Forget about every weird tattoo or piercing you have ever seen, there's a bod mod trend being used by some cell mates that's definitely going to get your attention. Twenty-seven-year-old David Boltjes was the first prisioner to be brave enough to let his prison mate stab him in the eye with an unconventional, untested, tattoo method. The tattoos change the sclera (the white part of the eye) to be blue or even red and really change the look of the eye. A Canadian man (he calls himself Pauly Unstoppable) who got a similar tattoo treatment in 2009 said that he received nearly 40 injections of light blue ink in his eyes. He even let The Sun document it!
Although it seems like a new trend, corneal tattooing has been known and done now for over 2,000 years — it became almost commonplace in the late 19th century and into the 20th century to correct defects such as corneal scarring and leucomas. These days, it is done less often because contact lenses are very effective at covering these defects, and prosthetic technology is also more accessible. However, not everyone can wear contact lenses, and not everyone wants their eyeball popped out even if it is blind; hence, cosmetic tattooing of the eye.
This type of tattoo is very uncommon.BME user, Gnomoweb, has a sketchy star tattooed on his palate. His was done by Franca at Tattoo Way in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
There are various types of tattoos you can select from to express yourself and one of the latest is the trend of tongue tattoos - Yes, you heard right - We're talking about art on your tongue. Practitioners admit it hurts a lot and speech is initially difficult, but they claim the surprise factor of sticking out their tongues at unwary persons is worth the effort. The new technique has the same durability as any regular tattoo, but has the added aspect of eliciting a specific taste to go with the design. "They come in chocolate, vanilla and garlic”.
A US dental technician is blazing a trail as one of the world's first tooth tattooist. Steve Heward is also a trained tattooist and hand paints minute works of art onto crowns. His company, Heward Dental Lab, based in Utah, US, has been established for 20 years and his team of technicians are trained to be artists first, and taught to construct crowns afterwards. Prices for the permanent tiny tooth etchings range from $75.00 up to $200.00 for more complicated designs which include anything from Mickey Mouse, Elvis and Abraham Lincoln to eagles, bowling balls and spiders.
Fluorescent tattoo ink, sometimes referred to as UV ink or black light ink, is a cool type of tattoo that glows under black light (it does not glow in the dark). If the entire tattoo is made with fluorescent ink, it can be only seen in the dark. Sometimes this type of ink is used in only small parts of a large tattoo just to give it some sparkle.
Tattoo on Pigs
Wim Delvoye has been tattooing pigs since the 1990s. In the early 21st century a tattooed pigs project was set up in the Art Farm in China, where there are fewer strictures regarding animal welfare than in most parts of the Western world. In 2005 his colleague, artist Danny Devos, spent several months at the farm, reorganizing, managing and rebuilding. He is a vegetarian. The tattoos range from traditional flags and lions kind of stuff to Louis Vitton logo patterns. The skins are not used as formal art objects until the pigs die, at which time, the skins are removed and displayed on walls in various art venues.
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Tattoo on Cats
A controversial “body enhancement” was carried out on Mickey – a rare Canadian Hairless breed also known as a Sphynx cat. His female owner was said to be delighted with the Tutankhamun design inked on to his chest at a tattoo parlour. She said: “I wanted something new and different for the times we live in.” Horrified animal rights campaigners slammed the sick fad in Moscow as barbaric – and fear it could catch on among wealthy pet owners in the West. The cat was dazed after being anaesthetized for three hours.
Inside Lip Tattoo
As far as weird places for tattoos this may top them all: the inner lip. Lip tattoos are generally on the inside of the bottom lip, but occasionally on the inside upper lip. These tattoos are pretty unique and unusual, and are generally done by people who want to have one word, a small phrase, or a few numbers tattooed in a fairly hidden area.
If you don't have money to buy sunglasses you don't need to worry, just have a pair of them tattooed on you! A man apparently had a pair of sunglasses tattooed to his face and posted the video on the internet. The one-and-a-half minute clip, titled "Guy Has Glasses Tattooed On His Face", features a young man reportedly named "Matthew" sitting back in the tattoo artist's chair. Matthew already had extensive ink on his arms, hands and neck.
The video was posted on YouTube by Ray-Ban through Never Hide Films. Viewer comments are currently split as to whether the stunt was real or a hoax.
If a UK company has its way, men suffering from hair loss will turn to needles and ink to mask their baldness. Birmingham, England-based HiStyl uses what it describes as “a mild form of medical tattooing” to simulate the look of shaved or closely cropped hair. The procedure, which HiStyl calls “hair follicle replication,” takes three hours to complete and requires an additional follow-up session. Clients have to shave or cut their hair in order to blend the tattoos with their natural follicles.