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# Tattoos

Last week
29th January 2023 - 4th February 2023
# Mack the Man
Tattoos, family, and self-doubt: Mack Hansen is Ireland's wildcard
Heading into his second Six Nations campaign, Hansen has taken some key lessons on board.
All time
# Inisfail
'Even though we're from New Zealand, we had a strong connection to Ireland'
Auckland native Dominic Robertson-McCoy is in his fourth season with Connacht.
# Your Say
Poll: Should it be illegal for under-18s to get a tattoo or body piercing?
A bill to make it illegal is currently at the second stage.
# Tattoos
9 tattoo artists based in Ireland who are definitely worth a follow on Instagram
You’ll be dying for your next tattoo in no time.
# Your Say
Poll: Should tattoos and intimate piercings be banned for under 18s?
Fianna Fáil has introduced legislation to do just this.
# Banned
New bill proposes ban on tattoos and intimate piercings for under 18s
The Bill has been brought forward by Fianna Fáil public health spokesperson Mary Butler TD.
# ALONE
'Standing up for their generation': These older people are getting tattoos to fight ageism
Alone, the charity that supports older people at home, is aiming to raise €10,000 during the event.
# gold standard
A Canadian woman loved Coppers so much, she got a tattoo of its coordinates
This deserves a gold card.
# The Future
Scientists develop 3D printed 'living tattoo' that responds to its surroundings
The team has demonstrated its breakthrough by printing a living tattoo onto the skin of people.
# tatts off
This Dublin makeup artist's incredible tattoo coverup has been seen all over the world
“His own mother didn’t recognise him when he walked in the door.”
# sorry mam
An Irish lad was on Good Morning Britain to tell his Mam about the 'Despacito' tattoo he got in Magaluf
Oh. My. God.
# irish tattoo artists
11 amazing tattoo artists in Ireland worth following on Instagram
To save you from getting “Thenks Mather For My Life” tattooed on you.
# just tattoo of us
This new MTV show has people giving 'revenge tattoos' to each other and it's horrific
Someone got Donald Trump on their arse. SMDH.
# tat's life
Can You Guess The Celebrity From Their Cringey Tattoo?
Celebs: Don’t trust them to pick a tattoo design for you. Or themselves.
# a hair past a freckle
People are getting freckles tattooed on their faces in the name of beauty
It’s the newest cosmetic tattooing craze.
# Tattoos
What Crappy Irish Tattoo Should You Get in 2017?
We can tell you.
# capital ink
In photos: The spectacular art from the Dublin International Tattoo Convention
Some very impressive stuff.
# boy bye
11 extremely cool tattoos inspired by Beyoncé
~Middle fingers up, put ‘em hands high…~
# dublink
19 stunning tattoos inspired by Dublin
Dublin in your heart = Dublin on your skin.
# permanent
10 tattoos that could only happen in Ireland
Our taste in tattoos is… unique.
# inked up
Having tattoos can help you fight colds
But one could make you more susceptible.
# not the face
Zayn Malik got a tattoo on his face and we need to have words with him
For god’s sake Zayn.
# tatted up
15 deadly tattoos inspired by Ireland
Inspiration within.
# tattoos suck
A man with a Henry the Hoover tattoo on his crotch says it's ruining his love life
You don’t say. (Images are NSFW. Not safe for life, either.)
# good parenting
A trans teen's mum updated her tattoo of him in the nicest way
The perfect tribute.
# whole glory
People stuck their arms through a hole and let an artist give them 'mystery tattoos'
They weren’t allowed to see them until he was finished. GULP.
# Criticism
Do these Topshop 'gold scar' tattoos glamorise self-harm?
The “statement scar designs” have been criticised for appearing to make a fashion statement of self-harm.
# body art
18 gorgeously subtle tattoos inspired by Ireland
Get Ireland all up on your body.
# save me
This girl's tattoo contains a powerful message about mental health
Bekah Miles got her tattoo to encourage people to talk about depression.
# Commitment Issues
Temporary tattoos are officially back and they’re not just for kids
When did they become cool for anyone over the age of 10? Now, it seems.
# feels
This dad made a lovely gesture for his daughter who was insecure about her cochlear implant
Dads are the best.
# so much banter
This complete bantersaurus got 17 of his mates' names tattooed on his leg
All aboard the banter bus.
# no full stop
Here's why people around the world are getting semicolon tattoos to inspire others
The movement is going super viral.
# banter
This lad got 'Gary Lineker shags crisps' tattooed on his arse, and immediately regretted it
“Non, je ne regrette rien…”
# Sydney
Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos
She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.
# The briefcase
Here's everything you need to know about business this week
Everyone was talking about mad cows, free trade and tattooed workers.
# Your Say
Poll: Do tattoos change how you view a person?
What do you think of ink?
# The Dress
A man has only gone and tattooed #TheDress on himself
It’s blue and black, in case you were wondering.
# 2014 inc
14 of the most 2014 tattoos
That’ll look great with your wedding dress.
# tatt's not nice
9 things people with tattoos are completely sick of hearing
“Did it hurt?” *puts fingers in ears*