Inkademic is a hub for all things body modification, tattoos, and more. Here you will find news, content focused on historical and contemporary curiosities and elaborations, a vibrant and fascinating Instagram feed, and a YouTube channel.
This site is mainly directed at the body modification consumer or client. It’s doubtful there’s anything here that a seasoned tattoo artist wouldn’t already know. That said, if you’re curious and enthusiastic about the content, you’ll hopefully find it interesting.
The Inkademic channel is slated for release in summer of 2019 so keep an ear out. It is hosted by Ryan Straight, an assistant professor at the University of Arizona and one of those “enthusiastic amateurs” in the world of learning about and sharing content on body modification. He’s not a tattoo artist, nor does he have any interest in becoming one. He’s just really interested in this stuff.
Video content includes narratives on the historical presence of body modification in various cultures and conversations with those in related fields. What you won’t get much of is people talking about the meaning of their tattoos because, frankly, that’s like hearing someone describe a dream: it’s actually pretty boring.
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You may find ads (gotta pay for this passion project somehow) and affiliate links (to Amazon, for example) that does provide the owner with a small kick-back on anything purchased through the link. If you appreciate the content, that’s just a small way of saying thanks. So, thanks!
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