10 Outrageous Tattoo Laws From Around the World

Laws of all kinds differ from country to country worldwide, and the same goes for rules around tattoos. You may not think something as innocent as body art would be so controversial in some areas of the world, but you would be mistaken. We looked into some of the wildest policies that exist around the globe when it comes to tattoos, and ranked them from least to most out-there. Read on to find out which tattoo law wins the award for #1 most outrageous rule.

Does Sex Affect Your Tattoo?

Does sex affect tattoos? Is there any scenario in which having sex could ruin your ink? The answer, perhaps surprisingly, is yes! But don’t worry – that scenario is pretty specific. We looked into it, and asked some experts on the subject when you would want to avoid sex because of your tattoos. This is what we found out.

The Ladies Have Spoken: The Hottest Tattoos for Men

Tattoos are sexy, no matter where they are. GQ published an article on what the women of their office think are the hottest spots, but we wanted to take it a step further. In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we thought it would be fun to ask the public what they think are the hottest tattoo spots for men. We took into consideration different tattoo spots, as well as tattoo quantity, and placed them in order from best to worst.

Read on, and see what women think the hottest tattoo spots are for men!

When Tattoos Unite: Stories of How Tattoos Brought People Together

People get tattoos for all kinds of reasons – memorials, self expression, a love of art. But there’s an undeniable element to tattoos that connect people. Tattoos can bond people in a number of ways, and we wanted to find out more about why that is, whether it be matching tattoos, wedding ring ink, or reminders of special moments. We asked seven people about their stories, and how their tattoos connect them to other people. Read on to find out how tattoos can bring people together.

How to Design a Couples’ Tattoo

There’s more than one way to celebrate your relationship, but few things allow you to be as creative as the good old fashioned couples’ tattoo. Getting tattooed together can be a great experience for a couple, but first, you need the design of your couples’ tattoo. Deciding on what kind of design you want that will signify your relationship isn’t a complicated process. We break it down for you right here, so that you can easily come up the ultimate inspiration for your unique couples’ tattoo design.

Read on to see what questions you need to ask yourselves, and where you can take inspiration from.

15 Couple Tattoos You’ll Fall in Love With

There are many different ways for couples to publicly express their love and commitment, and they aren’t all about wedding rings. For these 15 couples, it’s permanently flaunting their love to the world through body art. We found some of the best, most creative couples’ tattoo designs and put them together in one list, to help with your inspiration. Check out the top 15 couple tattoos online.

Tattoo Wedding Rings: A Bad Ass Way to Express Your Love

These days, more and more people are abandoning tradition and opting for a new way to honor love commitments: with a wedding band tattoo. In a world of people who are increasingly fond of tattoos, it’s really no surprise that they’ve become a trend for wedded couples. People love many aspects of the tattoo wedding ring, from its aesthetic and distinctiveness, to its cost and practicality. Even celebrities are hopping on board with this trend, including Jay-z and Beyonce, who have roman numerals, as well as Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine, who both have a triple dot sequence.

Dealing with the Unforeseen: Accident Related Scar Tattoos

Accidents: no one expects them, they happen at the least convenient times, and they’re incredibly annoying. They leave their mark in a number of ways, the most noticeable of which is a scar.

Scars can be physical or emotional and hiding them can seem like the best option. But, as tattoos become more popular, people are choosing a different approach to their scars; to adorn them with ink. Honoring life’s strange and freaky moments with a tattoo helps people say, “Hey! I survived and I’m going to share my story with the world”. We put together a collection of wild, and occasionally funny, personal accounts of people’s stories, and the scar tattoos that came with them.

Read on, and see how these folks fared when life gave them lemons!

How to Design a Tattoo That Works with Your Scars

Designing a tattoo around your scar can be a challenge. But, it can also make an exceptional and meaningful tattoo design. When you’re creating a design, you need to work with your scar’s unique boundaries to find something that fits. Another important consideration is the difference between scar tissue and normal skin. Scars hold ink differently than normal skin, and that means your tattoos may turn out differently.

I Can’t Go On; I’ll Go On: Semicolon Tattoos

A semicolon is a grammatical tool that separates similar ideas in major sentence elements, but it’s meaning can be much more than that literal definition. A semicolon also symbolizes a pause, which is useful in all walks of life, outside of grammar. As a tattoo, semicolons have a few different meanings, all of which are powerful to those who have them. It’s a very personal denotation for people who choose to have this design inked onto them, so we asked to hear the stories of some of our readers. This is what we learned about semicolon tattoos.
Semicolon Tattoo Example Photo: Tattoo Hive