Archive for the ‘Inspiring’ Category


Posted: November 29, 2010 in Ear Stretching, Inspiring

The ritual of ear stretching has been around for decades, from tribal traditions to modern day tapering for personal fashion. Ear tunnels/plugs/tapers can be made from anything, from bone to silicone to glass and many more materials. It is said that ear stretching originated in Asian, African and South Pacific cultures and tribes for the purposes of expressing sexuality, fertility, spirituality, ownership and decoration.


In modern culture tapering of the ears is regarded as a fashion statement and a form of self- expression, but new advancements have paved the way for them to be a fashion statement with a purpose. This new advancement has come in the form of hearing aid plugs! These little nifty things mean that those with hearing disabilities no longer have to be embarrassed or hide their hearing aids, but can instead wear them, quite stylishly, literally in their ears. The new range are now up on



Posted: November 26, 2010 in Good Ol' Tatts, Inspiring

The Ink Not Mink campaign has been going on for years, and has attracted quite a big tattooed celebrity following. Set up by animal rights organisation PETA2, it was created to raise awareness about the popularity of wearing animal fur – generating many celebrity ads and posters.

Here’s are some of the most well known celebrity ads/posters that the campaign has done, and a video showing behind the scenes footage of how the ads were shot:

It’s strange how the image of someone covered in tattoos has negative connotations. But gone are the days when those fully covered were regarded as criminals or dangerous. Or are they? Do people still make assumptions based on body adornments? What do you think?