten soooo many questions about finding an artist who does this lately!

[Elize] tattoos at [Brilliance Tattoo], Boston, MA.

BOOM. Also, I would book soon because she’s currently one of two artists in the US that’s doing this kind of style now and since most of us can’t afford the plane ticket to Europe, I’m pretty sure she’s going to start filling up her schedule with these…

249 notes | Posted Apr 27, 13 #tattoos #watercolor tattoos #amanda wachob #fyeahtattoos #watercolor #paint #paint tattoos #artists on tumblr #good tattoos

Preparing For Your First Tattoo (Or: How You Know You’re Ready)

I’ve been asked more than a few times the same question by followers who don’t have any tattoos. Its basic enough, and something the rest of us have thought at some point or other I assume. The question is this: how do I know if I really want a tattoo?

Lucky for you guys, I’ve decided to write a guide. Hope this helps!

1. Tell your parents you want to get a tattoo. Let them lecture you for five hours. Once you get one, they’re probably going to do this anyway, so just get it out of the way.

2. Yourenow ready to get your first tattoo! Find a local artist, and give them $300 for a small painting or $2000 for a larger one. Don’t actually let them give it to you completed: just hang an unfinished canvas on your wall for between a few weeks ro a few years. Whenever someone comes over, try not to be weird when they compliment it and you explain its not done yet. You’re now ready to pay for your tattoo!

3. Can you handle the pain? That’s easy enough to figure out. Take a cardboard box large enough to fit your arm and one adult cat. Saw a hole large enough to fit your arm in so it sits like a sleeve. Now go visit animal control and have one of the officers place a feral cat in the box before taping in shut. Let the cat claw up your arm for three hours. Make sure therss a sign near by that says “no whining.” Try to strike up a conversation wigh the animal control officer, acting as naturally as possible. At the ens of your session, have him rouggly slap Vaseline on your arm then make sure you tip him.

4. Let the healing process begin! Grt a sunburn, preferably on you cat-destroyed arm, assuming theres still skin on it. Then every 3 hours have someone slap it. This is what it feels like to moisturize a fresh tattoo! Also, no itching as you’ll ruin it. If you’re planning on getting tattooed in summer, cancel all your plans to visit beaches, pools, or sunshine to keep from ruining your new art.

5. You made it! Now welcome to thw joys of being a tattooed person. Buy a shirt that says “please give me you opinions about how I look” then wear it around for two weeks. You’re now ready for old people, conservatives/religious types, and any white man older than you.

6. Buy a second shirt that says “please ask me stupid questions” and wear that for the following two weeks. Answer everyone politely, and try to go anout your day. Alternatively, this could say “tell me about your bad tattoos” because people with bad tattoos will looooove to show them off once they see you have some too. Unfortunately, those with better tattoos are probably going to talk tattoos less with you than someone who got their boyfriends name tattooed on their neck by their cousin.

7. Ready to get a job? Wear a turtle neck, dress pants, and closed shoes into a sauna. Resist the urge to roll up your clothing. You’re now ready to go to work during summer with your tattoos covered!

8. Lets look a few years down the road now. Smear india ink over the part of your mm ody where you want to be tattooed. Its neen a few decades and your tattoo is faded! Either you can live with it or repeat steps 2-4 to get it touched up.

Congratulations! You’re now ready for your first tattoo. Good luck, and choose a good artist! Remember: you get what you pay for!

354 notes | Posted Apr 21, 13 #tattoos #lulz #tattoo meme #tattoo jokes #first tattoo #art

Local newspaper runs anti-tattoos ad about… grounds keeping?
I’m just going to leave this here.

Local newspaper runs anti-tattoos ad about… grounds keeping?

I’m just going to leave this here.

125 notes | Posted Apr 18, 13 #tattoos #tattoo acceptance

168 notes | Posted Mar 29, 13 #tattoos #cool

If you don’t think your tattoo artist should go in drunk, neither should you! Alcohol and tattoos don’t mix kids…

If you don’t think your tattoo artist should go in drunk, neither should you! Alcohol and tattoos don’t mix kids…

83 notes | Posted Mar 28, 13 #tattoos #lulz #tattoo history #safety #health

Remember: the benefits of moisturizing your skin and protecting it from the sun run deep!
I’d like to hijack this post by reminding you to keep your tattoos (and the rest of your body) maintained well after they’re done healing.

Remember: theĀ benefitsĀ of moisturizing your skin and protecting it from the sun run deep!

I’d like to hijack this post by reminding you to keep your tattoos (and the rest of your body) maintained well after they’re done healing.

(via shadood-xxx)

9,864 notes | Posted Mar 27, 13 #tattoos #safety #healing #aging

94,226 notes | Posted Mar 26, 13 #tattoos #cool

new from Peter Aurisch

new from Peter Aurisch

164 notes | Posted Mar 25, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos

988 notes | Posted Mar 24, 13 #tattoos #cool

190 notes | Posted Mar 22, 13 #tattoos #cool #tattoo history

Jeff Gogue “art” themed sleeve with details

174 notes | Posted Mar 19, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos #jeff gogue

Water Pokemon sleeve by Elize Nazelie. Open it up in a new window if you really want to see what’s good.

Water Pokemon sleeve by Elize Nazelie. Open it up in a new window if you really want to see what’s good.

573 notes | Posted Mar 18, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos

by Megan Wilson Picture Machine SF

by Megan Wilson Picture Machine SF

98 notes | Posted Mar 15, 13 #tattoos #good tattoos #typography