Category: Culture

  • Lady Gaga’s New Ink

    Lady Gaga has been celebrating her Little Monsters, a.k.a fans, in major ways lately. As the artist faces the end of her world tour, artRAVE: The Artpop Ball, she honors her hit album The Fame Monster with some new ink. On November 18, Gaga… [ read more ]

    11/21/14
  • Tattoos for Toys

    It’s been years since any of us here at Inked played with dolls, but not for the reasons you might expect. It’s not that we have grown out of them—the lightsaber on my desk is one of countless toys in… [ read more ]

    11/20/14
  • Can I Have a Job and a Tattoo?

    There’s been a lot of shade thrown at potential hires displaying ink in the past, but new and old studies predict that the employment rate for tattooed individuals is sure to rise sooner than later. Millennials are merging into the… [ read more ]

    11/19/14
  • Stevie Johnson Shows Off Ink for PETA

    This winter San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Stevie Johnson wants to make sure that people avoid wearing fur. Johnson stripped down to show off his ink as he shot a video for PETA’s “Ink, Not Mink” campaign. Johnson credits another… [ read more ]

    11/17/14
  • Blood is Thicker than Paint

    There’s something truly classic about commissioning your own portrait, especially in a modern world plagued by the selfie surge and harsh realities of unedited photographs. It’s a breath of fresh air to see the artistic renditions and creative licenses an… [ read more ]

    11/12/14
  • WWII Vet Remembers His Pin-Up

    She flew to India and China and Burma, too, but home for her was red, white and blue. The 24 year-old Italian-American–black-haired and sly-smiled, playing with pin-ups on B-24 bombers during WWII, that’s my pop. Now, 70 years later, his… [ read more ]

    11/11/14
  • Out of the Fire and Into the Kitchen

    The idea of a 31-year-old person writing a memoir would normally cause one to roll their eyes and dismiss the idea before reading a single page, but Jesse Schenker is no ordinary 31-year-old. His memoir, All or Nothing, tells the story… [ read more ]

    11/11/14