Living Canvas. A Guide To Tattoos, Piercings And Body Modifications


Inert canvas: our motorcycles. Living canvas: our bodies. We put a lot of thought into customization our bikes. Under the correct observation that sometimes we put more thought into the part to bolt on or to fabricate, or the next paint job to express our personality, author Karen Hudson decided that her new book “Living Canvas” should not only be about tattoos but also about planning and choosing the right artist to take care of them. Karen encourages you to make safe and smart body modifications, and for this purpose covers all the topics to help you make an informed decision that you will not regret later. Hence a very educative and preventive book that you should read before you get your first or fifth tattoo. 336 pages. Living Canvas.

11 Responses to “Living Canvas. A Guide To Tattoos, Piercings And Body Modifications”

  1. 1 Lyle Sep 4th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Is there any such thing as a “smart body modification?”

  2. 2 Shifter Sep 4th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Lyle. Yes, like on a bike. Things to do or not to do depending of your look, your style, your profession… Things you will enjoy & not regret….

  3. 3 David Sep 4th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Lyle your correct there are no Smart body mods. Want a tat on your back? How the Hell do you enjoy that? Tats and body piercings are just another “stupid human trick”.

  4. 4 nicker Sep 4th, 2009 at 5:03 pm


    “… sometimes we put more thought into the part to bolt on…”

    But isn’t that also true of our clothes, bikes, and behavior…. ???

    The “me-too” thought process is way too prevalent among today’s “scooter enthusiasts.”

    A good “… your mother must be so proud…” reality-check would be a good thing.

    IMHO anyway


  5. 5 Dee Dee Presley Sep 6th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I guess tattoos aren’t really a safe body modification when you compare them with a porn moustache or a Dog Chapman mullett. You can always change some things when they draw attention for the wrong reasons. I’ve never tried to talk anyone into getting a tat and never will. I may live to regret the tattoos I have. Right now though, the’re easier to cover than that bald head I see camoflauged with the comb-over or do-rag.

  6. 6 A$$HOLE Sep 7th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    To each his own. I have seen plenty of stupid tattoos as well as some amazing works of art in tattoos. Some people have the heart to put something on them that will last for ever. Some things mean so much to a person that they choose to carry it with them for the rest of their lives. I cannot simply go in my bedroom and pick out a new style, and wear what ever brand is popular that day. My brands are permanant, and there is no hiding who or what I am. Tattoos have benn around thouands of years longer than motorcycles so to imply that tattoos are simply a by product of the motorcycle culture is laughable. Some people just do not have the nuts.

  7. 7 willie Sep 7th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Its so easy to get a tattoo now a days there is a studio or circus clown on ever corner just doing what ever ,with no concern of what they are doing,people get bad ink ever day from some hack that has watched to many TV shows and opens up another shop .THE TATTOO INDUSTRY IS GOING THE WAY OF THE AIR BRUSH INDUSTRY WENT IN THE 70s but with a shop on ever corner and people doing stuff like buy one get one free and 20 and 30 dollar tattoos you get what you pay for. good tattoos are not cheap and cheap tattoos are not good… tattoos are for life think before you ink…

  8. 8 biker bob Sep 7th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I never thought I’d agree with an A$$HOLE, but I do. Spot on ole chap.

  9. 9 A$$HOLE Sep 8th, 2009 at 2:23 am

    biker bob, your last name does not begin with a K does it? It is OK to agree with an A$$HOLE if they are right.

  10. 10 nicker Sep 11th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Ya, that about nailes it………..!.

    “…so to imply that tattoos are simply a by product of the motorcycle culture is laughable…”
    (Sort-a like Gun Racks, Pickup Trucks, Cowboys & Hats)


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