Getting a tattoo can be daunting. They are a lifetime commitment, after all. Well, now you can have a temporary tattoo that lasts roughly two weeks, is made with organic, fruit-based ink that looks real, comes in a number of designs, and supports a good cause.

Brothers Tyler and Braeden Hanley started Inkbox and they’ve developed a system that uses ink derived from the Genipa Americana fruit, which has been used by the Embera-Wounaan and Kuna tribes in Darién Gap, Panama. In an effort to both give back and help keep their product sustainable, they also donate a percentage of the proceeds to The Darién Initiative, which helps out the local tribes and the forests.

So, super high quality temporary tattoos, from a natural source, that gives back to the community? When you add the fact that many of the tattoos are only $19, I’d say they’re doing something pretty cool. They’re also doing a Kickstarter to develop the technology to create custom designs online, so there’s a lot happening here.

See more after the break.

[click to continue…]

implant tattoo

I can’t tell you how much we love stories like this.

Charlotte Campbell got her first cochlear implant in 2013 when she was four years old. She just had her second one put in, and her father Alistair (who has no other tattoos) decided to have his own “implant” tattooed on his head in a show of support.

“My love for her really,” he said. “Hey my hair can grow back.”

Alistair noted that he would let his hair grow back and shave it off on “special occasions” or if Charlotte wanted to see it.

We think he should keep it shaved. Bald is beautiful bro. Especially in this case.

(via NZ Herald / Image via @TheLADbible)


Alberta photographer Wendy Sloboda has been photographing fossils for 30 years, and she has a gift for dinosaur hunting. Her work has led to the classification of new species, and a discovery she made five years ago was given the name Wendiceratops Pinhornensis in her honor. Royal Ontario Museum paleontologist David Evans told CBCnews:

The paleontologists dig at sites discovered the previous year — often by Sloboda, Evans says.

“We often joke that we’re Wendy’s cleanup crew because Wendy runs around the badlands and finds all this cool stuff and we basically come in afterwards and do the digging,” he added. “She just has a sixth sense for finding good specimens.”

Sloboda drives out to other areas and hikes with a small group, usually students, to go “prospecting” — looking for rocks sticking out of the dirt that she recognizes as fossils from their unusual colour, texture or shininess.

“It’s really hard to explain,” she said.

An image of the hippo-sized horned dinosaur which is related to the triceratops and lived 75 to 79 million years ago, is now tattooed on Wendy’s arm.

(Marilyn Terrell via Neatorama)

tattoo dresses

Etsy shop owner Pajamasquid translates bold tattoo-style art into these fun skater style dresses. Each pattern brings eye-popping graphics to the fabric for a perfect mix of sweet and sassy.

Check out more of these unique tattoo prints after the break.

[click to continue…]

agent carter tattoo

Check out the tweet from Chad Michael Murray (Agent Jack Thompson) after the break…

[click to continue…]

batman tattoo upgrade

It’s not quite as clever as this one, but it’s definitely a more dramatic upgrade.

Send pics of your nerdy tattoos to

(via Reddit)

orc tattoo

Warcraft director Duncan Jones on AngryOrc’s new tattoo:

“Now THATS an arm!”

Yes. Yes it is.

t1 - Copy

The gorgeous tattoos are the work of artist Houston Patton and Creative Director Dagny Fox who are known as Thieves of Tower. Each tattoo is done in black ink and is intended take clients back to “a time of darkened beauty” with designs inspired by medieval woodcuts and engravings.

See more tattoos after the break.

[click to continue…]


Turing tragedy into a message of hope, Amy Bleuel began a movement using the semicolon to bring awareness about mental health and to break down their stigmas.

In 2013, Amy lost her father to suicide and wanted to honor his memory by giving hope to those who struggle with depression, addiction, self-injury, and other mental health disorders. To her, the semicolon represented a powerful and clear message.

“A semicolon is used when an author could’ve chosen to end their sentence, but chose not to. The author is you and the sentence is your life.”

Hundreds of followers began inking their bodies with markers and tattoos to join in solidarity for these often misunderstood, invisible illnesses—thus starting a movement #ProjectSemicolon.

Read more about this important project after the break.

[click to continue…]


If you’re a tattoo enthusiast, you might think that this is a fantastic concept. Everyone else might just shake their head. I’m on the fence myself.

Royal College of Art graduate Jakub Pollág has created a Personal Tattoo Machine that allows the buyer to tattoo themselves in the comfort of their home.

Personal Tattoo Machine is a simple and affordable mechanism that uses a few standard off shelf products, like sterile needles and tubes. The primary goal is to give the user a quality tool that is safe and comfortable to use. The set contains all the parts necessary to create your image straight away. It is a short and simple process to setup the machine and sterilize the surrounding environment, everything else is up to the user.

It’s aimed towards a small group of enthusiasts that would be interested in preserving meaningful memories on their skin with little regard for aesthetics. Pollág stresses that his project isn’t meant to replace tattoo parlors. It’s for people that want a more personal option.

Yes, there are many ways that this could go horribly wrong (just ask this guy).

Watch the video after the break.

[click to continue…]