Good Morning Inspiration! Each year a new interior, that is celebrated by 600 friends

Fitzroy – a creative strategic agency in Amsterdam – changes its interior each year. On the one hand, in order to back up our philosophy of being “the most adaptable to change”. On the other hand, it is a good reason for a party.

Until recently, the walls were still covered with the RGB wallpaper of Italian artist duo Carnovsky: carnovsky.com. This year, the interior has been taken over by Some Quality Meat: a directory for high quality tattoo inspiration.

SQM got into our ship with captain Kim Papanatos Rense because of his astonishing style of tattooing: Etching & Pointtillism (dotwork).

So, that’s why Fitzroy asked Kim to make re-designs from six traditional nautical icons which are combined with graphic geometric shapes.

These epic tattoos were not only dotted on the walls, but also used for a set of tableware that is on sale at Fitzroy.

Agency: Fitzroy Amsterdam / Tattoos: Some Quality Meat & Kim Papanatos

Thanks to our dear friend, Jur Baart for this inspiration!

Lucky Beautiful Love by Ricardo Gomes

Lucky Beautiful Love – New face Carl Michael photographed by Ricardo Gomes and styled by Jansonniklason, in exclusive for Fucking Young! Online.

Silk kimono by Patrik Guggenberger.

Stephen James Shows Off His Tattoos for Risbel Magazine

Designer Theodore Leventakis joins creative forces with photographer Antonis Delta to style British model Stephen James in a story for Risbel magazine. Stephen poses for striking images that show off his many tattoos and piercings.

Ricki Hall by Olgaç Bozalp for L’Officiel Hommes Turkey.

Here’s the super tattooed model Ricki Hall captured by talented fashion photographer  Olgaç Bozalp and styled by Eilidh Greig for the November 2013 issue of L’Officiel Hommes Turkey.

Watch the video below:

Photography Assistant: Murat Sinici, Bugra Ergil / Styling assistance: Melissa Yates and Ateser Aldemir / Videographer: Thèo Clark / Make up: Charlotte Reid at One Represents / Hair: John Mullan at Nude Agency

INKY FEET by SNEAKER FREAKER

Perfect combo, tattoos and sneakers!

Le Coq Sportif : Flash , Nike : Roshe Run FB & Air Max 1 Leopard , Vans : Sk8 Hi & OTW Bedford , Puma : Disc Blaze & ASICS : GT-Cool , Gourmet : The 35 & Puma : Suede. Here are some beautiful pairs of shoes selected by our friends at Sneaker Freaker Magazine. Vibrant colors add a touch of class and modernity that season.

Fine Tattoo Art: Stephen James by Darren Black


Model Stephen James at SUPA Model Management updates his portfolio with a portrait session by fashion photographer Darren Black.

A curiosity about tattoos

A tattoo is a form of body modification, made by inserting indelible ink into the dermis layer of the skin to change the pigment.

The Oxford English Dictionary gives the etymology of tattoo as, “In 18th c. tattaow, tattow. From Polynesian tatau. In Tahitian, tatu.” The word tatau was introduced as a loan word into English; its pronunciation was changed to conform to English phonology as “tattoo”. Sailors on later voyages both introduced the word and reintroduced the concept of tattooing to Europe.

The first written reference to the word, “tattoo” (or Samoan “Tatau”) appears in the journal of Joseph Banks (24 February 1743 – 19 June 1820), the naturalist aboard Captain Cook’s ship the HMS Endeavour: “I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humor or disposition”.

The word “tattoo” was brought to Europe by the explorer James Cook, when he returned in 1771 from his first voyage to Tahiti and New Zealand. In his narrative of the voyage, he refers to an operation called “tattaw”. Before this it had been described as scarring, painting, or staining.

Tattoo enthusiasts may refer to tattoos as “ink”, “pieces”, “skin art”, “tattoo art”, “tats”, or “work”; to the creators as “tattoo artists”, “tattooers”, or “tattooists”; and to places where they work as “tattoo shops”, “tattoo studios”, or “tattoo parlours”.

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