I missed the tatoo craze, but am amazed at the Byzantine intricacies of skin art.

[via Cool Hunting]

As Needled was a Yahoo pick this week, it held off on further posts about scantily-clad tattooed burlesque queens. At least for a week. Instead, it stayed focused on tattoos in the news with some potent photos and links to Guatemala gangs and their prison ink, creative ways tattoo artists have adapted to harsh zoning laws, and a public service announcement on why one should beware of traveling tattoo salesmen. In shopping, Needled picked Diabolic DVD as their source for films with a body art edge and looked at the Dooney & Bourke tattoo heart banana bag. For a bit of history, Needled posted links to vintage photos of tattooed ladies in traveling circuses as well as to modern day freaks.