If you ever find yourself sitting in a surgical chair, sweating a little bit because you're about to have a 10 gauge needle shoved through your penis, it might help to know that the piercer has a bottle of sugar tablets in his drawer just in case you get light-headed. The difference between a prof ... More >>
The connection between local musicians and the needle-wielding artists who tattoo them is more than skin-deep.
Late last year, I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas and she said she wanted the entire family to get tattooed together. It was so much easier when I could just buy her a Barbie dream house and be done with it; but, as she'd just left home to live on her own, how could I deny her? It ... More >>
New film documents Southern California's tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy.
There's something that happens every holiday season that always causes me to damage my eyes through excessive rolling. The Wife With One F is a tremendous baker, known far and wide for her ability to create fantastic desserts. Obviously, this means she spends a lot of her down time at the end of the ... More >>
Houston police say that 20-year-old pregnant mother Stephanie Irene Santana was drunk early this morning when she left her infant in the car to go get a body piercing at a North Freeway tattoo parlor. Whew. Let's unpack that sentence, shall we... Drinking underage is against the law, so there's th ... More >>
Moving photos at The Menil Collection make us yearn for more.
Photos by Anna Megan RaleyGreater love hath no manAnytime I post about tattoos, I always feel the need to preface the post by saying that I don't dislike tattoos, and most certainly don't judge nor dislike people with tattoos. I really just don't understand them. I mean, when you get a tatto ... More >>
"Awsome," maybe, but you're no Chris BoshMy views on tattoos have been made clear in this space before: I don't begrudge people getting a tattoo, or even several tattoos. It's legal, it's your body, do what you want with it. I just would like to be around to see the people cover every inch of ... More >>
celebritytattoogallery.comPeople get tattoos for a number of reasons: to commemorate someone or something special, to make a statement, to remind themselves of who they are, or as a consequence of a drunken night out with friends. Whatever the motivation, tattoos always draw attention. Oh, a ... More >>
Free with every tattoo, a Tasering?Alexander Hill says he just wanted a tattoo. Instead he got Tasered while he was sleeping, and then Tasered again for good measure.The claims are made in a lawsuit filed in Galveston County. Hill says he went into a Galveston tattoo parlor, and he and an employe ... More >>
These artists leave their mark
From Goth to cartoon, there'll be some of everything at this festival celebrating all things tattooed and pierced
Kitchen pros express themselves through inked flesh, no matter how upscale the Houston restaurant.
For the past three years, director Erich Weiss has been piecing together a documentary on the life of legendary tattooing pioneer Sailor Jerry. Tonight, Rocbar (530 Texas) hosts a special screening of Weiss' film, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, complete with complementary Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum for tho ... More >>
Talk about a colorful crowd
"Look, Mom. You and Roger always said 'no pills and no powders' so what's the big deal? You don't think I smelled the backyard after that barbecue? The one where all of Roger's geeky college buddies showed up and listened to Temple Of The Dog all night on repeat and that one guy fell asleep next ... More >>
It's that time of year again: The 2009 Best of Houston edition is right around the corner, and you should be busily casting your votes for Houston's best restaurants, services, public personas and even Houston's best tattoo parlor. But in the meantime, we'll be busy judging you too. We want to see ... More >>
More than 200 tattoo and piercing artists poke, prod and impress enthusiasts
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Miss Fortune Tattoo
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Taurian Piercing and Metals
Licensing body piercers to protect youngsters sounds good. But enforcement drags.
Body Carving. Tattoos vanish under lasers. Piercings close up. But scarification is forever.
Mix cultures, mix people, mix a few surprises. The result? Gyro Gyros.
DiverseWorks survey of Houston tattoo proves more flash than substance