Tattoos

The New Way to Get Rid of That Bad Tattoo

Marilyn Linton | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living
Marilyn Linton

In the old days tattoos used to be surgically removed, but in the last two decades laser removal has become the de-inking choice. Still, as countless YouTube videos have shown, having a tattoo lasered off has been neither pretty nor without pain or scarring. But all that may be changing.

11 Quotes That Make Pretty Cool Tattoos

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living

We all know someone with a regrettable tattoo. Maybe it’s a logo of their favourite band… from 1998 or maybe it's a lyric from a song that seemed ...

Not a Cat Person

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair w...

30 Beautiful Watercolour Tattoos

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Style

There's no shortage of bad tattoos. Names (or faces) of significant others, "tramp stamps," Asian characters you don't understand, misspelled tattoos,...

Twerk All You Want, Just Don't Get a Lip Tattoo Like Miley's

Jason Tetro | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg When it comes to the climb of pop stardom, Miley Cyrus has proven she can't be tamed. Earlier this month, the singer posted a photo showing a new tattoo in a rather unlikely place: her lower lip. Unlike the other maneuvers, which may have social consequences, this one could lead to medical problems.

The Surprising Health Risk Posed By Tattoos

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The popularity of tattoos has exploded in recent decades, turning body art from a badge worn mainly by sailors and tough guys to a much more...

EXCLUSIVE: Stream Jason Derulo's Upcoming Album "Tattoos"

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Music

Jason Derulo launched his career while still in his teens, and has definitely proven that he can not only write music for other A-list musicians and s...

How My Tattoo Made Me More Body Positive

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I was a cutter for about 10 years of my life. I wasn't ever going to get a tattoo. I didn't think they were for me. However, I realized sometime last year that I've already marked myself with permanency. And choices I made when I was at my lowest are not the permanent marks I want to carry with me the rest of my life.

How Safe Is That Tattoo You're Getting?

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

The zenith of popularity of any given human activity is the creation of a reality television series based on the practice. This week, tattooing took centre stage as the show Ink Master began its second season. I reached out to tattoo artist Lizzie Renaud, who owns the Toronto-based Speakeasy Tattoo and asked her perspective on the concept of safety in the Tattoo Shop.

The Tattooed Generation

CBC | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living

Few expressions of individuality are more telling than a tattoo. At a time when curating one's image is as non-committal as changing a Fa...

Tattoos For Teens, No ID Necessary

CBC | Posted 11.17.2012 | Canada British Columbia

A CBC News hidden camera investigation reveals some B.C. tattoo parlours are inking teenagers without parental consent — despite a recommendation fr...

Tattoos: Under Society's Skin

Pamela Callow | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada Style
Pamela Callow

There is little doubt that the human body has become a sacrificial lamb to the billion-dollar beauty industry in our youth-obsessed society. But beyond the cosmetic surgeries, laser peels, and artificial fillers, the popularity of tattoos reveals the need for transformation that goes beneath the skin.

Parents Get Belly Tattoos To Support Son With Diabetes

CP | Anne-Marie Tobin | Posted 02.14.2012 | Canada Living

Some parents get tattoos of their child's name, but Philippe Aumond and Camille Boivin went one better.In a show of solidarity, they each have an imag...