Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Secret lives of tattoos, the underbelly of an iceberg, celebrating women artists and more in our look around the web

1. Celebrating Artists on International Women’s Day While we shouldn’t only celebrate women artists one day of the year, It’s Nice That is showcasing the work (and thoughts) of an all-star-cast of women artists for IWD 2018. Working with various styles and mediums, articles include “words of wisdom from stage designer and visual artist Es Devlin; a rare interview with The Smiling Sun creator Anne …

Cells Continuously Eat and Regurgitate Tattoos

It’s widely understood that tattoos are permanent, but a recent study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine has found they are also ever-changing. French scientists have discovered that ink crystals are in fact “continuously engulfed, regurgitated and gobbled back up” by a body’s cells. These cells, known as macrophages, work as part of the immune system to swallow harmful, foreign junk. Read much more about …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Nokia's banana phone, exploding stars, the world's oldest tattoos and more in our look around the web

1. Amateur Astronomer Photographs Exploding Star An Argentinian amateur astronomer was simply testing out his new 16-inch telescope by taking a bunch of short-exposure photographs when he managed to snap an image believed to be one in 10 million—or even one in 100 million. The photo is of an exploding star in a distant galaxy—a visual that professionals have been hoping to capture for a …

Oldest Tattoos Discovered on 5,000-Year-Old Mummies

In a discovery that has “pushed back evidence for tattooing in Africa by over 1,000 years,” researchers at the British Museum have found the world’s oldest tattoos on 5,000-year-old mummies. These figurative tattoos resemble letters and animals; the female mummy has four small S-shaped designs on her right shoulder. The male’s tattoos (on his upper arm) resemble a wild bull and a sheep. These are …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Britain's first female tattoo artist, Gaymojis, how your dog might be a liar and more in our look around the web

1. Underrepresented Voices on Show at Zinister Zine Fair Opening today at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, as part of the BAAD! Ass Women 2017 festival, the Zinister Zine Fair focuses on self-published works by people of color and/or those who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. More than just a zine sale, there will be an open-mic component and even a …