CG Tattoo Preview
Ever want to see what a tattoo would look like on your body before permanently inking yourself? Computer graphics artist Loïc Zimmerman developed a program that does just that. By scanning your body you can capture exact body proportions to...
Bar Code Tattoos
Today Needled traces barcode tattoos back to their heyday in the 90's when they were common protests of consumer culture. In this time of more restraint (and more consumerism?), the concept is available in temporary form, allowing you to mark...
Reset Design Tattoo
Needled today directs us to the Parisian site Reset Design's project that tasked designers with reinventing tattoos. The 40 different results range from more lyrical ideas, like a rendering of hair (pictured) to macabre comments on the body, such...
Suicide Girls x Needled
The latest contributor to help make Suicide Girls a lot more than just a skin site, is none other than Tattoo Revue, as she calls it, is a weekly recap of the world in tattoos, a kind of "Needled for those with Attention Deficit Disorder."...
Needled: Docteur Gecko
Needled reports today on Docteur Gecko who modifies bus shelter ads using light sensitive colors that only show up at night. Like this riff on Desperate Housewives, the results are generally dark or subversive comments on the subject. Check Needled...
Needled: Skin Is a Language
Needled visits the Whitney's exhibit that takes skinâ€”metaphorically, literally, and otherwiseâ€”as its curatorial premise. Skin Is a Language includes works by some heavy-hitters from the Whitneyâ€...
Needled: Tattoo Shoe
Needled recently found J. Shoes' leather slip-on with designs by tattoo artists that are hand-etched into the shoes and then burnished with oils and tattoo inks. Driving moccasins for the rockstar set?
Needled: Furniture Tattoos
Although rearranging the furniture becomes out of the question, getting tattoos of coveted objects is one way for the design-obsessed to pay homage. Today Needled looks at the photo-realist work of Connecticut tattoo artist Nick Baxter whose impressive...
Skin-deep fashion gets literal with these synthetic skin accessories made by French artist Olivier Goulet. Marisa wrote about them today on Needled, pointing out that the totes, purses, laptop sleeves, belts, and bracelets can be customized with tattoos...
Needled: Live From Milan Tattoo Convention
Needled is reporting live from the Milan Tattoo Convention today and through the weekend. Check in for breaking news and maybe a new tattoo or two from Marisa.
This Week in Needled
This week in Needled started with a look at tattoo conventions with the expert Bob Baxter, editor of Skin & Ink magazine. Marisa also picks her favorite upcoming convention: this February's Milan, Italy show. Tuesday took a look at a tattoo...
Needled this Week
Needled covered all the bases this week with posts on art, law, shopping, events and even tattoo parodies. Answering questions from Needled readers, Marisa started the week by giving a run-down on her favorite tattoo artists in Chicago. Tuesday, she...
Needled Artist Profile: Boris Zalaszam
Over at Needled this morning Marisa has a profile of Hungarian Tatooist, Boris Zalaszam. His attention to detail is stellar and style unique. Check it out.
Marisa has a few great posts today over at Needled that are must reads: An artist profile of Leeds based Steve Byrne who's also a painter and architect and has an incredible style. An update on gallery shows in New york and Connecticut. A preview...
It is with great pleasure (and a bit of pain) that I announce our newest site, Needled. Edited by the fabulous Marisa DiMattia, Needled takes a look at the art of tattooers, on skin and on canvas. It also looks at the culture, politics, and laws affecting...