It’s been almost a year since we’ve done a Tattoos in the News report, which takes a whimsical look at “mainstream” tattoo news from around the world. With the summer season ripe for some light reading at the beach or on the patio of your favorite bar or cafe, we figured that now would be a great time for an update. Without further adieu, let’s review what’s happening around this wacky world of ours.
Tattoo Related Stories from Around the World that You Want to Know About
Moscow Introduces QR Code Tattoo for the Vaxed
We joked (sort of) about the possibility of the government requiring citizens to get a QR code tattoo to prove that they’ve been vaccinated in order to frequent establishments, travel, or even exist in this supposedly free country. We may be seeing this frightening concept becoming a reality over in good ol’ Russia. Reuters reports that a major Russian food service has started offering Moscow residents temporary tattoos of QR codes, which will be required for entry into restaurants and bars. Could this be the start of a new world order? We certainly hope not, but if it is, we’ve got you covered.
BC Exhibit Celebrates Indigenous Tattoos
It’s ironic that regulatory bodies may be pushing for tattoos, when it wasn’t that long ago they overstepped to outright ban them. It happened as colonists overtook the islands of Polynesia, and even here in BC when in 1885, the federal government banned potlatches and other spiritual ceremonies where tattooing took place. The ban lasted until 1951. But now the Alberni Valley Museum in Port Alberni BC is shedding light on the tattooing custom of indigenous peoples, to coincide with a re-emerging tradition. The exhibit, is called Body Language, and it runs through until December of this year. If you’re in Vancouver for the summer, you should hop over the island to check it out. And if tattooing is a part of your own culture, we would be honored to help you honor the practice on your own skin.
People Are Getting Tattooed to Commemorate a Sh**ty Year
While most people are eager to leave the health crisis, and the nonstop reporting of it, in the dust, The Independent reports some have chosen to get a tattoo to commemorate the experience. This includes tattoos of hearty reminders that state “Don’t Panic” among many others. It makes sense, because tattoos have always been used to mark major milestones in life, some good, and some pretty lame ones. If you’ve been thinking about getting a tattoo to coincide with the end of the panicdemic, we have some inspirations for you. Here are some themes to consider for your post-COVID reopening celebration tattoo.
If you’re ready for your first (or another) tattoo and you are in the Greater Vancouver BC or Toronto ON area, contact us to schedule your consultation. Until then, stay tuned for more from Adrenaline Studios!