IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK – 25TH MAY 2018 – THE TATTOO FORUM

Ariana Grande has posted a tattoo tribute in respect of the victims of the Manchester arena attack where she was playing a concert last year.. She posted a photo on her instagram of the famous Manchester bee tattooed behind her left ear.. a touching tribute indeed.
Read more here | Read why the bee is a symbol of Manchester here

“Thinking of you all today and every day” – Ariane Grande

Although tattooed wedding rings have been around for a while, it seems to be trending on instagram, with a whopping 5000 posts published recently showing couples replacing the typical wedding ring in favour of a matching tattoo to display their love and dedication to each other.
Sadly we can’t see Harry & Meghan following suit.
Read more here.

Facial tattoos have been a part of Maori culture for centuries, But one woman’s striking chin design – or moko – has generated huge debate in New Zealand, because she is white, with no Maori heritage. Sally Anderson, who is married to a Maori man, says her moko symbolises her personal struggles and life story. But she’s been accused of appropriating Maori culture for personal gain.
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“It reflects who we are and it represents your family, your sub-tribes and tribes”

What tattoo is suitable for a royal? Sleeve? Eagle? Tribal? Well according to The Sun, A cross is the answer judging from past tradition. Prince William is due to visit Jerusalem in the coming months, he is the first royal ever to make an official visit there however three previous British princes to go to Jerusalem got an identical tattoo – prompting demands for Wills to follow suit.

Handily, the tattoo parlour which the 19th-century princes used is still in business!


“If the Duke of Cambridge wanted to carry on the tattoo tradition, the Jerusalem tattoo parlour used by his predecessors is still in business and available!”