About Linnea Ahlgren

Lover of all things ink, tech, consciousness, travel and the spaces where these intersect

Space Themed Tattoo Inspiration

Space Themed Tattoo Inspiration We continue on our journey out into the cosmos and the worlds beyond our solar system. Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson may not have gone all that far on their first space explorations. However, we aim a little higher and look to the heavenly realms for our next round of tattoo [...]

By |2021-07-23T17:03:31+01:00July 23rd, 2021|tattoo trends|Comments Off on Space Themed Tattoo Inspiration

The Space Race – Alien Tattoos

The Space Race - Alien Tattoos Photo from Instagram @danmcwilliamsart With Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos nearly tripping over each other in their own private billionaire space race, we thought this would be a good time to dedicate a few posts to sci-fi and other things cosmos, and their intersection with the world [...]

By |2021-07-22T14:16:45+01:00July 22nd, 2021|tattoo trends|Comments Off on The Space Race – Alien Tattoos

How Does Earlobe Stretching Work?

How Does Earlobe Stretching Work? Photo: Valter Campanato/ABr via Wikimedia There are several different ways of stretching, or gauging, your earlobes. However, they all begin with the same step - get your ears pierced at a reputable studio by an experienced practitioner, such as the talented Vivid Ink team of body piercers. The [...]

By |2021-07-20T17:17:20+01:00July 20th, 2021|Body Piercing, Uncategorised|Comments Off on How Does Earlobe Stretching Work?

Stretching In Body Piercing

Stretching In Body Piercing Stretching, in the context of body piercing, means to deliberately expand a healed piercing so that you can wear a specific kind of jewellery. As we mentioned in one of our previous posts on the history of piercings and body modifications, even the ancient Egyptians were fans of stretching their pierced earlobes. [...]

By |2021-07-19T20:55:00+01:00July 19th, 2021|Body Piercing|Comments Off on Stretching In Body Piercing

Pro Tennis Player Tattoos

Pro Tennis Player Tattoos It is rather common to see sports stars with lots of tattoos these days. However, one of the last athletic pursuits to resist the inked up trend has been tennis. The sociocultural context along with the dress code has long made for an underrepresentation of tattoos on athletes in tennis. But [...]

By |2021-07-15T18:03:46+01:00July 15th, 2021|Celebrity Tattoos|Comments Off on Pro Tennis Player Tattoos

Pet Tattoos

Pet Tattoos In a recent post, we looked at the rising trend of friendship tattoos and some inspiration from famous people who have gotten them done. Friendship tattoos between people can be matching, in the same or different locations on the body, or complimentary, like those pieces of a heart-shaped necklace you would share with [...]

By |2021-07-14T20:18:44+01:00July 14th, 2021|tattoo trends|Comments Off on Pet Tattoos

A History of Piercings – Part II

A History of Piercings - Part II In our last post on the theme, we traced piercing back to at least 12.000 years ago. Ancient civilisations from Africa to Asia all used body modifications to determine social status or to function as protection from evil spirits and demons. Ancient Romans wore studs in their ears. [...]

By |2021-07-12T06:54:39+01:00July 11th, 2021|Body Piercing|Comments Off on A History of Piercings – Part II

Tattoos of the Euro and Copa América finals

Tattoos of the Euro and Copa América Finals We have already taken a deeper look at some of the amazing work of art adorning some of the national football team of Italy, along with the personal pieces of England forward Raheem Sterling. However, it would be amiss of us to note the final of the [...]

By |2021-07-12T06:56:45+01:00July 11th, 2021|Celebrity Tattoos|Comments Off on Tattoos of the Euro and Copa América finals

The History of Piercings – Part I

The History of Piercings - Part I Some decades ago, most people in the West thought of piercings as a classic and often discreet ear lobe or two. Perhaps we mostly tend to think of more prominent or substantial piercings, such as nose or tongue, as more recent phenomena, something that came about as [...]

By |2021-07-07T21:18:38+01:00July 7th, 2021|Body Piercing|Comments Off on The History of Piercings – Part I

Friendship Tattoos

Friendship Tattoos As the world is tentatively coming back online, we emerge with - hopefully - a newfound or strengthened sense of what is truly important to us. No, not only the speedy holidays to Portugal or the pints down at the pub (although, of course, those are pretty spectacular too), but most of all, [...]

By |2021-07-06T13:16:34+01:00July 6th, 2021|tattoo trends|Comments Off on Friendship Tattoos