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NINA CHWELOS Shop: Sticks & Stones, Chinatown Fine lines, exquisite details, beautiful precision are some of the words that come to mind when look the tattoos of Nina Chewelos. To say that I love her work is an understatement. She has done one piece on me so far that not only

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For the first time in modern western history, women have surpassed men in the tattoo department. It’s estimated that today 23% of American women have tattoos, compared to 19% of men. For my generation, this isn’t really shocking news – pretty much every woman I know has at least one

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The 20th century has seen many traditional societies trying to recover their pre-colonial history, and practices that the European colonizers tried to erase are being revived and re-lived. Tattooing has been a huge signifier of returning to traditional ways of life in Polynesian countries like Hawai’i, where the practice of

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