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9 Feb

This New York Tattoo Artist Is Inking a Love Poem Onto 30 Strangers For Valentine’s Day

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Some scribble love poems into notebooks or cards; Amanda Wachob's are designed to be worn on your sleeve. Or rather, just underneath. Today the Brooklyn-based tattoo artist is in the midst of a second afternoon of sold-out appointments inside the Whitney Museum Shop, where she is installed at a sunlit table overlooking the Hudson River. Her weeklong residency, which culminates on February 15, pays tribute to St. Valentine and the holiday's communion of sorts: the classic conversation edible hearts made by the century-old confectioner, NECCO. After poring over the company's archival images and continually evolving phrasebook (passing over the beeper-code-era "143" and the now-presidential "Tweet"), Wachob singled out her favorite sayings (and a couple emojis), reimagining each as delicate line art inspired...
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27 Nov

‘AstroFrecks’ Are Semi-Permanent Constellation Freckles And You’re Gonna Want Them

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You can now get your star sign temporarily tattooed on your face and I am for it.
Michigan-based cosmetic tattoo artist Jessica Knapik offers what she calls "AstroFrecks"— which uses cosmetic tattooing to apply natural looking freckles in the shape of your astrology sign's constellation. So magical!

Introducing @magickbrows #AstroFrecks 🙌🏽🌌 Hide the constellation for your astrological sign in your freckles! It'll be your secret 😉 You could even do the sign for your mom, dad, dog? haha 🌙✨ Swipe through to see more before & afters, & email or DM for appointments! 🌘 **** Any negative comments will result in getting blocked. bye 🙋🏻****
Jessica Knapik ✨(@magickbrows)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 11월 6 오후 2:18 PST

Knapick works with her client to pick out the freckle...
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25 Aug

Freckle Tattoos Are The Latest Microblading Trend

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We get the real story on fake freckles.

Fresh freckles and healed brows (touched up 1 year ago) for this babe @annuhhbear 🖤 done by @audreylglass
Audrey Glass Cosmetic Tattoo(@agcosmetictattoo)님의 공유 게시물님, 2017 7월 17 오후 12:47 PDT

Freckles, like large breasts and thick hair, are one of those "grass is greener" physical traits: Many who have them would rejoice in their disappearance and sometimes resort to covering them with foundation, and those who lack them are wont to lament their unbearably basic skin. After all, what gives a face more character than a smattering of adorable, tiny sunspots? Then again, the same sun exposure that creates natural freckles can, over time, cause wrinkles, blotchiness and, worst of all, skin cancer. For freckle...
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5 Oct

Um, What?! Here’s a Pic of Kendall Jenner’s Inner Lip Tattoo

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14:  Kendall Jenner walks the runway at Michael Kors show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on September 14, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)

Kendall Jenner‘s been kind of snoozy lately. She shook things up by parading around with some underboob at an event for Voter Registration Day this week, but mostly she’s just been, like, tromping around on runways. She’s been wearing her usual outfits. She’s been diligently posting boring things to Instagram. We just haven’t felt a spark.

But she has now revealed herself to be a secret badass. Apparently, she had the word “Meow” tattooed to her bottom inner lip, as she revealed to Patrick Demarchelier during a recent Allure shoot. Though the mag noted that her lip tat faded after their shoot, yesterday celeb tattoo artist JonBoy, who has also inked Justin Bieber, posted a shot of Jenner’s lip. And the tattoo is plain as day.

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9 Nov

I Got Inked By Rihanna’s Tattoo Artist

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Who's behind the most famous body art on the planet? Meet Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy. BEN RITTER The plan is to meet artist Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy at his Lower East Side tattoo shop at 7 p.m., but I poke around Broome Street for embarrassingly too long, unable to find the door, until I finally notice the universal sign for celebrity: a blacked-out Suburban and requisite security detail. The shop is bright and slick inside, like an art gallery—which it is, really—or an expensive doctor's office, and ILoveMakonnen pulses over the hum of tattoo guns: I like tuh, make money, get turnt. Unsurprisingly the shop manager tells me that "it might be a while." I'm actually relieved because, despite having scored a coveted...
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9 Nov

I Got Inked By Rihanna’s Tattoo Artist

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Who's behind the most famous body art on the planet? Meet Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy. BEN RITTER The plan is to meet artist Keith "Bang Bang" McCurdy at his Lower East Side tattoo shop at 7 p.m., but I poke around Broome Street for embarrassingly too long, unable to find the door, until I finally notice the universal sign for celebrity: a blacked-out Suburban and requisite security detail. The shop is bright and slick inside, like an art gallery—which it is, really—or an expensive doctor's office, and ILoveMakonnen pulses over the hum of tattoo guns: I like tuh, make money, get turnt. Unsurprisingly the shop manager tells me that "it might be a while." I'm actually relieved because, despite having scored a coveted...
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