A growing number of people are calling upon artists to design unique tattoos for them. The designs feature everything from art nouveau to the works of children.
In the American Midwest, Luther is as relevant today as he was 500 years ago. In this Reformation year, American Lutherans are showing a particular interest in Germany, writes Carsten von Nahmen from Iowa.
"Without the children, I would have killed myself." Kocher, a Yazidi mother from Iraq, survived two years in "IS" captivity. The atrocities suffered have left her full of rage. Three of her children are still missing.
With skin art long associated with Japan's underworld gangs, one artist is defying pressure from the authorities to give up his profession. And supporters say that if he loses, the entire industry in Japan is at risk.
A German policeman whose tattoos and Hitler salutes indicate far-right extremist attitudes can be fired from his job, a court has decided. Tattoos are a particularly intensive display of personal views, it said.
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