Tattoos for Super Bowl 46

One of the biggest sporting events of the year is nearly upon us and we know both sets of fans have been getting tattoos to commemorate the occasion.

Super Bowl 46 will see the New York Giants go up against the New England Patriots a the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

We are looking for people who have had a Super Bowl tattoo and it does not have to be for this years Super Bowl.

So if you have a Super Bowl tattoo or are thinking about getting one if your team win this weekend, please get in touch with us via Facebook and Twitter. Also feel free to post your photos to us.

Last but not least, who is going to win Super Bowl 46? Here at TAR headquarters, we are going for a Pats win!

Super Bowl 46 will be held this weekend on Sunday 5th February at 11:30pm (GMT).

Tattoo shop helps dying boy

A tattoo shop in Hopatcong, United States, has announced that it will donate 30% of its profits from February 10th-12th to a 3-year-old boy suffering from a terminal disease.

The boy, Dylan Flinchum, is unable to walk or talk since the symptoms began in March 2011. Dylan was finally diagnosed with the late-infantile metachromatic leukodystrophy (MLD), which causes the degeneration of white matter in the brain, in August 2011.

When news of the boy’s illness came to the attention of a co-owner of local tattoo shop Pure Ink, they decided to reach out to the boy and his family.

One of reasons why co-owner Graig Berkowitz wanted to help Dylan was because he went to the same high school as his parents.

Dylan’s parents, Michael and Melissa, even though they were not in the same year group as Berkowitz, both graduated from Hopatcong High School.

Berkowitz and Melissa knew of each other in high school, but weren’t close friends.

However, when Jim Kenny, Michael’s longtime friend, told an artist at Pure Ink about Dylan, Berkowitz reached out to the Flincham’s via email and began setting up the fundraiser entitled Dylan Flinchum “Rock On!” Foundation.

For any questions about this non profit foundation, you can email or via the Dylan Flinchum “Rock On!” Facebook page.

Rihanna gets some rap legend inspired Ink

Pop star Rihanna has been critized by fans and sections of the media and been branded a common thug for her ink tribute to Tupac (2Pac) Shakur.

The singer had the words ‘THUG LIFE’ tattooed on to her knuckles and displayed the results on her Twitter.

Along with the photo, she tweeted: ‘♫ All these b****es screaming that 2pac back ♫ #THUGLIFE.’

The singer also had another tattoo on her back in the same session, as she tweeted a picture lying on tattoo artist Mark Mahoney’s table with a bottle of beer.

What are your thoughts on Rihanna’s new ink?

10% of Canadians regret their ink

According to some newly announced stats, around 10% of Canadians regret their tattoos.

In a recent survey commissioned by Global New Toronto, 22% of Canadians population have Ink.

However, while most of Canada’s tattooed population are happy, 10% of those with tattoos regret the decision, with a high percentage stating they got their tattoo at a young age.

The Ipsos-Reid poll, which surveyed over a 1000 adult Canadians, found that women are more likely to be tattooed then men.

Other facts found by this survey saw regional differences with people living in British Columbia more likely to have a tattoo than any other province in Canada.

Quebec came a close second with Ontario having the least amount of tattooed citizens, at just 19%.

Any Canadians regret their tattoos? Do you agree that more women have tattoos? What do you think of the poll? Post your comments and opinions to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

To see a full news report on the poll, click here

Tattoos and Ice Hockey is a dream partnership for the Islanders

Hockey fans get now get hooked up with some first class ink while watching their favourite team.

Last week, NHL Franchise New York Islanders annoyed the continuation of their season long partnership with local tattoo shop Tattoo Lou’s.

The cool thing about Tattoo Lou’s shop at the Nassau Coliseum is the fact that the actual work area has been made to look like a penalty box.

The tattoo area was originally meant to be open for 10 Islanders home games, but because of its success, both sides agreed to extend the contract for the remainder of the team’s home games.

The shop, known as the Penalty Box, also provides temporary airbrushed tattoos for children, accessories and tattoo-inspired Islanders shirts and sweaters, as well as a closed-circuit TV so fans don’t miss out on the action.

Now who thinks that is absolutely awesome? Anyone think this could happen in any over sporting arenas?

Woman in Cheeky Tattoo Auction

A woman who lives in Wellington, New Zealand, has come up with an interesting way of raising money for trip to visit her mother.

Tina Beznec, 23, started an online auction on ‘Trade Me’ called “YOUR Tattoo on my Bum”.

Beznec has been made redundant twice this year and has been unemployed for four months, with her bills mounting up.

As well as her outstanding bills, the money will go towards paying for a visit to her mum in Australia and 20% going to a charity of the winners choice.

The winner, if from the same region, can watch the cheeky tattoo being inked by the tattoo artist of Beznec’s choice. However, the tattoo must be no larger than 9cm by 9cm.

A framed picture of the tattoo will also be provided for the winner, should they want it.

Beznec also gave possible suggestions for the tattoo including a permanent marriage proposal or business promotion.

Penis tattoo leads to permanent erection

A 21-year-old Iranian man visited a tattoo parlour to get inked in dedication to his girlfriend.

Unlucky for him, the tattoo has left him with nonischemic priapism, which causes the inability of blood to exit the penis, resulting in a constant erection.

The man, who has remained anonymous, had the words “borow be salaamat” (good luck with your journeys) and the letter “M” (his girlfriend’s initial) tattooed on the shaft of his penis.

According to the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the problem was caused due to the needle penetrating too deep causing arteriovenous fistula.

The first eight days after the session saw the man in constant pain and unable to get an erection.

However, after the pain subsided, the man noticed a longer than usual erection period. After 4 hours , it is advised for any man to go straight to a doctor.

Despite the problem it has caused him for the rest of his life, the man does not regret the decision.

Doctors of the Journal of Sexual Medicine have advised people not to have tattoo in this region as it can cause several long term problems.

The Lord’s parlour (….sort of)

A place where people come to worship has now become a place where you can get inked.

A US church in Michigan has opened up a tattoo parlour after the pastor stated that mainstream religion had become ineffective and irrelevant.

Rev. Steve Bentley of The Bridge, a church located in a shopping centre, opened Serenity Tattoos and understands how some people may be put off by the idea.

However, Bentley believes tattooing is morally neutral and basically the same as getting your ears pieced.

Tattoo artists Ryan Brown and Drew Blaisdell work by appointment or from noon until 8 p.m., Monday-Saturday at the county-licensed tattoo shop.

Brown, who is a recovering alcoholic, said the atmosphere of working inside the church building has helped to keep him focused and on the right path.

Bently, who has two tattoos himself, speaks to all who visit the parlour but admits not all of the visitors end up visiting the church.

What do we think of a church having a tattoo parlour? Should they be kept separate?

Woman celebrates hearing for the first time with a tattoo

Now you may remember Sarah Churman from the heartwarming hit YouTube video of the moment she hears for the very first time.

The 29-year old was born deaf but underwent a procedure that suddenly allowed her to hear earlier this year.

Soon after, Churman decided to celebrate the life-changing event by getting a new tattoo at Wooster St. Social Club.

Churman had a pin-up girl inked along her side by artist Tim Hendricks, while telling him the whole story throughout the session.

Her husband was responsible for recording and posting the video of the first time she was able to hear. During the session, Churman explains it was her husband’s mother that offered to pay for the surgery and that she didn’t think twice about cashing in her savings to help her.

To see a sneak peak of the ‘NY Ink’ session via TLC, watch the video below.

Darts Wizard books tattoo parlour return

Darts star Simon Whitlock was defeated in the Semi-Finals of the Ladbrokes World Darts Championships, but this was probably a good thing for his body after revealing the unique way of celebrating each win at the Championships.

The Aussie, who is nicknamed the ‘Wizard of Oz’, will get a tattoo for every win while participating in the championships at his favourite tattoo parlour in Portsmouth.

Whitlock, who was knocked out by eventually runner up Andy Hamilton, lives opposite the tattoo parlour and was hoping to add an image of the trophy to his body if we had won the biggest tournament in the darting calendar.

If he had won the tournament, Whitlock would have had more tattoos than David Beckham.

The Wizard was playing through the pain barrier with a screw holding his broken left ankle together and was so close to being in the biggest game of his career.